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Old 10-08-2012, 04:08 AM   #1
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Arrival Day at WDW

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We will be arriving at WDW and spending two nights there before we are leaving for our Disney Cruise! We won't be arriving until 6PM on Friday evening so we will just check in, grab dinner and sleep.

On the Saturday, we don't want to go into any of the parks, as we're coming back after the cruise. We were thinking about doing LaNouba at 6PM and probably a Downtown Disney reservation and heading back to the hotel.

Any ideas on what to do during the day? It's an adults only trip and Downtown Disney is not enough to provide us hours of activities. We don't want to do any character meals and we will probably sleep until 9am-10am so something on property. We might swim at the resort but it will depend on the weather. We will have just had a 25 hour flight from Australia the day before so looking to have a quite relaxing day.

Thanks all in advance!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #2
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You mentioned sleeping in but not where you were staying.

Since you are looking at LaNouba for 6:00 and dinner after but did not metioned eating, could either do a nice, relaxing breakast/brunch at the resort, then the pool with a cold drink or something light at the resort and switch to late lunch at DTD, maybe at Fulton's, House of Blues or Raglan Road then the show. There is also the option of minature golfing or just resort exploring.

You may not spend hours at DTD but there are some really nice stores to see.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:27 AM   #3
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We have been to WDW before and we love DTD but not for hours at a time. We end up there a few nights of the trip or at Boardwalk as it's open late and we are night owls.

We will probably be staying at the Beach or Yacht Club Resorts but that isn't finalised yet. We will probably go Raglan Road or Portobello Trattoria for dinner.


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You mentioned sleeping in but not where you were staying.

Since you are looking at LaNouba for 6:00 and dinner after but did not metioned eating, could either do a nice, relaxing breakast/brunch at the resort, then the pool with a cold drink or something light at the resort and switch to late lunch at DTD, maybe at Fulton's, House of Blues or Raglan Road then the show. There is also the option of minature golfing or just resort exploring.

You may not spend hours at DTD but there are some really nice stores to see.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #4
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We like to rent a pontoon boat and take a picnic lunch out with us. Bay Lake is the best area, less traffic than the Yacht/Beach Club lake (not even sure if they rent ponttons there either).

You can rent bikes at the Wilderness Lodge and ride over to Fort Wilderness. Very relaxing, quiet trail. It's nice to sit by the big fireplace at the WL too.

Miniature golf is fun, we have only done Fantasia Gardens. Not quite as relaxing as the other two suggestions though.
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We were looking at mini golf. We are hoping for something to really get us in the Disney mood without visiting the parks. We will be coming back to WDW and hitting the parks then.



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We like to rent a pontoon boat and take a picnic lunch out with us. Bay Lake is the best area, less traffic than the Yacht/Beach Club lake (not even sure if they rent ponttons there either).

You can rent bikes at the Wilderness Lodge and ride over to Fort Wilderness. Very relaxing, quiet trail. It's nice to sit by the big fireplace at the WL too.

Miniature golf is fun, we have only done Fantasia Gardens. Not quite as relaxing as the other two suggestions though.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:23 AM   #6
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:34 AM   #7
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Depending on the weather I would second the boat/water sport suggestion. Parasailing to get a peak inside of MK seems like that would give you a good glimpse teaser of the magic.

If its cool I would do a spa day (if its not something you are doing no the ship). After a 25 hour flight I would sure need a massage.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:42 AM   #8
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Maybe check out all the activities at Fort Wilderness. When we go in May we are doing an archery class. There is also horseback riding. You could head out to AKL to view the animals, which you could do at night after dinner with the night vision goggles. These are all fairly inexpensive or free. There is also tours like the segway tour at Fort Wilderness that wouldn't require park admission. Have a great trip!
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The campfire sing-a-long or the HDDR at Ft. Wilderness followed by watching the fireworks from the FtW beach?
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #10
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I agree with the boats too. Since you want to relax, it might be nice to hang out on the Boardwalk and enjoy a drink in the bar or lunch somewhere in that resort area.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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A perfect time to resort hop and check them all out! I have never been able to do this and would love a chance but kids and grands would rather be in a park!
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