“You’re going to Disney AGAIN?”
That’s not an unusual reaction for me to hear when I announce an upcoming trip to family or friends who don’t quite understand my love for Disney. With so much to do, see, and experience, there seems to be no shortage of “new” things to do in Disney World. Trying new things on your Disney trips is a great way to make each trip seem like a completely brand new experience. So, what are some of the ways that my family keeps things new in Disney?
Lay your head on a new pillow
We all have our favorites — for me it’s the Beach Club. That place that feels like home as soon as you pull up. The place that you dream about in between trips. The place that you wish was your actual home! It’s great to feel like you’re going home, but why not switch things up once in a while? The immersive themes and attention to detail that Disney puts into designing its resorts is worth exploring. The resorts can transport you to a completely different time, place, and feeling. For me, the resort I stay in seems to set the tone for the entire trip. If I want to relax, the Polynesian is a great option, but if I am ready to hit the parks from opening till closing, maybe the energetic Pop Century is a better choice.
Look at new menus
On a trip with my parents and sisters this spring, I suggested we try new restaurants at every meal. They were a little hesitant at first, but agreed to do it, and with the exception of a coveted Le Cellier reservation, every meal we ate was a brand new experience. This is one of my favorite ways to spice things up because it could have a little or a big impact on your overall trip, depending on how many new places you try. My family loved doing this, although now we have
a handful of new places on our “must-do” list!
Ride a new boat
Some of the most memorable experiences I’ve had on Disney trips don’t involve time in the parks or time relaxing at the resort, but instead activities like renting watercraft or playing mini- golf. A sunny afternoon riding the waters at Caribbean beach in a mouse boat stands out in my mind more than just another afternoon at the pool. On one trip, my sisters and I surprised our parents with an Illuminations Firework Cruise for their anniversary! These unique experiences
add a special twist on a vacation that you won’t soon forget.
When you visit Disney World again and again, your trip memories might start to blend together. Trying new things can help define a trip, and make you even more excited for the next!
- Disney Confidential – Australia coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom (chipandco.com)
- DVD Review: Walt & El Grupo (imaginerding.com)
- Disney Fun From Around the World: Week of November 15, 2010 (theaffordablemouse.com)
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