Visiting the theme parks at Walt Disney World is our favorite part of any Disney trip. However, at times, we appreciate a break from the crowds of the theme parks at night by choosing to do something outside of the parks. Disney World is more than theme parks, so be sure to schedule some time outside of the parks on your next trip. Here is our list of the top seven things to do at night outside of the theme parks!
Many of our articles extol the virtues of exploring resorts other than your own across Disney World Resort. A great time to do this is at night. Many hotel guests will still be in the theme parks waiting for the fireworks to begin leaving the resorts comfortably devoid of guests. Our favorite Resort hopping experience is what we call the "monorail crawl." The deluxe resorts around the monorail loop at Magic Kingdom offer a dizzying array of nighttime experiences. These include shopping, dining, and exploring. Once you've finished exploring one resort, just hop on the monorail and travel to the next resort on the loop. In addition to the "monorail crawl," riding the newly opened Disney Skyliner is another fun experience for your family at night. Climb aboard a colorful gondola and travel between a variety of area resorts including the exciting Boardwalk, Caribbean Beach, Riviera, Pop Century and Art of Animation. Your family will love it!
Not every Disney resort has a lounge attached to it, but the resorts that do, it is definitely worth checking out the lounges at Disney World. Visiting one of the lounges allows guests to be able to relax, enjoy a delicious drink, and at many, sample some delicious bar food. Some lounges have a TV so guests can watch the game, while others feature live entertainment. Our favorite on-property lounges we recommend guests to check out would be the Trader Sam's at Disney's Polynesian, the River Roost Lounge at Port Orleans Riverside, and the Crew’s Cup Lounge at the Yacht Club!
In addition to Disney Springs, Walt Disney World has another entertainment destination at the Boardwalk. Guests can enjoy a relaxing evening choosing between fantastic restaurants, bars, and other entertainment choices here. After their meal, guests can choose to dance the night away at the Atlantic Dance Hall or watch a piano duel at Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar. Regardless of what you choose to do, the Boardwalk is guaranteed to fit the bill for guests!