I know that Disney vacations are go go go, but the best part of my vacation is often when I’m doing absolutely nothing. I’ve had some great conversations with grandparents sneaking a break on the benches in Frontierland; you can learn a lot from a couple who’s been married for 50 years. Sometimes I’ll spend a couple of cool hours sitting in the lobby of the Grand Floridian doing absolutely nothing but people watching and enjoying the free air conditioning (and no, I’m not always staying there when I do it). And there’s also nothing I like better than finding a bench and watching the castle change colors at closing time when everyone else is running out of the Magic Kingdom. Those are some of my best memories. They didn’t cost extra and they weren’t dependent on anyone but me and my companions to make it happen.
The next time you’re in the World, I challenge you to sit down and do nothing. It might be difficult. After all, we’ve sort of trained ourselves to want to do everything on every trip. But if you sit back and relax, you’ll see things you won’t normally see. You might even meet some new people. It’s another way of making that Disney magic happen.