Favorite or unique things to do outside of the parks

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by goofy4wdw2, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:31 AM.

  1. goofy4wdw2

    goofy4wdw2 DIS Veteran

    Aug 10, 2004
    We are planning a resort only trip to WDW the week before Easter. We are not buying park tickets and plan to relax at the resort (Saratoga Springs), explore DIsney Springs more than usual, and check out some parts of WDW we haven’t experienced yet. I’m sure we’ll mini golf (went once before, need to try another course!), might rent bikes somewhere, might go to explore Fort Wilderness and possibly Hoop Dee Doo Revue. Looking for tours or unique things at resorts to see or do. Can you pass along your favorite non-park activities in DIsney World? Thanks!
  2. lorilclevelandrn

    lorilclevelandrn Mouseketeer

    Sep 20, 2009
    Fishing excursion from Contemporary:)
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  3. Disxuni

    Disxuni DIS Veteran

    Mar 12, 2016
    Back in the day, before I had my pass I used to go on a "Poor Man's Disney Trip". I'd essentially park it at Disney Springs, from there it could be anything.

    I'd do Disney Springs, or ride a bus to Magic Kingdom so I can go ride the ferry, or perhaps the monorail and go resort hopping, enjoy the atmosphere, take photographs, perhaps have a snack, or a drink at each resort. Or if starting at MK, I could instead ride a boat and enjoy the view of the Discovery Island and see a glimpse of what used to be River Country, before enjoying the environment of Fort Wilderness, or then ride a boat to Wilderness Lodge and look at the beautiful water falls and have a drink, or snack over there.

    Also, Animal Kingdom Lodge we'd visit as well, there are plenty of places to see the animals from not only outside, but through the windows of inside the resort as well. You can also go to Sanaa, which is a restaurant which has open windows for you to see the animals as well while you enjoy a meal. The bread service is a favorite. Also, there is a Safari type of experience as well (however I never partaken in that), as well as there was a culinary tour as well (never got a chance to do it, but it's free unlike the safari).
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  4. Haley R

    Haley R With all the strength of a raging fire

    Sep 3, 2017
    We just rented searaycers at the yacht club area and it was one of the best things we’ve ever done. We also rented a surrey bike and that was pretty fun too. We did the mini golf and thought it was just okay. Nothing special as far as mini golf goes. The void at Disney springs is pretty awesome but pricey. You can rent golf carts at fort wilderness which could be fun. We did the fun run at the yacht club and that was awesome!

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