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  • On Mar 16, 2020
    Phil from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My wife and I are live in Florida and plan on spending a day at the theme parks this spring or summer. If we decide we are too tired to drive home, is it ever possible to book a resort hotel room at the last minute? How would you recommend doing that?

    Hi Phil!

    Spending a day at Walt Disney World sounds like a perfect day-cation! Late Spring is a wonderful time at Walt Disney World and I hope you'll be able to plan a fun day.

    One of my favorite events during this time is the EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. From now until June 1, EPCOT will be transformed into a beautiful wonderland with amazing topiaries of beloved Disney characters, delectable outdoor kitchens, and special concerts and entertainment. I can spends days just in World Showcase absorbing the sights!

    If you find you've spent all your energy in the theme parks during your visit, you can almost always find a last-minute resort available at Walt Disney World Resorts. Of course, if you're visiting at a peak time, the Fourth of July, you may find that there is very limited vacancy if any rooms are available. During more typical times, though, you should have at least a few options for resorts. Generally, the easiest way to check availability is via the My Disney Experience mobile app. Simply enter the date, and browse available options. Since you are a Florida resident, you may be eligible for a Special Offer for tickets or resorts, so be sure to keep an eye on these deals while planning. To be eligible for these discounts, you will need to provide proof of residency.

    Disney Springs is a great place to check out the day after a resort stay if you do not have additional park tickets. I love to grab breakfast at Earl of Sandwich and visit a few of my favorite shops before the drive home!

    I hope you have a great day at Walt Disney World and don't hesitate to visit us again at the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help with any additional details!

    Kathie
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Meet the Panelist: Kathie, South Carolina

Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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