Must-Know Tips for Walt Disney World Visitors
If you’ve just booked your first Walt Disney World trip and are staying in Orlando with Blue Green Resorts getaways, you’re probably over the moon about visiting the happiest place on Earth.
Read on for insider tips that every Disney fan should know!
1. Celebrating a special occasion, like a birthday or honeymoon? Stop by Guest Services at one of the theme parks to pick up a specialty button. You may just get VIP treatment during your time at Disney!
2. If you want to view Epcot’s Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, snag a spot between the first two gift shops you encounter as you enter the World Showcase. Disney insiders refer to this spot as the front of the house.
3. To get from Epcot to Hollywood Studios, stroll along the sidewalk that goes past the BoardWalk Inn and the Swan and Dolphin. The trek is about thirty minutes, and it’s often the fastest way to travel between parks.
4. If you want to trade Disney pins with Cast Members, pre-purchase them on eBay. You’ll save at least $7 per pin!
5. There are two Character Warehouse shops in Disney world, which sell merchandise for a bargain. One is located near Universal Orlando and the other is near Downtown Disney.
6. If you’re going to take the monorail to get around Walt Disney World, the stop order is as follows: Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort, Transportation and Ticket Center, Polynesian Resort, Grand Floridian.
7. If you’re having an adults-only night out, head to the Swan Hotel for excellent cocktails and karaoke.
8. Get to the Magic Kingdom early and head to Peter Pan’s Flight within the first 30 minutes of when the park opens.
9. Christmastime is an excellent time of year to visit Walt Disney World. The theme parks go heavy on the seasonal celebrations and the weather isn’t scorching hot.
10. Expedition Everest and Big Thunder Mountain are two rides that are better once the sun goes down.
11. While most families have their photo snapped in front of Cinderella’s castle, the images will be much prettier if you head to the back of the castle.
12. Need help planning your trip? You can request free park maps and a complimentary vacation planning DVD from Disney.
13. If you’re in Disney around Christmas, make a point to tour the various Deluxe resorts to view their decorations.
14. The crowds are heaviest at the Magic Kingdom on Mondays. To visit when it’s a bit more empty, head there mid-week.
15. If you can’t check-in at your hotel when you arrive, Bell Services will store your luggage so you can head right to the parks. They’ll do the same if you have to kill time between your check-out and your flight.
16. Attractions don’t close when the parks close. You can get on line shortly before the park is scheduled to close and still get on the ride.
There’s so much to see in Walt Disney World, and you could never experience everything in just one vacation. By learning insider tips ahead of time, you’ll save precious time and money while making the most out of your vacation.