Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Planning Your Trip to Disney World: 4 Tips to Add to the Magic

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It’s true: any trip to Disney World is a magical experience. However, with the expense of taking the entire family to this magical destination, you want to make sure it’s as special and awe-inspiring as possible. Check out these 4 unique ways to make your trip something truly special.

1. Minimize your waiting and maximize your fun

If you purchase theme park tickets in advance, you can set up 3 FastPass+ reservations per day. This simple process involves selecting your favorite 3 rides or attractions and choosing the times you want to visit them each day. While it does require planning and a little thought ahead of time, the great news is that when you show up for these FastPass+ reservations you get to skip the lines.
Be sure to maximize their efficiency by choosing them for the rides and attractions with the longest wait times. For example, if you have little princesses or princes who want to meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen, their meet and greet is a great choice for a FastPass+ - the standby line can grow to 2+ hours during peak hours. Here is a site that sells tickets with the FastPass option; they have great deals on Disney World packages.

2. Get the gals dolled up – and the gents too!

Has your daughter always wanted to feel like a princess for a day? With the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique she can! There are two locations, one in Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom and the other in Downtown Disney. No matter which one you choose, your little one will be treated to a princess up-do courtesy of a fairy godmother, plus tons of pixie dust and glitter. Bring your own princess dress or buy one at the Boutique.
Gents who want a little something special can check out the Pirates League. This experience is open for little girls too, and includes costumes, pirate makeup, props, and more. Both of these experiences require reservations, so make sure you plan ahead.

3. Rent a vacation home and live in the lap of luxury
Many families assume that staying on Disney property is the best use of their vacation dollars, but the truth is that renting a vacation home creates a paradise that’s truly a home away from home. These homes start for just $99 per night and can have incredible amenities like a private pool for late night or early morning swims, full kitchens, plus separate living and sleeping areas so you can tuck the kids in at night without having to go to bed yourself.

4. Meals can be an attraction in and of themselves

It may be tempting to find the quickest and most convenient meal options possible to maximize your time on rides and attractions, but the truth is there are plenty of meals that are destinations in and of themselves. They’re a great chance to unwind, relax, and take in a little extra Disney magic. Character experiences like Tusker House in Animal Kingdom and Cinderella’s Round Table in the Magic Kingdom offer delicious food and great character interaction, and shows like the Hoop Dee Doo Review bring together the best of theater and dining.

These are just 4 simple options for adding that little extra touch of magic to your trip. No matter what you choose to do, one thing’s for sure: you’ll be creating memories that will last your family for a lifetime.


  1. In these days I am also planning a trip to Disney World in coming month after completing my niagara falls tour with my family. I have good experience of Disneyland Tokyo but I am visiting Disneyland Orlando first time in my life. Candice P , would you like to give me any suggestion regarding this trip? I am waiting for your reply.

    1. I would definitely try to plan as much as you can ahead of time. This will help eliminate or lessen wait times and confusion for you and your family. Bringing snacks with you is another way to cut down on food costs and keep your family from feeling hungry (and possibly cranky) while waiting in line or walking through the park. The most important tip I have is drink LOTS of water. Not soda or juice: water. We see a lot of cases of dehydration to the point of hospitalization among visitors here in Florida. The heat and sun will quickly take a toll on your body if not properly hydrated.

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