planDisney Podcast: Best Things to Do Outside the Theme Parks

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On this month’s episode of the planDisney Podcast, we’re going beyond the theme parks! If you’re looking to kick things up a notch on your next Walt Disney World vacation, panelists Jason K. and Alyssa P. have you covered. Here are four things to look forward to in this episode:  

1. The Ultimate Guide to Disney Springs  

Join us on location at Town Center, one of the four distinct neighborhoods that make up Disney Springs. There’s so much to see and do at Disney Springs, and the best part is it’s free to visit! The panelists are sharing their must-do shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences.  

2. Make a Splash at the Disney Water Parks  

Add a splash of magic to your next visit! The panelists share an overview of the two water parks at Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you’re looking to race down a water slide, relax in the lazy river, or enjoy a refreshing DOLE Whip, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach!  

3. Fun ‘Fore’ Everyone at Disney Miniature Golf 

If you’re looking for an activity beyond the theme parks, don’t sleep on Disney Miniature Golf! The panelists share insights on the two uniquely themed mini golf courses at Walt Disney World Resort – Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens and Fairways. Be sure to keep an eye out for hidden Mickeys throughout the courses!  

4. Explore the Disney Resort Collection 

Take advantage of all your Disney Resort hotel has to offer – from theme pools to recreational activities and even character dining. If you’re not a Disney Resort hotel guest, don’t worry! Anyone visiting the Walt Disney World Resort can shop, play, and dine at the resorts, so tune in to hear the panelists’ recommendations for resort day fun.  

You can listen to new episodes of the planDisney podcast every third Wednesday of the month on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also join the panelists on location and watch it on the Disney Parks YouTube channel. 

Join us next month for our guide to the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. In the meantime, if you’re looking for more Disney travel tips, follow planDisney on Instagram and Twitter, or ask your planning questions at

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