For many first timers to Disney, the excitement is great and the list of things you want to do is long. Disney World is made up of four main parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom – and two water parks – Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Not to mention, Downtown Disney, which offers guests an outdoor shopping mall for all the souvenirs they could want. But it can be hard to fit in everything in one vacation. A lot of people fail to realize the size of each park and the amount of attractions available to guests. It’s one of the best and worst things about Disney World. Visitors can easily become overwhelmed by Disney and end up having a less than satisfying vacation.
The trick is to plan your vacation to optimize your time and fun. Select which parks you want to spend the most time at and be sure to hit them up during your stay. Hopper passes are great to help guests see the most of Disney in a short period of time. These park passes allow visitors to hop from one park to the next in the same day. That way guests can go to one park all day and go to another for dinner and fireworks. Seeing parks at night is a completely different experience from during the day, with special shows and light parades for guests’ enjoyment. Setting up reservations for lunch and dinner at your desired restaurants prior to your vacation will also help minimize stress when your sugar is low and maximize your time at the parks. Travelling with big groups and small children can be difficult, so planning ahead of time will only make your Disney vacation that much more rewarding.