Some of my favorite Disney fun isn’t inside the parks at all! The Disney Resort Hotels are absolutely amazing, and definitely deserve some love. I adore exploring the resorts on the monorail loop during Christmas time, and have spent entire days exploring other hotels and dining in their restaurants. If you ever have some down time during your vacation, I highly recommend giving resort-hopping a try. This is especially fun if you can do it without kids in tow.
Disney World is full of fantastic entertainment options. However, one of the best shows isn’t listed in the Times Guide or on the map—it’s people-watching.
The people-watching at Disney World is top-notch. You get to see all kinds of people from all over the world. There are people speaking foreign languages, kids in adorable costumes, and folks with some spectacular Disney-themed outfits.
I highly recommend settling in with an ice cream or a coffee and spending some time checking out the passersby while you rest your legs.
I’ve seen the Disney fireworks shows countless times. Nevertheless, every time there are fireworks in a park, I have to stop and watch. This doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll head to the front to face the show, but it does mean I will pause no matter where I am and admire the beauty of the incredible shows Disney puts on every single night.
Taking the Magic Home
My final guilty pleasure is not only outside of the parks, but also outside of Disney property altogether. It’s taking the magic home with me. That’s right! Even when I’m at home I’m daydreaming (and sometimes night dreaming) about Disney World. I listen to the music, watch travel videos about Disney World, and even make mock vacation plans.
Sure, it might all be a bit excessive, but that's why they call it a guilty pleasure, right?
Do you have some Disney World guilty pleasures of your own? I’m betting you do! Heck, even a visit to Disney World itself could be considered a guilty pleasure, and if that’s the case, I’m pretty darn guilty.