How To Have a Lazy Disney World Vacation Day

How many times have you heard that you’ll need a vacation from the stress and go-go-go of a Disney World trip?

It’s all to common for folks to be overwhelmed with the planning and options that the schedule prepared seems more like a sprint than a relaxing time away from the day-to-day of regular life. That’s mostly because we are wanting to get as much value out of the investment of the airfare, resort, tickets and everything else…why wouldn’t we want to be up at dawn and out til late each and every single day?

I hear you, but there’s something that you may have to consider…

How To Have a Lazy Disney World Vacation Day


Being in the park for Rope Drop each and every single day isn’t necessary, especially when you want to have a lazy day! Be aware of the time, as you don’t want to sacrifice the entire by sleeping in, but you can still have a relaxing day by showing up at 10am or so.

Tip: Set an alarm for 8am and then snooze the alarm a couple times. That way you’re still enjoying the bed without falling back asleep!

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Pin Trading at Disney Traders at EPCOT (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

Did you know that you could do themed days, like Drinking Around the World Showcase or Pin Trading? Don’t feel bad if you’re setting aside a day for exploration and adventuring without setting foot in a Disney Park.

Tip: Knowing what you want from a Disney vacation is all about setting expectations and celebrating successes! If you want to do something…be flexible but know where it stands in the list.

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Saana’s Bread Service at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

One of the best ways to have a lazy day at Disney is to enjoy a meal at a quiet Disney Resort, like Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Lunch at Sanaa is probably one of the best pieces of advice that I can give, both because the food is great and the ambiance is breathtaking!

Tip: Walk around the resort and visit both Jambo House and Kidani Village, as they have different personalities and theming. PLUS…Zebra Domes!


Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht / Beach Club Resort (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

During the day is when most families are at the theme parks, so why not take advantage of the lower crowds and great weather to soak in some rays and laze around the pool?

Tip: Be aware of the weather, as you don’t want to plan to be at the resort if it’s going to rain because they’ll close the pool as a safety precaution and then you’re just stuck in a hotel room instead of rescheduling a park day.

Having a “Lazy” day at Disney World can still be incredibly fun, so be flexible and enjoy the time that you’ve got at the most Magical Place on Earth!

How To Have a Lazy Disney World Vacation Day

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