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10 Most Memorable Dining Opportunities in Disney World Parks

Be Our Guest

9. Be Our Guest – Magic Kingdom Beauty and the Beast fans get ready, you are about to enter Beast’s castle- and it is every bit as incredible as you ever imagined!  Dining at Be Our Guest is super popular so be sure to book your reservation well in advance of your vacation.  The lunch menu is quite similar to ...

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10 Dos & Don’ts for Disney’s Hollywood Studios

How Much Do You Really Know About Disney's Hollywood Studios?

Hollywood Studios has seen some incredible updates and changes in the last few years. There are so many fun attractions, shows and characters to enjoy in this park. It can be difficult to know where to begin when you see all the entertainment options at Hollywood Studios. Join us for this countdown to learn the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of a ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

10. Stay On Property Short trips necessitate a room on the Disney property more than any other time.  The extra magic hours that are so crucial to seeing the parks with shorter wait times are available only to Disney resort guests.  Disney transportation is also especially amazing on a weekend vacation when you are exhausted at the end of a ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

7 Dwarfs Mine Train

Growing up in Georgia, my family made many weekend trips to Walt Disney World.  Escaping reality to recharge for a few days at the happiest place on earth is a great idea.  However, doing Disney for a weekend mini-vacation does vary a bit from how you generally do a longer Disney vacation.  In this article, we are counting down ten ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom

1. Prioritize Parks Obviously, a shorter trip to Walt Disney World means you have less time to cover ground.  For this reason, you should consider to sticking to one or two parks for your vacation.  Park hopping is a great option for longer vacations but result in a lot of lost travel time between parks when you are enjoying a ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

FastPass

2. Fast Passes are a Must Shorter Disney trips mean your past passes are even more valuable.  Remember to reserve fast passes as early as possible and to plan fast passes strategically to avoid dashing back and forth across the park to see attractions.  After you have used all the fast passes you pre-booked, use the myDisneyexperience app to secure ...

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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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