40 Things to Know About Walt Disney World Before Visiting

Walt Disney World, located in Orlando, Florida, is most known for the Magic Kingdom. The Magic Kingdom was the first attraction, but now there are several other attractions, and the number of hotels have expanded many times over. Walt Disney World has numerous entertainment options and activities for all ages, making it a popular family destination.

Before visiting one of the most popular family vacation spots in the world these are just some of the things you need to think about before packing.

  1. Disney World cannot be done in a day, so pace yourselves.
  2. There are a number of ticket options, so do your research.
  3. You don’t have to stay on property, but you might want to for convenience.
  4. The Magical Express will take you from the airport to your Disney resort and back, free of charge.
  5. You won’t need a car to get around the Disney properties.
  6. If you do drive, parking at the resort is free.
  7. There is a dining plan, which is sometimes free.
  8. You should make reservations at popular sit down restaurants to ensure you get a table.
  9. To have a better chance of getting into places you want to eat at, think about booking a lunch reservation as opposed to a dinner one.
  10. Don’t panic if you don’t get the reservation you want.
  11. But if you forget, you can try to walk in to any restaurant and hope they can accommodate you.
  12. You can bring in outside food to save money.
  13. You can rent strollers if needed.
  14. There is no gum sold anywhere at Disney World.
  15. Disney World transportation will probably take longer than you expect.
  16. Disney has a beautiful boardwalk area.
  17. They also have a health center on site.
  18. The Magic Bands are your key to the world.
  19. You can have a wake-up call from a character.
  20. Disney World is over 40 square miles, about the size of San Francisco and twice the size of Manhattan.
  21. You can trade pins with Cast Members (and other guests).
  22. You don’t have to stay at a resort to rock a Magic Band. You just have to buy them and they won’t include charging privileges (or open your hotel door, obviously).
  23. People like to fancy up their magic bands.
  24. Fast Pass+ is everything.
  25. You can go out without your kids.
  26. It rains a lot!
  27. Be careful about when you book.
  28. The pools are heated.
  29. The pools are a major attraction.
  30. You can sign up for My Disney Experience.
  31. You can download the My Disney Experience onto your portable device.
  32. If you have little people that are too small to ride, take advantage of the Rider Switch Program.
  33. You can order snacks and other food for delivery to your resort.
  34. Disney has a free app for wait times, FastPass+ reservations and dining reservations.
  35. There is random entertainment everywhere.
  36. Adults can ride big rides even if the kids won’t.
  37. You will suffer from Disney withdrawals
  38. There is a lot of walking.
  39. There are a ton of special Disney tours and experiences you can enjoy.
  40. Disney has a ton of special events.

Disney is truly a destination that offers families an overwhelming array of places to stay, eat and enjoy. Planning your first trip or your tenth trip can be time consuming. Don’t let this stop you from enjoying one of the greatest places to take your family for an incredible experience.

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