Disney Springs AMPHICAR
  • On Jan 2, 2023
    Lisa from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a trip to WDW. 3 of us who will be doing resort and park. My mom is talking about going but she will not want to go to the parks. Will there be an issue? Or does she have to pay for park tickets even though not going? Thank you

    Welcome to planDisney, Lisa! November will be here in no time, so I'm happy to provide you with an answer that your mom will absolutely love. 

    While visiting the Walt Disney World Resort theme parks is one of the best ways to experience the magic, theme park tickets are not required in order to enjoy your vacation. For years, before I was a frequent parkgoer, I found things to do around the Resort without needing to step into the parks.

    Here are some ideas about how your mom can spend her time without entering the theme parks: 

    -Exploring your Resort hotel! There are so many activities at each Resort hotel. I recommend searching the Walt Disney World Resort website for your Resort hotel to see what it has to offer. Some, like Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, have beaches where she can relax by the water. Others even offer classes, like Disney's Coronado Springs Resort's Colors of Coronado Painting Experience. (Even if you're not staying at these Resort hotels, you all can visit them via Resort Transportation.) She could have the time of her life while doing everything the Resort hotels have to offer, or she could choose to do nothing at all!

    -If your mom likes to shop, she could explore Walt Disney World Resort's premier shopping and dining destination, Disney Springs. In addition to the sights and sounds there, she could also take it easy at the more tranquil Disney's BoardWalk. The cool part about this option is that it's connected to the theme park EPCOT, so you could meet her there via the EPCOT International Gateway.  

    -After your theme park days, consider having a nice dinner together at one of the several table service dining options around property. One that my own mom can't get enough of is Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue at The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. Not only will you all eat a delicious Southern-style meal, but you'll have a rootin' tootin' time watching an interactive, lively show. 

    Honestly, Lisa, I could go on and on about what your mom--and your whole family--can do outside of the theme parks. So, if you want to hear more of my top recommendations, or if you have any other planning questions, feel free to reach out to me here at planDisney!

    Magic always, 
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Meet the Panelist: LeAndra, Florida

Hey, Mouseketeer! I'm LeAndra, a wife, mom of two, and content creator from beautiful Central Florida. I've lived near The Most Magical Place on Earth for my entire life; so, I like to say that I'm a Guardian of this galaxy! My love of all-things-Disney has also taken me on multiple cross-country road trips to Disneyland Resort and on a few flights over to Disneyland Paris. I am oh-so-grateful to be a part of your world by helping you plan your magical vacations.  Learn More About LeAndra

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