Disney World: Tips to make the best out of your trip!

Disney World: Tips to make the best out of your trip!

Last Updated on June 22, 2020 by Amanda Stancati

Experience the magical world of Disney this March Break with your family! Grab this opportunity to have fun with everyone and reconnect with your inner child. There’s certainly no better playground than Disney World. To help you make the most of your trip, we put together some quick tips for you! From things to do before you go to a list of exciting theme parks you wouldn’t want to miss, our Disney World Itinerary has everyone in mind!

What to do before you go:

  • Visit Disney World Customized Maps. Highlight the attractions and rides that you and your family would like to see, then print out the map to bring with you.
  • Ask the question: how long will I be staying in Orlando? A one-day ticket to Magic Kingdom cost $89. But if you buy a 4-day ticket, the cost drops to $64 per day. This is something to consider if you want to explore every corner of the theme park.
  • Plan for your transportation. If you decide to stay off-site, make sure to plan to bring or rent a car. Disney theme parks are located miles away from all off-site resorts and public transportation in the area can be pretty scarce.
  • Make restaurants reservations early. Disney allows visitors to make reservations six months prior. To make sure you get good seats at Magic Kingdom’s most popular restaurants like Be Our Guest and the Cinderella’s Royal Table, call ahead!

What to do when you get to Disney World

Mickey's Fun Wheel at night. Photo by Sam Howzit

Mickey’s Fun Wheel at night. Photo by Sam Howzit

  • Start your day early.  To avoid the crowd, you may want to check out the Magic Kingdom’s operation hours online.  Look for dates that have hours listed under the “Extra Magic Hours” column so you and your family will be able to get into certain parks before they open to other guests in the morning, or to stay after the park has closed to other visitors.
  • Save your parking pass. Parking costs $14 a day at the Walt Disney World Resort which allows you to park in other Disney theme park parking lots for no extra charge.
  • Use the Fastpass ticket system. Avoid long lines at the attractions by taking advantage of Disney’s Fastpass ticket system. All you have to do is visit a Fastpass Distribution Machine at the designated attraction. Your Fastpass ticket will then show you a valid time period – the earliest and latest times you can return.
  • Pack snacks. If you’re on a budget for time and money, eat breakfast before you get to the park and pack snacks in your backpack.

What attractions to see

Walt Disney World at night. Photo retrieved from Basharat Alam Shah

Walt Disney World at night. Photo retrieved from Basharat Alam Shah

  • Let your inner child shine at Toy Story Midway Mania. This attraction is a family favourite! Here you will have the chance to shoot at targets with Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Hamm and the Green Army Men cheering you in the background. Make sure to get Fastpasses if you don’t want to bear hours of waiting.
  • Hike over to the Three Mountains (Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Splash Mountain). These three rides are definite must-sees for your teens who crave the thrill of adventure. Space Mountain is an indoor outer space-themed steel roller coaster. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad follows the path of a haunted gold mining town. Meanwhile, Splash Mountain is a log flume ride based on the 1946 Disney film, Song of the South.
  • Discover the wonders of the Disney classic, Carousel of Progress. Expect no waiting lines here. This is the perfect option for moms who have a flare for history and more relaxed rides. This was also Disney’s 1964 entry into the New York World’s fair and his personal favourite.
  • Say hello to Mickey Mouse.  Take a walk through Mickey’s bright yellow house and get the chance to see Pluto’s doghouse, Mickey’s garage, and of course, Mickey Mouse himself! Long line-ups are to be expected but if you’re travelling with the little ones, the wait will be well worth it!  
  • Fall in love at Cinderella’s Castle. A perfect way to end the night, Cinderella’s Castle will make you feel like the hero or heroine of your own story book adventure. Here you can watch the castle change into a rainbow of colours as the beautiful lullaby of When You Wish Upon A Star plays in the background. Just make sure you don’t leave your glass slipper, unless of course you’re searching for your prince.
  • Find your courage at the Haunted Mansion. Brace yourself for a spine-tingling tour through an eerie haunted estate, home to ghosts, ghouls and supernatural surprises. But a word of caution: this may not be for the faint-hearted.  

To learn more about the different attractions at Disney Park, speak with a tripcentral.ca travel expert. They can also tell you about our available Family Vacation packages, and help you find cheap flights to Orlando. Give us a call today at 1-800-665-4981.

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