This past February, my mom and I took an extra long weekend trip to Disney World to participate in RunDisney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. This was SUCH a fun trip – not only because of the race activities throughout the weekend, but because it was a trip for just us gals! Planning a trip for just your girlfriends is way different than planning for a family with kiddos, so with my tips – it’ll be smooth sailing when planning your next girls-only vacation!
- Stay in a moderate or deluxe resort. You don’t want to skimp on your room when it’s just you and your best friends! Staying somewhere with a nice pool to relax at when the parks get busy in the afternoons, or with great dining options, is always a plus! I like to recommend Port Orleans Riverside (the Royal Rooms, of course!) and the Boardwalk for a girls trips!
- Focus on dining. When you travel with kids, you never know if they’re going to want to actually sit down for table service meals. When traveling with a group of all adults – you never have to worry about that! Focus on signature restaurants such as California Grill (located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort) or special dining events – my personal favorite is the Afternoon Tea at Disney’s Grand Floridian. This special dining experience takes place every day from 12 – 5 pm, and although an afternoon tea sounds like light eating, trust me when I say you’ll leave full and ready for a nap!
- You can plan your days one of two ways – slow and relaxed… or packed full! We did both on our girls trip! We spent our “relaxing day” at Epcot – we slowly toured the World Showcase, tried snacks and adult beverages in a few of the countries and did some souvenir shopping. Our next day was spent at Magic Kingdom, where we were there from Extra Magic Hours to Wishes! It was a full day and we enjoyed every second running from attraction to attraction! We also spent the day of our race completely vegging out afterwards – we planned NOTHING and only went to dinner at 1900 Park Fare for a character meal with Cinderella that evening! It was so fun, and we didn’t feel like we were “missing out” by not going to a park!
- Go for a special event. My mom and I visited Disney World for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend (which I highly recommend!!), but Disney offers many special events throughout the year that you won’t want to miss. I recommend Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival for a girls weekend – who doesn’t want to drink and eat their way through the World Showcase?!
- Wearing matching t-shirts. Okay, okay, so this isn’t necessary – but it sure is fun!
So are you convinced you need to go on a girls-only trip to Disney World yet?! I think I might need to give my mom a call and talk her into another trip! I love planning all kinds of Disney vacations – from couples to families both large and small to girls trips! I will help you plan out the smallest details and make sure you have the best trip ever! The best part? My services are always free to those who book with me! Contact me today for a free, no obligation quote for you girls trip! Haley@travelwiththemagic.com