Ahh, sleeping in… a highlight for many of us adults. So, what’s more perfect than sleeping in? How about sleeping in at Disney World! Here are 5 reasons we think you might benefit from sleeping in while on vacation at Disney World.
Editor’s Note: We understand that with the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, some of the advice in this article may not apply if you visit while park hours are reduced, capacity limits and physical distancing are in place, and some of our favorite experiences—fireworks, parades, and character greetings—are temporarily suspended. (You can read everything you need to know about the phased reopening by clicking here). We will continue to share articles that give guidance on a “normal” vacation to Walt Disney World, along with any special changes or instructions you may need to be aware of during the phased reopening to provide the best tips we can regardless of when you are visiting. ~ Chad & Cindy
1 – You’re on Vacation
You’ve worked hard for this. All the hours at work, all the money saved, all the planning that went into this moment. You are on vacation! So, do yourself a favor. Enjoy it! No one says you have to set your alarm and force yourself to be up, ready, and out the door in time for park opening. Sure, maybe you are the early bird type and if so, more power to you! But if you find yourself with a chance to sleep in and this is something you enjoy doing but rarely get to, hit snooze and snuggle into that pillow for as long as your heart desires.
2 – Staying Out Late
Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, theme parks do not have late evening hours and fireworks have been temporarily suspended.
Maybe you’re the night owl type! Well, guess what, Walt Disney World is great for evening and night activities. Fireworks, dining, lounges, late park hours, late-night entertainment – the list goes on. Another perk to staying out late is taking advantage of the crowd levels. Attraction wait times may dwindle and you’ll be happy to explore the park without shuffling through large crowds. Plus, when the sun goes down, Florida’s high temperatures do too! Sleep in and get ready for a night out.
3 – Skip the Rush
You may have experienced this before. You get up and around and hurry to the bus stop only to find it’s already filled with people. If you do all fit on the first bus that comes, there may be standing room only. This is always tricky with children particularly. When you do finally make it to the park, you stand in a large crowd of people waiting to get through security. And finally – the ticket/entrance gates! But, once again, you must keep on waiting. Wait for the park to officially open, then wait for the lines to move through. Does it really pay off being an early riser? If you aren’t the crowd type, we suggest you sleep in and leave the morning rush to the early birds.
4 – Your Tweens/Teens Will Thank You
Vacation is supposed to be a joyous occasion! If you have very young ones, you might find yourself awake at 5 am regardless of if you want to sleep in or not. However, once those kiddos reach the tween and teen ages, sleeping in becomes valuable to your child once again. It may not be as challenging to wake up your teenager if you remind them you are at Walt Disney World compared to waking them up for school in the morning. However, let them sleep in if that’s what works best for you and your family. As you go through the day, we can assure you they will be thanking you for the extra rest.
5 – Save on the Budget
Who doesn’t like to save a little money? If you plan on sleeping in, you also need to be sure you haven’t scheduled any breakfast reservations of course. The great thing about no breakfast reservations – you save money! Grabbing a quick bite to eat for breakfast (or brunch) in your room or from a quick service location once you’ve reached your destination can save you a good bit of money in the long run. Pack a few granola bars or Poptarts to snack on for your late breakfast. Or simply look for the Starbucks at the parks or at Disney Springs and get yourself a little treat to keep you going. Sleep in and save money by keeping breakfast simple and your body and wallet will thank you for it!
Sure, we don’t say all of this so that you sleep in every day of your vacation (unless that’s just something you want to do!). But, we definitely think it’s worth listening to your body’s needs and rest on those mornings it’s appropriate to do so and works into what you’ve planned. Even Princess Aurora needs her beauty sleep from time to time!
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