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Ideas to Mix Up the Magic During Your Next Disney Trip

If you are lucky enough to visit Walt Disney World often, you might be looking for ways to mix things up during your next Walt Disney World vacation. We hope these suggestions will help you have an even more magical vacation and possibly find your new favorite.

There is so much to experience at Walt Disney World that you don’t want to always do the same thing each visit. Use these ideas to push yourself out of your bubble during your next World Disney World vacation.

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Try a New Resort

We all have our favorite Disney Resorts. It might be because of the location, the food, or the pool, but we tend to stay there repeatedly. Try mixing it up on your next vacation by trying out a different Disney Resort.

If you typically stay at a Disney moderate Resort, consider looking at a value Resort such as Pop Century or a Deluxe Resort for your next vacation.

By staying at a different Resort, you can enjoy various amenities such as pools and dining options. Staying at a new Disney Resort can allow you to see Disney from a different perspective and might even have you finding your new favorite.

If you aren’t sure you want to leave your old favorite behind, consider easing into a new Resort by doing a split stay. You can book your favorite Disney Resort for a few days and then jump to a new Resort. This can help you find the comfort you are familiar with while also being excited about something new.

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Don’t Go Into a Park

This might seem strange at Walt Disney World, but there is much to see and do outside the four central Disney Parks. If you haven’t taken advantage of some of these activities, consider doing so during your next vacation.

Consider doing something outside the Park during your vacation to see all the other magical experiences Disney offers. Being Park focused is normal for a Walt Disney World vacation, but we encourage you to mix up your plans by trying out experiences that don’t require a Park ticket.

We love taking the monorail or Skyliner around to visit some other excellent Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Grab something to eat or do some shopping.

There are activities such as mini-golf, bowling, and even movies that you can experience during your non-park day. Mix it up a little during your next vacation and have some time outside the Disney Parks.

Disney Springs is another great option outside of the Parks. There is such outstanding dining throughout Disney Springs that you can spend the whole day there. Have fun shopping, catching the entertainment, and even grabbing some great snacks later.

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Try Out New Dining

Walt Disney World seems to be constantly opening new and exciting dining options for Guests. Break out of your dining routine and try something new during your vacation. Disney has over 200 dining locations throughout the four Theme Parks, Resorts, and Disney Spring. If you constantly eat at the same restaurant, you miss out on all Walt Disney World offers.

Space 220 and Steakhouse 71 are excellent new options that have recently opened up in EPCOT and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Mix up your Walt Disney World vacation by booking a new dining location. These can be new and famous locations, or they could be underrated spots. Instead of booking the same dining reservation for the fifth time, consider trying out some unique dining experiences; you might be surprised at what you discover.

If you are always doing quick service meals, consider trying out some table service meals for something different. Choose to have one nice, sit-down meal during your trip for something new and different.

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Mix Up Your Routine

Being one that goes to Walt Disney World a lot, you might have your set routine for touring the Disney Parks. We would recommend adjusting this routine during your next trip. Do you typically rope drop each day of your trip? Consider sleeping in and staying late to see the Parks under the lights. Instead of eating all quick-service meals, think about trying one sit-down meal for something different.

This applies to your routine in the Theme Parks as well. Do you always hit Space Mountain first in Magic Kingdom or always go to Canada first when you visit the World Showcase in EPCOT? Mix it up by trying something new when you arrive at the Parks. Go to Mexico first, or try out Pirates of the Caribbean instead. Although it might not seem like a significant change, it will allow you to experience the Park differently, which can be a lot of fun.

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Relax and Slow Down

At Walt Disney World, getting wrapped up in trying to get everything done can be extremely easy. Mix it up during your next trip and slow it down. Although you want a general plan, don’t plan everything out. Instead, take time to enjoy the magical moments that happen in between those more considerable reservations.

People-watching is fantastic in Disney World, so grab a snack, find a bench and relax. We understand that planning is integral to a Disney vacation; however, schedule some downtime as you plan. This could be sleeping or just unplanned time to hang out at the Theme Parks. You can breathe and enjoy the magic around the Theme Parks by slowing down.

As you prepare for your next magical trip to Walt Disney World, consider some of these ways to mix up your trip. You might find your new favorite experience.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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