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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Fireworks

3. Extra Magic Hours Make the Trip worth It Extra magic hours help you see all your favorite attractions on a short Disney trip.  Be sure to take advantage of extra magic hours by getting up early or staying out as late as the park is open.

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Disney Suitcase

4. Avoid Over Packing Over packing should be avoided on any vacation, but is particularly important on short trips.  I am guilty of over packing in the clothing and snack department.  The truth of the matter is, you need only a few changes of clothes for a weekend trip. As far as snacks go, no need to pack the whole ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Castle Tomorrowland

5. Go Hard In the Parks My attraction crazy family loves to hit the parks hard during weekend trips.  This means waking up early and staying out late for extra magic hours to get the most out of our time at Walt Disney World.  Consider keeping different waking hours than you would on a longer Disney vacation in the interest ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Aunt Liz's Golden Fried Chicken

6. Slow Down for a Table Service Meal Enjoying table service dining is a good idea on each Disney trip.  Take the time to schedule one table service meal experience during your weekend mini vacay. You will be glad you did. Restaurants in the park allow guests to slow down and enjoy delicious food between attractions.

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Disney Wilderness Lodge

7. Cut Spending In Unnecessary Areas I love a deluxe Disney resort as much as anyone does, but you may want to reconsider your lodging accommodations for a weekend trip.  If relaxing at the resort or laying by the pool is a large part of your fun on vacation, splurge for a deluxe resort.  However, if you plan on dashing ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop

8. Make Use of Your Departing Day I enjoy waking up and making the most of my departing day on a weekend trip.  This could mean hitting the pool for a bit before checkout or sleeping in later to recuperate from extra magic hours.  Dropping by Disney Springs on the way off the property is a favorite family tradition of ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Spaceship Earth

9. Travel at Unusual Times Be willing to travel at unusual times to make the most of your time on the property.  For my family, this means hitting the road after 7:00 pm on Friday to skip traffic and be at Walt Disney World by daylight. Study flight pricing if flying or traffic patterns if you are driving to understand ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

Castle Money

5. Underestimating the Budget Walt Disney World can be an affordable vacation destination.  Still, a mistake that guests often make, is underestimating their Disney spending budget for souvenirs and dining on the property.  Be proactive and research pricing, make a budget for each day and stick to it.  The vacation will be more fun for everyone if you can avoid ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

Grand Floridian

6. Only Considering Deluxe Resorts When you say Walt Disney World Resort people often think of The Grand Floridian lobby or the monorail crossing though the lobby of the Contemporary.  No doubt, deluxe resorts are incredible.  Still, there are great resorts that cost a bit less and are grouped in the moderate or value resort category.  Take the time to ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

All Star Movies Resort

7. Assuming You Cannot Afford to Stay on Property The exact opposite of the previous tip, some guests write off the thought off staying on the Disney property without even investigating pricing options. If you stay off the property without checking resort process, you are doing Disney wrong.

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