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  • On Apr 3, 2014
    Jacqueline from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    planning trip late 2014 and would love to stay in resort but I don't want to actually go to the theme park this trip. can I stay in the resort witout purchasing park tickets and if so, what activities and entertainment are we able to enjoy?

    Hi Jacqueline,

    Absolutely! You can book resort-only reservations with no obligation to buy park admission tickets. The resorts are so fabulous that they can be a vacation all alone.

    As a guest at one of the Walt Disney World resorts, you will have access to the pools and recreation at the resort. You also will be able to use the transportation and take advantage of the many great restaurants outside the parks.

    A non-park visit would also be a good time to:

    Explore the water sports adventures available near the Contemporary Resort.
    Play a round of golf at one of the amazing courses.
    Enjoy the relaxing services at one of the spas.
    Spend an evening strolling along the Boardwalk to see the free entertainment or to visit Jellyrolls or the Atlantic Dance Hall.

    If you are visiting during November or December, you also can spend time hopping from resort to resort to see all the beautiful holiday decorations.

    As much as we love the theme parks, my husband and I occasionally plan a park-free weekend at Walt Disney World for our anniversary or a birthday because we enjoy the resorts and grounds outside the parks so much.

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can provide any other details for you or if I can answer any other questions. Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.


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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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