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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.

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

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

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

Castle Fireworks

1.  Nighttime Spectaculars Disney World veterans know from experience that the nighttime shows at Disney are not to be missed!  I promise you, you’ve never seen anything like Wishes in the Magic Kingdom.  Even the most hardened and cynical person can’t help but be moved by the spectacular beauty of Cinderella Castle, framed by synchronized fireworks and a beautiful musical ...

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

Castle Pathway

Walt Disney World in central Florida is known as the “Vacation Kingdom” and the “Most Magical Place on Earth”, and rightly so.  Millions of people visit Disney World every year.  It has become a right-of-passage for American families.  Because Disney World is so large and always changing, it is nearly impossible to see and do it all.  Whether it’s your ...

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Disney for Dummies – 20 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom

20. Arriving/going home Here’s a trick Disney veterans use.  Book an early flight on your arrival day and a late flight on your departure day.  You gain two extra days of touring at no extra cost!  And if you stay on-site at Disney World, you can utilize their bus transportation Disney Magical Express to deliver you to and from the airport.

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