Planning a trip to Walt Disney World as a first timer? Haven’t been in a while? I’m your girl for Disney planning tips.
Disney World Planning Tips: Pre-Vacation
My Disney Experience
Advance Dining Reservations (ADR)
Are there any discounts on tickets? Rarely through Disney. Disney-direct discounts are usually for organizations. Be wary of anyone telling you that they have “discounted” tickets to Disney – they can be either scamming you or requiring you to sit through a laborious time-share presentation. Legit discounted Disney tickets usually come through travel agents that have a block of rooms available during certain events. A few reputable ticket brokers are as follows: Official Ticket Center, Undercover Tourist and Florida Ticket Station. Subscribe to the Mousesavers newsletter. HOWEVER – the more days you put on your ticket, the less the cost is per day. As far as Disney planning tips go, this is when it pays to go big.
Park Hopper option? It currently adds $50 – $64 per ticket. For someone like me that goes on adults only trips and likes to have options, a park hopper is a must. I also have older kids who can hang with longer days and their Park Commando mom bouncing between parks. If you have young children or are more laid back and tend to prefer the one-park per day schedule, skip the park hopper option for your tickets.
Disney Planning Tips: During Your Vacation
Get There Before “Rope Drop”
You Can Bring Your Own Food In The Park
Ride During the Parades or Fireworks
Raining? Just GO!
A rainy day at Disney is better than a sunny day at home. Unless it is a torrential downpour or a lightning storm, grab some ponchos and head to the parks as planned. People will stay away and you will get lower wait times for your favorite rides!