• On Dec 23, 2018
    Sarah from TN 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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    My 17 year old son and I are traveling to Disney World for the Stars Wars races. We arrive early Thursday, so we have the expo, then almost a whole day. We don't have park tickets, so I am looking for things to do outside the parks for us. Thanks!

    Hi Sarah! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    The family that runs together, funs together! You and your son are going to have a great time on your race-cation! When my husband and I went down for Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend last year, we dedicated our first day to exploring outside of the theme parks after the expo, so I would love to pass along some ideas that we had.

    Heading over to Disney Springs was the main event of our day. We made sure to have a dining reservation for all of our "carb-loading" before the races the next day. It also felt good for our legs to stretch after a long morning of travel by checking out the stores. Since you are down there for Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, be sure to check out the Star Wars offering at The Void: Step Beyond Reality while you are in Disney Springs.

    Another great activity to get your body moving without tiring you out is a round of miniature golf! There are two courses available on Walt Disney World Resort property: Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf and Winter Summerland Miniature Golf (my personal favorite as a Christmas fanatic!).

    Disney's BoardWalk is a great spot for some evening entertainment as well as delicious restaurants. While you are there, feel free to walk around and explore the Disney Resort hotels in that area ... they are beautiful!

    I hope this helps with planning your free day, Sarah! I know you will have the BEST time running through the magic! May the Force be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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