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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Castle Sunrise

2) Arrive early! You can stay ahead of the crowds by arriving 30-45 minutes before official park opening.  You’ll be surprised how much you can get done in the first 2-3 hours of your day. 

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

RunDisney

10.  Run Disney Over the last 25 years or so, Disney has gotten into the running business.  If you enjoy running or just walking, consider a Run Disney event.  There are several throughout the year.  There are events for every level, including children’s races, 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and marathons.  Almost every event runs through one of the Disney parks.  ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Christmas Lights Castle

9.  Experience Disney at Christmas While Disney World is always spectacular, the Christmas season is incredible!  Disney celebrates Christmas from early November through early January.  While you’re there, experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, the Candlelight Processional at Epcot and take a tour of the Disney resort hotels to view all the beautiful Christmas decorations.  You ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Victoria and Albert

8.  Chef’s Table at Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant If money is no issue, head over to Victoria & Albert’s Restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Named one of the Top 5 in the United States in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice awards, it consistently receives AAA’s Five-Diamond Award status. For the ultra-exclusive culinary experience, reserve the Chef’s Table in a ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Be Our Guest

7.  Dine in Beast’s Castle Have you ever watched “Beauty and the Beast”?  Like Belle, wouldn’t you just love to explore the Beast Castle?  At the Magic Kingdom, you can!  The Be Our Guest Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The castle has three rooms whose names relate directly to the film: The West Wing, The Ballroom and ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Kilimanjaro Safari

6.  Go on Safari Have you ever been on an African safari?  Me neither.  Chances are, most of us never will.  Through Disney magic, you can!  Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can experience Kilimanjaro Safaris, where you will ride in a large jeep-like vehicle through the plains of Africa.  Along the way, you will see lions, giraffes, hippos, zebras, ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

monorail Epcot

5.  Ride the monorail Walt Disney’s “highway in the sky” is both a transportation option and an attraction.  Take the express monorail from the Magic Kingdom parking lot and you’ll pass right through the center of the Contemporary resort, before emerging in full view of the Magic Kingdom!  Or, ride over to Epcot and circle around through the park itself.  ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Cinderella's Royal Table

3.  Dine with Cinderella Cinderella Castle is the most photographed icon in the world!  Wouldn’t you like to go inside?  You can!  Have a meal upstairs with Cinderella and friends while you enjoy your royal surroundings.  You can even see out into the Magic Kingdom from your table.  It’s an experience all Disney fans should have!  Photo credit www.disdom.com

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Mickey Mouse

4.  Meeting Mickey Mouse *Spoiler alert!  Cover your children’s eyes and ears!  It’s just a person in a costume.  Nevertheless, meeting the Big Cheese is like meeting any other celebrity.  It’s life-changing!  No matter your age, young or not so young, you must meet Mickey Mouse!  If you’re able, take your kids to see talking Mickey at the Magic Kingdom.  ...

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10 Life-Changing Experiences You Should Have at the Walt Disney World Resort

Contemporary Hotel

2.  Staying at a Magic Kingdom resort The Walt Disney World resort encompasses 47 square miles!  Within its property boundaries are roughly 30 hotels, ranging from budget prices to the extravagant.  As in all real estate, location is key.  It doesn’t come cheap, but if you want a life-changing experience, stay at one of the Magic Kingdom resorts.  If you’re ...

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