Departure Day Activities to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Vacation
Walt Disney World is packed full of exciting entertainment possibilities around the resort. But what do you do with those last couple of hours before you head back home to reality? What's the best way to squeeze in a little more fun? I talked to Disney fans across the Internet to find out their favorite ways to optimize departure day.
Sleep In: Not the most exciting choice but for many adults that have snuck away for their escape, sleeping in is a luxury that day to day life just doesn't afford them. If you couldn't wait to bring on the night, your last morning could be filled with relaxation. You can even add to the luxury and order some room service! You can take your time packing up your gear. Just remember to be out by 11:00!
Leisurely Breakfast: Room service, Table service or a Character Buffet going out for a fantastic final meal is a great way to punctuate your holiday. Gather together your group and spend some time chatting about all the fun you've had and what you're most looking forward to on your next trip! My favorite is the Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast at Beach Club, but there's probably a gem close by at your resort too!
One Last Monorail Ride: If you just aren't ready to say good-bye take some time in the morning for one last monorail ride. It doesn't matter if you circle the Seven Seas Lagoon or take the Epcot line, quietly sliding by above it all is a great way to seal the landscape into your memory until you say hello again.
Downtown Disney: This is especially a favorite of guests who have driven to the Walt Disney World Resort. You might enjoy a walk along the lake, counting the Legos in the lagoon monster, shopping the unique stores and grabbing a sandwich with the Earl. Downtown Disney is the perfect spot to make the magic linger and be sure to pick up any souvenirs you may have forgotten.
Park Time: Hard core Disney fans book the latest flight possible in order to squeeze in that one last day of park time. We suggest that you pack up the night before and chose the park closest to your resort to ensure the longest ride time possible. If you're driving, that extra park time is even easier, just be sure you can stay up for the drive home!
No matter how you decide to spend your last few hours at Walt Disney World remember to stop for a moment and take it all in. Fill your lungs with that last breath of pixie dust and promise yourself that you'll be back soon. What's your departure day strategy? Leave a note below to let me know!