7. Try the Famous Foods Around the Park
For as many years as I’d gone to the Magic Kingdom, I only tried Dole Whip and a Turkey Leg recently. I kept forgetting about them, only to remember when I was outside of Magic Kingdom, realizing I hadn’t tried their famous Dole Whip. The lines for these items can become quite lengthy because of their popularity, but it’s worth the wait. Do your research and be sure to try their iconic snacks like a turkey leg, Dole Whip, churro and Mickey-shaped ice cream bar! They make for great photos, too!
8. Make Restaurant Reservations
I’ve had many trips where I’ve stuck to a budget and tried to economize my meals. There’s nothing wrong with it, but at least once on every Disney vacation, you should make a reservation to eat at a fancy restaurant. I tried Be Our Guest Restaurant when it first opened and was blown away by the decor and the world they recreated. I felt like I was in the movie with Belle and the Beast themselves! The one thing you’ll discover is that, while the meals are pricer than what you’d find at Casey’s Corner on Main Street U.S.A, there are still affordable options starting at $15. It’s well worth the experience (and price tag!)
9. Spend a Day at the Pool
It goes without saying that the pools at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel are beautiful and unique to your hotel’s theme. I’ve stayed at so many throughout the years, from Disney’s Old Key West Resort, to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s All Star Resorts, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter, and more, each pool experience has been unique and exciting. A Walt Disney World Vacation is not overly relaxing considering you’re constantly on the go, go, go. You’re spending the money to stay at one of their lovely resorts, so get your money’s worth and actually enjoy it! You’ll feel rested and ready to start your day at the parks again.