View Full Version : Mid Day break TIPS/Ideas! Everyone!!!

03-01-2001, 06:56 PM
Lets hear suggestions for what to do during your mid day break. The following is a list I have for everyone in our group to pick from. All are things we would like to do and are not very strenuous. Of course, anyone that needs the flat out NAP can go to the room and do so. (I guess this depends alot on if you stay on or off site)

1 - Rent 'water mice'
2 - Ride the Monorail.
3 - Hotel Pool
4 - Water Park
5 - Go check out the camp sites (or resort of interest)
6 - Tom Sawyer Island

Lets hear yours now!!!!

03-01-2001, 07:09 PM
We usually come back to the room about 2pm, grab some food from the food court and bring it up to our room to relax for a little while. I also like to change my socks and take my shoes off to rest my feet from the heat and walking. After that we might take a quick nap and then back out to the park for some fun until the wee hours. :D Breaking up the day is so nice because our fun doesn't get spoiled by being cranky from the heat or being tired. :)

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03-02-2001, 04:49 AM
Well...in our family the choice is almost always the resort pool. That's the kids choice...but I don't mind that either. We always take the afternoon break...that way we're all in much better shape for an enjoyable evening. Sometimes I'll take off without the kids and check out the other resorts.

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03-02-2001, 05:35 AM
DH ALWAYS does a nap - he is not as in shape as I and DH and is physically pretty pooped by mid-day (especially as the week progresses!). I join my daughter at the quiet pool and swim for about a half hour (rest on the lounge chair for another 30 to 45 minutes) while DD swims till her skin is puckered! Surprisingly this is all it takes to get really refreshed! Getting your shoes off for an hour or so and off your feet does wonders for your physical (and spiritual) wellbeing. If we are going to have a late night (i.e. it is E-ride night!) I will actually do a nap after the swim and insist the DD do the same - it is usually short (I don't sleep mid day well) but ensures we are ready for a long night.

As for the other stuff to do at the resort. I actually plan for at least one early evening where we eat at the restaurant at the resort and check out the cool stuff to do there - that is when we take advantage of the other activities offered. This upcoming trip I am planning a long afternoon/early evening day at the resort. We get to DXL from the parks about 11:30 am - have lunch at the food court and then plan to spend the afternoon fishing at the fish'in hole and swimming in the main pool, might hop to the swimming pool at Port Orleans French Quarter etc. Then we have a dinner at Boatwrights before heading to an evening activity. Built this into the week towards the end - when I know we will be getting physically a little weary AND because by then we will have seen stuff and know what it is we are most interested in doing.

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03-02-2001, 08:27 AM
If I don't go back to my hotel, I stop at one of those sinful candy stores, buy a caramel apple, or a Rice Krispie treat, and find a park bench in the shade, and park myself for a nice long time. I eat my goodies, do a little people watching, massage my feet, until I'm ready to join the crowd. :cool:


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03-02-2001, 08:57 AM
If it is a cloudy day, try one of the minature golf spots. We did this last year and they are not crowded at all in the afternoon. The clouds keep it from being too hot because you are out in the open most of the time. The Fantasia one by The Swan & Dolphin is neat but a little difficult. The Winter/Summerland ones by Blizzard Beach are cute and easier. We've done them all and have a lot of fun!


03-02-2001, 02:09 PM
While DH most of the time takes a nap ( he's the biggest baby ) the kids and I head for the pool and that's our break, we love doing that!! Then we get ready for our late night out!

03-02-2001, 02:30 PM
DH lays in the room to cool off and watch ESPN. He thinks his teams will fall off the face of the earth during vacation if he doesn't keep up! DD and I head for the pool and DS varies between the two options. We love those little breaks, they do so much to get you back on track for the evening tour.