The Disney Experience
For first time visitors to Walt Disney World, the trip can seem daunting and exhausting. But, it doesn’t need to be. From advice about dinner reservations to the park’s new stroller restrictions, these tips and tricks can help you save time before, during and after your trip to the most magical place on earth.
Check out the My Disney Experience App
Before you board your plane or pack the car for your trip, you’ll want to download the My Disney Experience app. You’ll be able to see park hours, any FastPass+ and dining reservations you’ve made, character meet and greet locations and so much more. It can even be used as your room key if you’re staying at a Disney resort hotel.
Make FastPass+ Reservations as Early as Possible
If you’re staying at one of Disney’s hotels, you can start making your FastPass+ reservations 60 days prior to check-in. For those staying elsewhere, reservations drop from 60 days to 30 days before your adventure. If there’s a chance you may forget, set an alarm on your phone to remind you. Things like Slinky Dog Dash and Flight of Passage always go quickly.
Reserve Your Dining Experiences Early
All dining reservations can be made 180 days out from your trip. Those special experiences that you don’t want to miss—like character meals, California Grill or Be Our Guest—should always be the first priority. If you’re unable to find any availability, keep trying—people will sometimes cancel reservations as their vacation gets closer.
Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel
Not only are you closer to all of the magic, but you also get some extra benefits like complimentary transportation, early FastPass+ reservation availability and extra hours at the park.
Three different resort categories allow guests to choose the one that works for their family. Deluxe is the best Disney has to offer, often found closer to the parks and with more amenities. Moderate can be found scattered throughout the property and generally offer a wide range of themes. Value is usually just standard rooms, best for those who really only need a place to shower and sleep since they’ll be at the parks all day anyway.
Leave These Items Behind
Before heading to the parks, check your bags one last time for any prohibited items. Disney does not allow any firearms or weapons, fireworks, drones, selfie sticks or noisemakers. You should also measure your stroller—as of May 1, 2019, those larger than 31 inches in width and 52 inches in length are prohibited. Stroller wagons are also prohibited.
What are Extra Magic Hours?
Those staying at a Disney resort hotel are afforded the added benefit of extra magic hours—access to the parks outside of their normal operating hours. These additional hours vary, generally starting one hour prior to the park opening or extending two hours after closing. The best way to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity is to download the My Disney Experience app and check the park times feature.
Take Breaks Throughout the Day
As you probably assumed, the parks get extremely busy mid-day. Our best advice is to start the fun early and stay late if you’re able. Florida can get pretty hot, so it’s always a good idea to take a break and head back to your resort in the afternoon. Not only will this keep you rested and refreshed for the evening, but it’s also a much-needed break from the controlled chaos surrounding you.
Allow Extra Travel Time
Walt Disney World is huge—almost 40 square miles, to be exact—and you should allow for up to 90 minutes of travel time when moving from point A to point B. This includes getting from your hotel room to a dining reservation—especially at Magic Kingdom, where you have to take a secondary form of transportation from the parking lot to the front entrance.
Don’t Skip Over the PhotoPass Photographers
You’ll probably see PhotoPass photographers scattered throughout the parks, often using a nice camera. But, did you know they’ll also use your camera or phone to take pictures of you? Just be sure to show them how it works if it’s not a common device. Utilizing PhotoPass is a great way to get pictures of your entire family throughout the trip.
Get a First Visit Button
At Walt Disney World, anyone’s first visit is considered a celebration. Find a Cast Member nearby and ask them for a free first visit button. It’s a great reminder of all the fun you had during your trip of a lifetime to the most magical place on earth.
G | 2h 5min | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 20 June 1941 (USA)
A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.
Directors: James Algar (uncredited), Samuel Armstrong (uncredited)
Writers: Joe Grant (story direction), Dick Huemer (story direction)
Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton
1. When did you start your YouTube channel
2. When did your love of Disney start
3. What inspired you to start sharing your love of Disney on a YouTube channel
4. What are your favorite Disney topics? (Disney films, Disney Parks, Disney collectors items, etc..)
5. If you could meet one Disney YouTuber, who would it be
6. What do your love ones think of your love of Disney
7. What is your earliest Disney memory
8. Who is your favorite Disney Villain, Princess and overall character
9. What Disney character do you think you relate to the most
10. Do you share your love of Disney outside of the YouTube community
11. How has the overall experience of being a Disney YouTuber been thus far
12. What do your loved ones think about you being on YouTube
13. How has YouTubing about Disney helped to bring “Disney Magic” to your life
14. What are your other passions outside of Disney and YouTube
15. What is your biggest dream for your channel
Scooters at Walt Disney World, it’s a very common question, and today I am going to do my best to answer all of your questions. From Rides, to transportation and more, today its all about the mobility scooters at Walt Disney World.
Waves of Disney: Those magical feelings you get as your excitement level grows for Disney. Whether you are planning a big family trip or just walking to your favorite attraction. The Waves of Disney describe the wave of emotions that we get as your excitement for Disney grows and grows.
D23 or Disney 1923 club
This is something that most people don’t know about
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This is an exclusive Club; that is actually Disney’s one and only club.
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The Pros and Cons
How you can join and why you would
How it could be beneficial to you
So I went to Disneyworld for the first time ever, completely solo! I challenged myself to do 3 parks in 1 day and after a very long experience I have the MUST know tips, tricks, and advice for your day at the park. Planning is key for the best day!
Also, downloading the Disney app gives you an instant map to the parks and estimated wait time for rides. You can also make you Fastpass selections or reserve dining experiences!
If you’re staying in a Disney resort or spending more than one day at the parks, make sure to look into all of the benefits that come with the resort such as transportation from/to the airport to/from select resorts as well as extra magic hours that allow you into the park before the general public.
if you aren’t staying in a resort on Disney property, might I recommend hostels and hotels in Kissimmee! It’s a very quaint, Disney-esque area that really has a great Disney vibe while still being a short drive away from the theme parks and downtown Orlando!
And lastly, check out Disney Springs. It’s a short drive away from the parks and is an “outdoor entertainment, shopping, and dining center” that may be a great place to unwind when the day is over.
Walt Disney is one of the most iconic legends of our time but few of us know any facts about life story or his start in business. Even hundreds of years from now, people will still be talking about him.
He changed the world of animation with just the flick of a pencil.
He had his share of rough times as he was trying to find his place in this world. So much time has passed since he lived that it can be hard to remember the man behind Mickey Mouse. Before he was even working on his infamous Mickey voice, he was a struggling artist fighting over copyright claims, making his name relevant, and trying to be a family man.
While many people now know him now as the creator of one of the most famous production companies in the world, we also need to recognize him as the genius he was. He was a businessman, entrepreneur, a pioneer in the world of animation, and a devoted father. In order to get to know the real man, we have to look past all of the clickbait and even some of the things that Disney puts out about Uncle Walt.
We need to look at the parts about Walt that no one knew about. Much of that means learning about his military service, his family life, and how a lot of his personal life could be seen in the movies he created while he was alive.
If you’re someone who is also trying to better themselves in life, but is struggling on how to move from your current situation, you can look to Walt for inspiration. He is proof of the American Dream and how you can go from nothing to one of the most famous people in the world!