6 Tips to Navigating a Day Trip to Walt Disney World Orlando

With a new festival slated for the year and an exciting land set to open in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney World in Orlando has a host of offerings that make it an exciting place to visit with the family. But if you’re short on time, you want to make your Disney World experience as memorable as possible. The following are 6 tips to help you navigate your day.

Put Together a List of Must See’s

While you don’t need to spend a fortune on a Disney vacation to have a great time, you do need to plan for your trip. Before you begin your Disney World adventure in Orlando, you want to make a list of some must see attractions. If you’re into rides, check the Internet for a setup of the park. Here you’ll find the latest news and add-ons. If you’re into shows, fireworks displays or other events, you can also get the latest times and dates.

Find the Right Vacation Package

Getting away on a mini trip with the family allows you to break free from everyday life. Westgate Reservations – Disney Vacations offers packages that can create a memorable vacation for you and your family. Whether you’re looking to spend 3 nights in Orlando or extend your stay to a week and beyond, they have something to match your needs. If you’re on limited time, your family may want to explore Disney World in a single day. This leaves the other remaining days free, so you can relax and explore the other features and amenities of the resort. From pools and water parks to a movie theater and game rooms, you can pick how you want to spend your time.

Buy Tickets in Advance of Your Trip

Once you’ve determined the park that you want to attend, you’ll want to purchase tickets in advance of your visit. Waiting until you arrive will be a waste of time. If you’re only in Orlando a short time, you don’t want to spend hours standing in a long line. Will call tickets may also have a significant wait. The best option is to purchase the tickets after you’ve set your itinerary and have the information sent directly to you.

Eat at Odd Hours

Disney World is known for being the happiest and friendliest place on earth. But if you’ve spent the majority of your day standing in long attraction lines, you don’t want to wait for meals too. You can avoid crowded restaurants by eating at odd hours. The best time is between 2 and 4 p.m. If you can wait, you may also want to schedule dinner after 7 p.m. Food lines also disappear during the parade. Food at Disney doesn’t come cheap. If you’re staying at a villa or you have kitchenette accommodations, keep breakfast or sandwich items on-hand to cut down on expenses.

Schedule Fast Passes for the Family

When you’re making out your itinerary and purchasing tickets for the park, you can also secure fast passes via the Disney app or online. While you’re only allowed 3 fast passes a day, this could cut down your waiting time significantly for certain popular attractions.

Get an Early Start

If you’ve only planned to spend one day at Disney World, you want to arrive early. This allows you to get a head start on families who have a tough time getting started in the morning. Hit the most popular venues first and save everything else for later in the day. If you have the energy, you can plan on staying until the park closes. This allows you to take in parades and any fireworks or laser shows.

Getting the chance to experience Disney World can take months and months of planning. But if your time is limited, and you can only spend one day in the park, the above tips will help you make the most of your trip.

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