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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Last Vacation Day at Disney World

Guests who decide to take a Disney World vacation spend months looking forward to their amazing trip. Dreaming of attractions and amazing experiences, planning out schedules for each day, and looking forward to delicious meals and shopping leave guests with high hopes for each Disney day. While a Disney vacation is always magical, no matter what it tends to pass by far too quickly and guests suddenly find themselves on the very last day of their trip. Suddenly feeling as though they have to make the most of each remaining moment and soak up as much as possible, the final Disney day can become stressful or depressing if not looked at in the right way. Guests who head into their final Disney day can make the most out of it by following a few simple tips which are guaranteed to leave them with magical memories. Here are the top five ways to make the most out of the last vacation day in Disney World.


1 – Pick One Park

Guests who want to make the most out of their final Disney day should plan ahead and choose only one of the four theme parks to visit. By choosing either the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom, guests can avoid having to make any last-minute plans and instead head straight out in the morning. By choosing only one park, guests also avoid losing time that would otherwise be spent moving from one park to another on either a bus, boat, Skyliner, or monorail.

2 – Arrive Early

After choosing which park they would like to enjoy on their final day in Walt Disney World, guests should make sure that they wake up bright and early to arrive. This is especially true if you are a Disney Resort guest because of the added benefit of Early Entry. This benefit is available to all resort guests at every theme park, every day of the week, and resort guests can enter thirty minutes early through a special entrance at the parks. This has dramatically changed how busy the park is at opening. Non-resort guests are now finding a busy park with long wait times when the park officially opens. While it certainly is a lot busier at park openings than it has been in the past, it’s still best to arrive early since the parks will only get busier as the day goes on.


3 – Have Must Dos

In addition to the thrilling and popular attractions, guests should also have a list of their must-do experiences on the final day of their vacations. By knowing exactly what attractions and experiences they can’t miss out on, guests are sure to make the most of each moment on their final day. Guests should also prioritize visiting these must-dos and try to experience some of them first thing in the morning before the parks get crowded.

4 – Eat A Quick Service Meal

In order to make the most of each moment, guests who are enjoying their final days in the parks should opt to dine at quick-service locations instead of full-service locations. While full-service locations are amazing and should definitely be enjoyed, quick-service locations are faster and more convenient for guests. Eating in a quick service location on the final vacation day ensures that guests can still enjoy delicious meals in the parks, but at a fraction of the time, allowing them to enjoy more time exploring and enjoying the parks and attractions.

5 – Soak Up the Details

The last day in Disney can be sad, so a great way to make the most of it is to simply slow down and take a few moments to soak in the details. By noticing the small things and taking in the surrounding atmosphere, guests are sure to make a lasting memory that they will be able to look back on fondly. The small details are truly what makes Walt Disney World so amazing, and pausing to appreciate them is a great way to make the most of the final day in the parks.

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Katy is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions.
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