Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Pirates League reservations can be made 180 days from your vacation.
Epcot Festivals are included with park tickets.
Visiting Walt Disney World, during the holidays, pack your patience.
Even if you do online check in, still stop by the front desk to double check your reservation.
During the Halloween Party months, end of August, September, October, if you can plan a day at the Magic Kingdom when the park closes at 7pm. The crowds will be lower than normal.
Dine at a non popular time, example 4pm or 11:15am, then when you are done with your meal, rides and attractions will be less crowded because everyone else is eating.
During the summer afternoons, catch a show or an indoor attraction to escape the heat.
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party & Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
While in the past if you were unsure if you were attending the party or worried about the weather, you could have waited until the day of the party to purchase tickets. Recently the parties have been close to selling out so to be cautious party tickets should be purchased in advance.
Hand sanitizer is your friend!
Having a basic or detailed itinerary for your park days will save you time and money. Don't want to make one, book with me and it is included with my services, FREE for you!!
Pre-purchase Memory Maker, it saves you money, currently $149. Purchase Memory Maker during or after your vacation $169.
If you have a Dining Plan, snack credits may be used at the food booths at Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival
The Epcot Dining Packages are a fantastic way to reserve a seat for a concert at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and the Epcot International Food and Wine. You get to enjoy a great meal and save time by NOT waiting in line for the concert.
For Kali River Rapids, to the left of the entrance of the ride are free lockers to rent to store your belongings.
If you lose your MagicBand, in the parks just go to GUEST RELATIONS and they will issue you either a new MagicBand or a card with your information on it until you go back to your resort. At your resort, go to the front desk, there you will receive a new MagicBand, it might not be the same color but it is better than nothing.
Using Memory Maker is a great way to ensure everyone is in the pictures.
September 21, 2016
Don't forget to bring travel size ibuprofen or aspirin.
September 14, 2016
Don't forget band aids and neosporin, in case of emergencies.
September 7, 2016
Using a Disney planner should be free, no fee. A Disney planner will take away the stress of planning and all you have to worry about is packing.
August 31, 2016
Planning on collecting character autographs, a great marker is a clickable sharpie. Easy for the characters to use and no worrying about a cap.
August 24, 2016
Need a break from the heat, maybe the day, hop into a show or long ride like Ellen's Energy.
August 10, 2016
While visiting the World Showcase in Epcot, enjoy the entertainment in each country. It is a great time to relax, grab a bite to eat and take in the culture.
July 27, 2016
I recommend bringing a snack for the Magical Express, especially for kids, the bus ride can take up to an hour and a half.
July 20, 2016
Do not pack your Magic Band in your luggage, you will need it for Magical Express.
July 13, 2016
Label your kids' Magic Bands with their name and your cell phone number just in case they become lost. I recommend labeling with a sharpie then covering it with clear nail polish, that way the marker will not rub off when your child is sweating.
July 6, 2016
Bring your own glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces. Great places to purchase are the dollar store, Michael's and Wal-Mart. Great way for your kids to have fun and not be expensive.
June 29, 2016
The shop, Briar Patch, near Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom, will give you a clear plastic bag so your belongings do not get wet on the ride. Just ask!
June 22, 2016
The ride on the Magical Express from the Orlando International Airport to your resort may be time consuming. The bus will probably stop at other resorts along the way. Grab a snack and definitely use the restroom before entering the Magical Express area.
June 15, 2016
An extra ziploc bag is great to carry extra food in your park bag. For example is we eat at a buffet for breakfast I will grab a couple of bananas put them in the ziploc bag and save them for a snack later on in the day.
June 8, 2016
Don't forget lip balm with spf, your lips can get sunburn too.
June 1, 2016
Carry a Ziploc Bag for your valuables in case it rains and for water rides.
May 25, 2016
Don't forget to tip the Mousekeeping (Housekeeping) staff.
May 18, 2016
Keep a copy of your advance dining reservation confirmation numbers, just in case.
A great place to keep the confirmation numbers is your phone.
May 11, 2016
Don't forget the sunscreen, no matter what time of year, the Florida sun can be brutal. It is also very expensive on property.
May 4, 2016
Stay hydrated, this may seem like a simple tip but the day can go fast so make sure you and especially your children are drinking enough water
April 27, 2016
Magical Express drivers accept tips
April 20, 2016
Cups of water are FREE at counter service restaurants, all you have to do is ask.
April 13, 2016
Order groceries/supplies from an offsite company, like Amazon and Garden Grocer. The supplies can be delivered to your hotel room and are cheaper than purchasing on property.
April 6, 2016
Having a collapsible bin on your hotel table is a great place to store your things from the day, MagicBands, maps, change. Then in the morning you are not searching your room for your MagicBands. I bought mine at the Dollar Store.
March 16, 2016
Have your children wear swim shorts on water rides. Not only will they dry fast but they will be more comfortable. Both my son and daughter wear boy swim trunks to Animal Kingdom, for Kali River Rapids.
March 9, 2016
Whether you rent or bring your own stroller, use something, like a couple of colorful bandanas to mark your stroller for easy identification
February 29, 2016
Reserve your fastpasses (60 days from the start of your trip, if you are staying on-site) or (30 days from the start of your trip, if you are staying off-site)
February 21, 2016
Make your ADRs (Advance Dining Reservations) 180 days before the first day of your vacation.