Tips to Help Make Your Disney Vacation Perfect|
by Heather Wallace
When to Visit
The first of our Walt Disney World Tips is to carefully choose the time of year when you will vacation. Take into consideration if it is tourist season as you will avoid a lot of the crowds if you visit off-season. You also might want to avoid the summer months as the Florida weather can get very uncomfortable. Lastly, research the park's schedules for different times of the year because parks in the Walt Disney World Resort tend to stay open later during various months.
Rise and Shine
Set your alarm and get to the park early. Arriving at the water parks before noon is a great way to avoid the crowds. Also, Animal Kingdom closes early so arriving in the morning will give you plenty of time to relax and look around. If you want to have breakfast in the Magic Kingdom then get there early and head for either the Crystal Palace or Cinderella's Royal Table. Both are located on Main Street USA, which opens earlier than the rest of The Magic Kingdom. When the rest of the park opens you will have quite a headstart on the other visitors who will still have to buy tickets to get in the park.
Riding Without the Wait
Fastpass is your friend. Some people are under the mistaken impression that you have to pay to use Fastpass, but that isn't the case. This handy-dandy little freebie allows you to avoid the lines and get right on a ride.
Getting Something to Eat at the Park
If you are planning to skip the food stands in favor of the restaurants, then Priority Seating is a must. It is, in most cases, free and involves no
commitment. Priority Seating does not mean that you have reserved a table. It is basically just the restaurant version of Fastpass i.e. you get to avoid the lines.
Purchase the majority of your Disney goodies at the World of Disney Store in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. That way you will be able to use your annual pass or Amex to get a discount.
It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance. That way when you get to the park won't have to wait in line. If you wait to
buy your tickets at the park then you are in for a very long wait. Buying tickets in advance allows you to head straight into the park upon arrival.
Another bonus is the fact that you can easily find tickets discounted below gate prices.
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