Schedule a date night
There are plenty of date-worth experiences around Walt Disney World, and scheduling some adult time is a great idea to combat vacation burnout. Some great ideas for a date night include strolling Epcot’s World Showcase, having a delicious meal at Disney Springs, or having dinner at California Grill and watching the Magic Kingdom nighttime entertainment.
Wondering what to do with the little ones? You have a few options. There are local agencies that provide in-room childcare services. You may also prefer to enroll your children in Disney-run activities, which do vary from time to time. Currently, you might consider Captain Hook’s Pirate Crew, where children ages 4 through 12 can enjoy a pirate themed night (including dinner) and a boat ride) while parents enjoy a night out.
Enjoy lunch reservations instead of dinners
Many families focus on making dinner reservations each night, but you may want to consider a nice sit-down lunch instead. Especially during the hottest months of the year, taking an hour to relax in the air conditioning and enjoy a meal can be the recharge that a family needs to continue the day in good spirits.
Look for indoor/seated activities and shows
Feeling burnt out at a park, but leaving just isn’t a great option for your family at the moment? Take a look at your map/times guide or My Disney Experience app and find an activity that involves air conditioning and sitting down for a bit. Shows at Hollywood Studios or attractions like the Hall of Presidents or Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom are great choices for brief rest opportunities.
Don’t be afraid to change course or bail out!
When moods are going south, don’t be afraid to cancel a plan or change course. If someone has a blister, needs a nap, or is just “done”, consider that giving that person the break they need- it may be necessary to keep the trip as a whole a positive one.
We hope this list gives you some ideas that will improve your upcoming trips to Walt Disney World! What are your favorite tricks for preventing Walt Disney World burnout?