While Disney World is full of magic and pure bliss for children, the planning and preparation experience may feel a little stressful for you, the parent. After all, you want to make sure you cover all of your bases before touching down in Orlando, Florida, and beginning your vacation!
As you plan your trip to Disney World, make sure you know about these tips and tricks for making the most of your experience…
- The Magic Kingdom – it’s an oldie, but a goodie. As popular as ever, the Magic Kingdom receives a ton of foot traffic. Most families begin their time in Disney World with a visit to this park. Since most families also begin their vacation on Saturday or Sunday, that means the first few days of the week are almost always slammed in the Magic Kingdom. If at all possible, visit this park later in the week to avoid crowds.
- Love rides, but hate the lines? Who doesn’t? While there are all kinds of passes you can buy to skip ahead in the line, here’s one tried and true method: wait for a parade. Crowds in Disney World flock to parades like moths to the flame. Whenever a parade is going on, you’re guaranteed to have the rides mostly to yourself!
- We said that the Magic Kingdom is busiest early in the week. But, do you know what park isn’t? Epcot. Do Epcot first, and then switch places with the crowd, and enjoy the Magic Kingdom later in the week. Hollywood Studios is another park that’s best enjoyed early in the week.
- Are your kids dying to have a character meal? Make sure you book several months in advance! The extremely popular lunch in Cinderella’s Royal Castle should be booked as far as six months in advance!
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