Long weekend at the resort without the Parks?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by disneyagain, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. disneyagain

    disneyagain DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2001
    My DD is a senior and would like to get a tan before prom. I have points for airfare, I was looking at various hotels in the orlando area, but by the time I rent a car (to get to the hotel and to get to meals) - it's cheaper to take the magic express and stay at a value resort. It would give us free transportation around the world and many dining options, plus downtown disney.

    I'm not sure I can be that close and not go to the parks :confused3

    Has anyone done this?
  2. Steph2527

    Steph2527 DIS Veteran

    Dec 9, 2009
    I'd like to know this too! We are going to WDW april 10th-13th to take a look at wedding venues, and are considering not going to the parks. But now that I'm thinking about it...I dont think we can fly there and not go to at least MK!!
  3. mom2jcg

    mom2jcg Mouseketeer

    Jan 12, 2013
    We stayed at the Polynesian 2 nights right before a cruise. We really enjoyed hanging out at the pool and going to DD, but I don't know if I could have handled it if I hadn't known we were going on the cruise and back to the parks for a few days. It was hard to watch people getting off of the monorail with their shopping bags from the parks. That being said, maybe a little magic is better than none at all? Good luck!
  4. evilqueenmindy

    evilqueenmindy DIS Veteran

    Feb 14, 2010
    We got a ridiculously good passholder rate one time at Poly when our seasonal passes were blacked out for the parks and decided to do it even though we weren't going to go to the parks, we had a blast! Hung out by the pool, watched fireworks from the beach, went around to a few other resorts, it was fun and very relaxing. More like a regular vacation than a Disney vacation.
  5. tinkerbellybutton

    tinkerbellybutton DIS Veteran

    Jun 4, 2007
    I could totally see my family doing this. We are considering a no park trip this summer. We have leftover water park tickets so we'll do that, but no parks!

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