Your Personality Guide to a Long Weekend at Walt Disney World® Resort
January 7, 2020
Whatever your interests may be, there are ways to tailor your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation to focus on the experiences you love. Yes, it can be tricky to fit everything into a single long weekend, but these itineraries are full of suggestions on must-sees for three different travel types (feel free to mix-and-match, of course!). And, no matter your exploration style, you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of special vacation financing on select Disney vacation packages when you book with your Disney® Visa® Credit Card!1
If you love to explore flavors, do yourself a favor: Head to EPCOT®’s World Showcase for a tour of culinary wonders from around the globe. Poutine from Canada? Strudel from Germany? Ramen from Japan? Your admission is practically a mouth-watering passport for your palate! And, of course, the park hosts annual festivals that put even more globetrotting on the menu, such as the EPCOT® International Flower & Garden Festival, the EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival and more.
For a massive assortment of restaurants, take an evening to explore Disney Springs®, where you can find the perfect reservation for your mood—including celebrity chef restaurants like Morimoto Asia™, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, Jaleo by José Andrés and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill. Or consider something more experiential, like wine tasting at Wine Bar George—complete with a full menu of tapas, charcuterie and family-style plates, of course.
For a more casual experience, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar—a 1940s airplane hangar turned dive bar—is the place to go for thrilling bites like Snakebite Sliders. And if you need to nosh in a hurry, visit the new collection of Disney Food Trucks, including 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck, Hot Diggity Dogs and Mac & Cheese.
The Animal Lover:
Does being around wildlife make you roar with excitement? Then Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park is where your adventure should begin. You’ll get incredible sightings of live animals like lions, tigers and gorillas in breathtaking habitats. Get a closer look with Kilimanjaro Safaris, whose open-air vehicle tours lead to unique encounters with hippos, giraffes and elephants.
Dive deep into the natural wonders of the world—and learn how to preserve them for future animal lovers—at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Trek through wild terrain at Habitat Habit! as you make your way to Conservation Station for an in-depth look at animal habitats and a view to the expert veterinary care animals receive. And for little ones, get up close and personal at the Affection Section to visit petting zoo pals like sheep, cows and goats. If all of these experiences whet your appetite for even more animal antics, then fill up with lunch or dinner at Sanaa. Head over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Villas – Kidani Village and sit down at this restaurant to a plate of African and Indian flavors, with a view of exotic animals roaming the Sunset Savanna outside the windows. Use your Disney Visa Card to save 10% at this location most days.23
Beyond the real world animals, catch an exciting glimpse of a mythical snow monster who is rumored to live within Expedition Everest, an attraction featuring a high-speed train ride. Or climb atop a winged mountain banshee for a breathtaking 3D flight over Pandora – The World of Avatar’s otherworldly landscape on Avatar Flight of Passage.
When you’re done exploring, head out of the park and spend your nights at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Lodge, where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of lush savannas that over 200 hoofed animals and birds call home. Redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward a room upgrade and you could experience your own African safari adventure with a touch of Disney.4
The adventure you seek is not so far, far away…it’s waiting at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios®! Turn your weekend into your very own Star Wars story, from exciting missions like Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Tap into your inner Jedi at Savi’s Workshop to create a handbuilt Lightsaber and hit the Droid Depot to construct a custom droid companion to bring along on future journeys. Then, refuel after exploring the galaxy with exotic beverages like Blue Milk and a variety of galactic dishes from Docking Bay 7 that are as much fun to look at as they are to taste. Plus, take advantage of a 10% Cardmember savings on select merchandise purchases of $50 or more for unique souvenirs from Black Spire Outpost.25
Adventure is for younglings, too! Send your little ones to Jedi Training: Trials of the Hidden Temple at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® so they can tap into the force that’s within them! Or, step into the larger-than-life playtime of Toy Story Land. The entire family can get in on the thrills with attractions like Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and the friendly competition found in Toy Story Mania!® And as you explore the parks, use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to bring surrounding environments to life, play Disney trivia, earn achievements and more.
Attractions all throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios® have adrenaline to offer, like the hyperspace launches of Star Tours®—The Adventures Continue, the fast rises and drops of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, and the speedy super-stretch limo in Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith.
Any smart adventurer knows you’ve got to bring something back from your travels if you want people to believe the tales you’ll tell! Beyond the Batuu shops at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, we recommend unearthing souvenirs at Frontier Trading Post at Magic Kingdom® Park and Windtraders at Pandora—The World of Avatar inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Park.
Now that your imagination has been sparked, start planning a long weekend that lets your inner foodie, animal lover or adventurer out to play and book with your Disney Visa Credit Card for special vacation financing on select Disney vacation packages to turn these plans into countless memories.1
August 22, 2019
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