Making it through a day at Disney World is almost a feat of human strength, but yet, people manage to do it every day and some folks do it several days in a row. Disney World exhaustion is a real thing, and it plagues so many guests that push their limits and try to get as much in at the parks as possible without giving themselves a break. Knowing how to avoid becoming exhausted while at the parks can mean the difference between really enjoying yourself and not ever wanting to return to Walt Disney World.
Use these 5 tips to beat Disney World exhaustion and really tackle all that the parks have to offer without falling over each night.
Start Taking Naps
We love it when the kids willingly nap, and believe me when I tell you that everyone in the family will learn to love naps at Walt Disney World. No matter how many or little days you have at the parks, you should leave a couple hours midday for relaxing, going back to your hotel room or rental and just relax, nap, snack and recharge. Doing this gives you the energy to get through the rest of the day, and really, midday is the worst time to be in the parks, with crowds thinning out later in the afternoon when you are ready to come back for more fun.
Besides amusement rides, there are a lot of ride options around the Disney World parks, and you should take advantage of all of them in order to minimize the amount of time that you are on your feet and running around. No matter how well you plan it out, nor the shape you are in, the average guest can walk anywhere from four to eight miles worth of park a day. Even at a slow pace this is a lot when you are doing as much as you are for several days in a row. Take advantage of in park transportation, park to park transportation and even go out of your way to add a slow paced ride option to your itinerary that will give you a new view of the parks.
Set a Maximum Wait Time Rule
One of the slowly exhausting things that every park goer deals with is waiting in line for rides, many of which require you to stand in the hot sun for a prolonged period of time. Set a maximum wait time for yourself, meaning that if there is a ride that you want to get on, but the wait time is over your maximum, you do not get in line. For these rides, grab a fast pass and come back to the ride when your turn arrives.
Take a Day Off
It might sound crazy, but it is okay to take a day off when you are planning a week long Disney World trip. Split your trip in two and keep a day free in the middle where you can do off park entertainment, giving everyone a break from the over stimulation you have no doubt felt over first couple days. Find a pool to lounge next to, go see what else there is to see in Orlando, do anything other than run around the park for a third day in a row.
Always Stay Hydrated
It might sound obvious, but it is so important to always stay hydrated while in the parks. Carrying water bottles might sound like a chore, but Disney is great about letting you do so and you should always have a bottle for everyone in your party, ready to be refilled as the day progresses.
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