Getting The Most Out of Your Walt Disney Vacation
Here are a few tips to get the most out of your next Walt Disney Vacation. There is so much to see, do, eat, and enjoy when you are in Walt Disney World Resort I know you will not want to miss one thing! These are the tips my family uses to have a magical vacation.
Check out Disney.com for discounts on package deals. Rooms can be up to 30% off or you could select a dining plan for free. (Depending on dates and offers) The Character meals are included in certain packages! My favorite package is the Free Dining Package. Like a Hidden Mickey the deal can be rare but it does show up every one in a while. Snag that one when it is available.
Also you can take snacks into the parks with you! Take healthy snacks such as granola bars, dried fruit, apple sauce pouches and trail mix. Avoid anything that would melt like chocolate because it is HOT is the Florida sunshine. Also, bring baby wipes to clean up sticky fingers!
While in the parks the Disney PhotoPass photographers are positioned strategically throughout the parks to capture your photo as a family! If you are staying on property or have a Magic Band, they will scan than band and your photos will automatically be added to your account. If you don’t have a band they can provide you with a card so you can view and purchase your photos later. Be sure to ask each photographer if they have ‘magic’ in their camera. These photographers are able to add overlays to your photos to make them extra magical. Pre-purchase your Disney Memory Maker before you arrive for a discount. The ride photos and bonus videos are included!
The Florida heat is not joke. If you are not use to being in a tropical climate it can come to a shock to your system to have the temperature hit eighty five degrees before 9 in the morning!
Pack a reusable water bottle! A large water bottle is now running about $3.50 in the parks. I love water and I love to stay hydrated but not at those prices. (Sorry Disney.) Also take flavor concentrate or flavor sticks. I taste a lot of chlorine in the Florida water but that might just be my tastebuds. Do what is best for you!
OR You can get water for FREE in the Parks.
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Shop at The Disney outlet before you go and get park merchandise at a discount. But if you are IN the parks and looking for a specific item, there is an Ap for that!
Use the Shop Disney Parks App to locate a specific item. Save time by purchasing it through the app and have it delivered back to your Disney Host Resort or have it shipped back to your home.
One of my FAVORITE things to bring home is Mr. Potato Head accessories from Disney Springs.
Here is a video on how I pack a box to the max!
Also see my video on how to send your packages bak to your home resort! Buy the 5 foot Mickey! Just don’t carry him around the park all day!
Pack More Fun.
Speaking of packing… Pack a suitcase IN a suitcase before you leave. You will have more space to bring back all your magical treasures!
My kids learned about Pin trading on our first Walt Disney Cruise and we haven’t looked back! It is a great way to interact with the Cast Members. If you like Seek and Find games Pin trading is for you! It is so much fun to see what pin you can find where. We look back on the pins we collected and reminisce about the story that was created when we traded for that particular pin. It is all about the memories!
Make an ornament! Gather the confetti and you have the making of a memory!
Or my favorite way to gather signatures!