It’s Summertime and that means many people are heading on vacation to Disney World. Disney is constantly changing but there are some things you must do when you go, whether it’s your first or twentieth time there. If you are an adult or a child, you can use these tips to have the best trip ever.
Besides meeting your favorite characters, going on rides, and attending a show, here are the top 5 things you should do when you go to Disney World.
#5 – Eat A Disney-Themed Treat
Whether it is Mickey Mouse waffles, a Mickey ice cream bar, a dole whip, or a Mickey pretzel, you must try at least one to really experience the magic of Disney. Many hotels have the waffles while the parks have other treats.
#4 – Purchase Mickey Ears
There are so many options of Mickey/ Minnie Mouse ears. If you like simple, there are headband-type ears, that have various colors, sparkles, and designs on them. If you are the more adventurous type, you can opt to buy a more elaborate set.
They have your favorite Disney characters on them or you can head to Epcot and get one to represent a country. You won’t look silly because everyone is wearing them.
#3 – Take Advantage Of Extra Magic Hours
The Extra Magic Hours either happen before the parks open or after the parks close, but do not happen every day. You need to check the online calendar or to the front desk at your hotel. If you hate waiting in long lines and want to get more excitement in your day, Extra Magic Hours are the perfect opportunity to do so. Early in the morning is good because many people are sleeping or eating breakfast so it will be quiet and not crowded. After the park closes, allows you to avoid wait times and escape the heat.
#2. Download The My Disney Experience App
With this app, you can see wait times for all rides, make dining reservations, view maps of all the parks, view and update your plans, get personal reminders, and keep track of your daily itinerary, all in the palm of your hand. It is available for Apple and Android.
#1 – Use Your Fastpass
FastPass+ is a system for reserving attraction times in the parks. Instead of waiting in the regular line in the heat, you are directed to a special line with a shorter wait time. They can also be used to get a nearly front row seat for parades and shows. You get up to three FastPass+ selections for one park each day. Use them! They will save you time and energy and they are free.