Did you know that Florida Residents can save up to 40% at select Walt Disney World resorts throughout most of the Summer? Yes its true. I am going off to my fourth trip this year and for the most part I try to catch these specials as a Florida Resident. The kids love Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and the savings are really enough to offset the negative, which is obviously the long lines and heat! The rest of the country is experiencing a rough heat wave, but we here in Florida are pretty much saved for the most part with normal days in the 90’s. Plus you can always count on a shower here and there to cool off somewhat. Check out what’s new at the Disney Store today!
The reality is that you can make an incredible vacation out of just lounging around your favorite Walt Disney resort. I have done that exact same thing so many times in the past. What we do is we take advantage of the all the perks that Walt Disney offers Florida Residents. For one you can use the extra magic hours to your advantage, the parks remain open for guests staying on resort grounds. What we usually do is we head to the park after hours, or at least when the sun starts to set, which is around 8:00 p.m. right about now. The parks are open each night on a rotation basis until an extra magic hour determined by Walt Disney, although usually the latest closing goes to the Magic Kingdom, I have been there as late as 3:00 a.m.
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Some rides you just can’t catch a break on though, for instance, the Toy Story Mania ride in Hollywood Studios is always in demand, and try making a 90 minute line at midnight. Ouch! But all in all the kids which are getting up there in age already are troopers and with a mid-day nap, they can handle it. So for the most part its fun in the sun, at the pool at your Walt Disney World resort (my favorite are the Cabins @ Fort Wilderness) and then maybe some Downtown Disney shopping, and back to the resort for some R&R and then off to the Disney theme park offering the extra magic hours. Great fun for everyone. If you have to make that special Disney gift and you will not be going this year to Disney World or Disneyland, don’t fret. Here is the quickest way to get your official Walt Disney World merchandise. Free Shipping too…