Considering that Toontown did just go away, I almost regretted the title but when I thought about what I was attempting to convey to everyone it still seems very appropriate. We all know too well that a Walt Disney World vacation can be enormously expensive. We all want to try to squeeze in as much as possible each time we are there and that leads to a number of things:
- Exhaustion – We hurry through our days and spend so much time rushing from attraction to attraction and so many hours in the parks, it’s no wonder when we get home we need a vacation to recover from our vacation.
- Meltdowns – For those traveling with kids, this is almost unavoidable considering how much we try to do in such a short period of time.
- We Miss Things – Take a look at the picture above. How many of us have taken the time to just stop and marvel at just how beautiful so many things at Walt Disney World are? If you take the time to actually stop and look around you will begin to see the detail and beauty in everything the Imagineers have done.
- We Miss Opportunities – Some of the most rewarding things you can experience on a Walt Disney World vacation are those spontaneous moments that can only be had when you relax in the parks. You never know who or what you might see or how your fellow travelers will react when something pleasant happens unexpectedly.
Do yourself and your family a big favor and spend at least some of your time at Walt Disney World just strolling rather than “touring”. We do a lot of planning before we visit and many times the unplanned produces some of our most wonderful memories. Take a break from the parks during the day and come back later rather than just going commando from open to close. The same things you see during the day are vastly different at night. Just as an example, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a completely different attraction after dark – try it, you’ll like it. If you take that midday break you will not be too tired to notice the differences.
All I wanted to do was encourage you to take your time while in the parks. Walt Disney World has been here for four decades and will be around for many, many more. Besides, taking your time gives you an excuse to come back and do what you missed last time – good idea, huh!!! As always, enjoy your visit to Walt Disney World!!
- Dining Strategies And Your Walt Disney World Visit (chipandco.com)
- Wednesday with Walt: Spreading the Magic (chipandco.com)
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