Are you planning on visiting the Walt Disney World Resort anytime soon? If you are, then these tips might interest you!
Recently we asked Disney Addicts to share their favorite Disney World tips with us, is always good to plan and have a better idea about what to expect when you visit a Disney Park. So whether its your first time or not, you might find tips you didn’t know about.
TICKETS AND DATES
First of all, the best months to visit Disney World are January, February, the second half of April, first half of May, second half of August and September. This due to kids being in school and avoiding marathons and big holidays.
If you are worried about those months not having enough things to do, don’t worry! You will find Festival of the Arts, the Flower and Garden Festival, as well as, the famous Food and Wine Festival at Epcot! Plus many other things, there’s always something to do at Disney.
Related – Disney World Park Pass System Update
For tickets, make sure to look for special offers, usually Disney will launch limited time offers from time to time during the year. You also need to remember that you will require a Disney Park Pass Reservation for the rest of the year and part of 2022.
Getting a dining reservation can be hard sometimes, specially with those popular restaurants that require 180 days in advance to book them. One tip Disney Addicts shared was to try to look by breakfast, lunch or dinner first depending on what you are looking for, and if you don’t see the place you want, try to start going through the times a half-hour at a time! Sometimes you might get lucky and find that popular reservation that didn’t show up when you selected breakfast, lunch or dinner.
If that doesn’t work, you can also try to look again a day before or the same day because many guests cancel at the last minute, so who knows! You might find it after all.
Florida can be very unpredictable sometimes, it can be sunny and nice and the next minute is gray and rainy but one thing is for sure, its always humid.
Disney Addicts recommend always packing a little umbrella or poncho just in case you get one of those 3pm rains. Another tip to fight the heat are cooling towels, these ones work perfect for those super hot summer days! Mini fans are another great option too.
Many people prefer to go back to their hotel or eat while its raining but this is also a great time to take advantage of those short wait times at your favorite attractions! So keep that in mind, the rain doesn’t last that long anyway.
According to Disney Addicts, a great way to save money is by taking advantage of Disney Gift Cards. Many of them recommend getting them using a Target Red Card or getting them at Costco or Sam’s Club, this way you get a discount.
PLACES TO STAY
Staying on Disney property can come in handy since resorts offer complementary transportation to all the theme parks and Disney Springs, so you don’t have to worry about driving around.
Before the pandemic and the introduction of Disney Park Pass Reservation System, getting super early to the parks was a must! But that’s not the case anymore.
Since FastPass+ is not available at the moment, many guests rush to the parks first thing in the morning to get to their favorite attractions first, but many guests recommend getting to the park an hour late, this way wait times are shorter, the only exception was Hollywood Studios since you had to be in the park to get into the queue for Rise of the Resistance but that’s not the case anymore! Now you can get in the queue from the comfort of your Disney hotel.
Since park operating hours are shorter now, you have to make sure you plan ahead and select the rides you want to go on the most! Remember FastPass+ is not available right now, so you have to wait for every single one.
Shows might not be available for now but the parks are still offering modify versions of parades and meet&greets to guests with cavalcades and socially distanced photo-ops with characters.
Disney Addicts also shared tips for when the fireworks show come back, one mentioned a great way to see the fireworks from outside the parks is from the balcony located at the 4th floor of the Contemporary Resort! They even have benches and speakers so you can still hear the music.
MUST HAVES PARK ESSENTIALS
When it comes to preparing your bag that you will take to the park, make sure to add extra face masks, some hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes. These are some thing we never thought about packing before but that are a must now.
Another thing to pack is a portable charger, due to the pandemic, a lot of the things in the parks are now contactless, so you will be using your phone a lot!
Like we mention before an umbrella and cooling towels are great things to have just in case. Also make sure you have your water bottle and wear comfortable shoes since you will be walking a lot.
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