Ways to Relax at Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Relax at Disney Vacation Club Resorts in serene spaces like this lake front beach with white sand and white chairs at Disney's Riviera Resort.

The concept of going on vacation is quite different from person to person. What do you want to do with your time off? Be energized? Be restored? Just escape the day to day? Some call it a trip. Some call it travel. A vacation is probably the most commonly used word. But is it really a vacation if you don’t relax at all? We’re slowing down with a post all about ways to relax at Disney Vacation Club resorts.

There are so many things you can do on your Disney World trips. The thought of spending time relaxing might make you feel like you’re missing out on something. Perhaps the thing you’ve been missing out on is being in the moment for some down time at the most magical place on earth. At least consider these unique ways to relax at Disney Vacation Club resorts on your next trip. If you love to take in the Disney details, trying something you haven’t before will give you another opportunity to explore.

Vacation Down Time: Ways to Relax at Disney Vacation Club Resorts

Plan an Out of Park Day

Putting a day out of the parks on your itinerary may not sound fun at first. There is so much to do at Walt Disney World Resort that most people don’t consider. The fast paced park days are a blast! For a more relaxing vacation, trading just one of those days for a pool day or resort day might do the trick.

If you’re well rested, hydrated and spend some time off of your feet, you might end up enjoying your park days even more.

You can always rest and then spend half of a day enjoying Disney Springs, especially when staying at a nearby Disney Vacation Club resort like Saratoga Springs. There is some great merchandise there you might not find anywhere else around Disney property. Especially exclusive collaborations found at brands like Coach and Columbia Sportswear. The restaurants are incredible and many have lovely views. 

You can relax at Disney Vacation Club resorts like The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort with a trip to the spa.

Relax with Disney Spa Services

A spa day is the ultimate way to relax at any Disney destination. Whether it’s at Tenaya Stone Spa at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel or the oversized spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, there are plenty of Disney spa services to choose from. At Walt Disney World, The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are located right next to the property’s quaint and charming spa. This location offers some signature Disney spa services like massages that include warm stones and aromatherapy. The Grand Floridian Spa, formerly known as Senses Spa, was refurbished upon reopening in early 2022.

Enjoy the Outdoors with Disney World Boat Rentals 

If a Disney Vacation Club resort is located on a body of water, there’s a good chance there are some fun recreational rentals available. Outdoor activities like boating or fishing give guests a chance to slow down on their trip and take in Florida’s beautiful landscapes. It’s possible to rent and drive a pontoon boat around the Seven Seas Lagoon or Bay Lake or to enjoy a private firework cruise with a boat driver. At Disney Springs, right across from Disney Vacation Club property Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, the amphicar rides are a unique and serene way to enjoy the scenery. See our tips about the best time to visit Disney World for weather and crowd information that can enhance your trips.

Guests of Boulder Ridge and Copper Creek are close to Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground which has canoeing and other outdoor activities. The company has also shared that The Cabins at Fort Wilderness – A Disney Vacation Club Resort will replace the current cabins on the property. This means Fort Wilderness will soon have a DVC resort for the first time.

Art classes can be relaxing for many people. These are examples of projects you can do at Disney’s Riviera Resort including painting, tumbler design, park map crafts and a Minnie Mouse ink and paint cel.

Take Part in Art Classes at DVC Resorts

Disney Vacation Club resorts, like Disney’s Riviera Resort, have different art class and kit offerings. Riviera has some of the best with options like the opportunity to paint in an animation cel. These are usually an additional cost but well worth it as you get to enjoy the activity and keep the item you make or color after. Mindfulness is a wonderful relaxation technique and art can really bring you to the present moment. In the past, guests of Disney’s Contemporary Resort could enjoy painting a ceramic castle while taking in the fantastic views from California Grill early in the day. Check your resort’s schedule for opportunities to play with colors on your stay.

Unwind with Yoga at Disney Resorts

Throughout the year, yoga classes are taught around Walt Disney World through different parts of the company and affiliates. Check your Disney Vacation Club resort’s recreation offerings as many have guided yoga classes early in the morning on a weekly basis. Early in the year, Disney Springs has had a wellness series with yoga classes in the Town Center area. During some runDisney race weekends, guests can purchase a sunrise yoga class in front of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom. For a little namaste on your vacation, see what’s available based on the time of your visit.

Enjoy a nice sway on a bench swing to relax at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.

Enjoy Relaxation Focused Spaces at Your DVC Resort

I can think of a pretty fantastic bench swing on the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. That one next to the dock where the boats take you to and from Magic Kingdom. The sand is white and the views are glorious. It’s a spot we all see on our way to long days at the park. How about planning some time to enjoy relaxation focused spaces like these on your next trip?

At Disney’s Beach Club Villas and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas, guests can enjoy splendid views of the lake with Friendship Boats coming and going. There are lots of little seats around like benches or tables on the BoardWalk. At Beach Club, the beach is filled with loungers. The sunsets from this area are gorgeous!

Animal Kingdom Villas have some of the most wonderful views on the savannas. Slow down with a little giraffe time in the morning or spot a zebra at lunch at Sanaa in the Kidani Village area of the resort. Plan to catch the geyser at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge when you’re staying at Boulder Ridge or Copper Creek. In the Boulder Ridge DVC building lobby, the Carolwood Pacific Room has comfy chairs in front of a fire. Riviera has a beach type area on a lake with nice seating as well. Disney’s Old Key West Resort has some lovely hammocks behind the main pool area. A swing and sway while staring at the clouds sounds pretty restful to me.

Maybe the best way to relax on your next Disney Vacation Club stay is to explore your resort and find the spaces like these that Imagineers built for relaxation.

Get in the Moment with Reflection

Speaking of relaxing spaces, most Disney Vacation Club resorts host a fire pit each night. The seating around them may be more or less comfortable depending on where you are staying. Even just a few minutes around the fire with loved ones can be a nice way to reflect on your days. How about everyone in your party answering a simple question each night? Maybe each person tells their favorite part of the day, the most delicious thing they ate or the best attraction they experienced. Soaking up the moments together can be a great way to relax with loved ones. You’ve counted down for this vacation. Make sure to include little things that help you appreciate that it’s here.

Relax at Disney Vacation Club Resorts by Saving Money with DVC Resale

What’s more relaxing than the thought of saving money? The concept of buying DVC resale and saving thousands is certainly one that can lower your shoulders. Disney Vacation Club resale contracts are points for sale by Members. For a quick comparison, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort sells for $275 per point from Disney. Based on DVC Resale Experts sales in nearly the first half of 2023, Bay Lake Tower has a DVC resale average price of about $148 per point.

You can buy DVC resale as someone who is interested in becoming a Member for the first time or as an existing Member. You can easily add on DVC points at a much better price by finding a DVC resale contract that’s a great fit. It’s possible to find a contract for sale at any resort. If you don’t see the home resort, point value or use year you’re dreaming of, the Experts will be happy to contact you as soon as one becomes available. Then you can relax at Disney Vacation Club resorts for decades to come.

With resale DVC, there aren’t purchasing minimums. Simply find the contract that suits your needs and place an offer. You can always work with an Expert to find a number that is competitive but still saves you money. Unlike when you buy directly from Disney Vacation Club, you can negotiate with DVC resale sellers. Especially when a seller is eager to let go of their contract quickly.

DVC Resale Experts Can Help

DVC Resale Experts is a licensed real estate broker with a team that specializes in resale DVC. Whether you’re adding on points, buying or selling Disney Vacation Club, the Experts can help you find the right price to place a bid with or list your contract for. Our independent, licensed real estate agents are former Disney Vacation Club Guides. They have decades of pixie dusted experience selling DVC and take pride in providing excellent service to their clients. The Experts have seen it all and are happy to answer your questions throughout the process. DVC resale prices can pleasantly surprise potential members.

See our resale DVC listings for a look at real time availability and pricing. If you don’t see the contract you’re wishing for, join the DVC Resale Experts Buyer Wish List. Then you’ll be notified when one magically appears on the market. Ready to sell DVC? Get in touch for a complimentary valuation of your specific contract today.

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Nicole is a native Floridian who attended the University of Central Florida and decided to call the land of theme parks home. She’s been sharing magical tips, tricks and Orlando travel and tourism favorites online for over a decade.

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