50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World

My daughter and I just got back from a Disney trip that was a little unusual for me. While she went off to ride the rides in the Theme Parks with friends, I enjoy packing in a ton of fun outside the Disney Parks. I'd been putting off many fun Disney activities for years while I focused on park time. To my delight I discovered that it's true, you can have a fantastic Walt Disney World vacation without ever stepping foot in a park. Whether you are looking to sprinkle some non-park days into a longer trip, or you just want to go relax and live the resort life, I've pulled together a fun list of 50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World.

50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World50 Things To Do Outside The Parks At Walt Disney World

The Contemporary Resort From Bay LakeRent A Boat On Bay Lake

    11. Take in some live music at Disney Springs
    12. Have tea at the Garden View Lounge
    13. Play Mini Golf at Winter Summerland or Fantasia
    14. Discover the Spirit of Aloha Luau at Disney's Polynesian Village
    15. Head to SENSES Spa for some pampering
    16. Rent a canoe at Ft. Wilderness
    17. Rent a Surrey Bike at Disney's BoardWalk
    18. Take a ride on the Aerophile balloon
    19. See YeeHa Bob at the River Roost Lounge
    20. Take a Carriage Ride at Port Orleans Riverside

Tea And Scones With JamTea And Scones With Jam

21. Visit more of the Disney Resort Hotels
22. Take a Disney Vacation Club tour
23. Enjoy dueling pianos at JellyRolls
24. Tour Jiko and Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge
25. Sing-a-long with Chip 'n Dale at the Ft. Wilderness Resort Campfire
26. Watch the Electrical Water Pageant from the beach
27. Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks
28. Paint a wine glass at AbracadaBAR
29. Do sunrise yoga at the Grand Floridian or Contemporary Resort
30. Watch Disney movies under the stars

Walt Disney's Electrical Water PageantWalt Disney's Electrical Water Pageant

31. Create-your-own wine tasting experience at Wine Bar George
32. Take the Wonders of Wilderness Lodge Tour
33. Hunt for Hidden Mickeys around the Resorts
34. Experience Fine Dining at Victoria & Albert's
35. Shop your way through Disney Springs
36. Spot African wildlife on the Animal Kingdom Lodge Savanna
37. Enjoy entertainment after 10 PM at The Edison
38. Go Horseback Riding at Ft. Wilderness
39. Play a round or two of golf
40. Schedule a fishing excursion on Bay Lake

Date Night Disney SpringsShop Your Way Through Disney Springs

41. Taste the International Sampler at the Coca-cola Rooftop Bar
42. Do the Regatta Run 3K at Disney's Yacht Club Resort
43. Take a painting class Win, Paint, Show at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
44. Dance the night away under the stars at Disney Springs
45. Go on a photo scavenger hunt - pick your own targets
46. Listen to the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra in the lobby
47. Plan out your very own Cupcake Crawl
48. Make your own Kukui Nut Lei at the Polynesian
49. Learn how to decorate a Character Dome Cake at Amorette's Patisserie
50. Ride the Monorail (and starting Fall 2019 the Skyliner)

The Coke Float SamplerThe Coke Float Sampler

What do you think? Would this list keep you busy on a vacation without parks? If I've missed some of your favorite activities outside of the parks be sure to share in the comments below.

JeffC wrote on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 12:40:

3. Go bowling at Rent a boat on Bay Lake

I want more info on this one!!! Haha.

Sorry I couldn't resist! I also like to enjoy a free boat ride (not a rental boat), like the one from POFQ to DTD, or a Friendship boat at the Boardwalk.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 13:46:

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LOL... whoops!

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