Your Dose of Disney! Things to do, Part 2

So where were we? In our last Disney article we started covering things to do while visiting the Magic Kingdom, here is the wrap up to that information. In case you missed the Must Do’s 1-5, check them out here before planning your trip!

6. Eating. From Mickey ice cream bars to five-star dining, Disney Parks bring all the best to your magical vacation. Whether you’re schmoozing with the Big Cheese himself at Chef Mickey’s at Walt Disney World or rubbing elbows with his clumsy counterpart at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel, character meals allow for families to take a break from the parks while filling tummies with chef-prepared cuisine. Plus, it helps to check that all-important item off Mom’s list — pictures and autographs with the characters (without having to stand in line at the parks).  For a more elegant dining option, try either award-winning restaurant – Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian or Napa Rose at Disneyland’s Grand Californian.

7. Relaxing. You are on vacation, right? So in and amongst all that seeing and doing, you certainly have to squeeze in a little rest and relaxation, too. Consider booking a relaxing massage or facial at one of the spas, enjoy a guided tour through a park or resort or simply sip something cool by the pool.

8. Playing. There’s a world of fun to be had outside the parks, too. At Walt Disney World, championship golf courses beckon you onto the greens, and there are two miniature golf courses for the less-serious putters. At Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the resorts offer games and activities for the entire family as well as Kids’ Activity Centers which allow for parents to explore Disney Parks or resorts on their own. At Walt Disney World, two water parks give a whole new meaning to fun in the water, and then there’s horseback riding, watercraft rental, fishing and much more!

9. Shopping. From finding just the right souvenir to spending the day for a shopping extravaganza, Disney Park’s answer to any guest wanting to bring a little of the magic home is Downtown Disney – at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. There is where you’ll find a mix of great entertainment, wonderful shopping alongside fabulous and unique dining. No
trip to either resort is complete without a day at Downtown Disney.

10. Reliving. After you’ve experienced a magical vacation, there’s nothing better than to savor it’s memories with photos you’ve taken in the parks. Another way to enhance your photos is to use Disney’s Photopass Services. By allowing Disney’s professional photographers to take casual or scheduled photos you can keep you photos safe, organized and available to you when it comes
time to relive the memories of your magical vacation.

Are you ready to book your trip? We are!

“Andi Sims is a wife and a mother of four children ranging in age from 7 to 16.  A frequent traveler, she is a member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel — which answers thousands of guests’ questions online at  This year, she answers questions exclusively for Disney Cruise Line guests.  Andi also maintains her personal blog concerning stories, tips and ideas on everything to do with her first (and hardest) job at You can also find her on Twitter @wifeandmomuniv.  She’s a sucker for anything chocolate, Mickey Mouse related or having to do with being more organized or efficient, and she runs to keep her sanity and to be able to eat more chocolate.”

As an independent contractor for Disney, Andi’s advice and opinions are her own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Disney company. She is under contract with Disney and is awarded a trip for her and her immediate family in exchange for her writing on the site.

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