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I love talking and reading and breathing and everything Disney. I am married to an amazing man who also has a love for Disney. I love Walt Disney World and we try to visit as often as we can. I am thankful for a mom who raised me to have such a love for Disney and of course for Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse! My favorite characters are Minnie Mouse and Belle. I have an English Degree and I love to write so I am so excited that I am able to put my love of writing and Disney together. Thank you for reading my articles and sharing in my love for Disney!

10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

Castle Money

6. Set a Budget Eliminate the spending stress by making a budget prior to your vacation and sticking to it.  No one likes the feeling of being afraid to open their credit card statement. Budget for souvenirs, snacks and meals to avoid surprise costs.

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

Disney Transportation Bus

5. Discuss Attraction Plans before Your Park Day Avoid wasting time in parks and avoid discussion stress by planning out your park day before you arrive in the park.  Assembling in a hotel room the night before the park day to discuss what time you will head to the bus stop, breakfast plans, reserved FastPass times and any other details ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

Standing in Line

4. Prepare for Wait Times Preparing everyone in your party for attraction wait times is key to avoiding park stress.  It is not always the children in the travel group bemoaning the standby line times.  Discuss wait time possibilities with the entire travel party and agree on time thresholds you are all willing to wait for attractions to avoid being ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

Pop Century Room

3. Know When to Take a Break Sure, you want to see as much as possible on your vacation and get every bit of worth for your money.  However, sometimes the heat, park pace, and travel party dynamic may call or a break.  Understand that breaking from the action for a while to return to your hotel or hang out ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

Castle Liberty Square

2. Enjoy the Beauty Between beautiful architecture, dazzling flowers and landscaping, magical characters and rides, Disney parks are a beautiful place.  Understand that time not spent hopping on and off attractions does not equal time wasted.  Feel free to snag a seat to enjoy the beauty of the park, pause to take photos of pretty areas or enjoy a drink ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

Mickey Cookie

9. Have Dining Plans in Mind Understanding what you would like to eat during the park day cuts down on discussion, stress and walking at mealtimes.  In plotting your park plan for the day, take a look at the restaurants you will be near on a map and make plans about which food cart or quick service dining spot you ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

World Showcase Morocco

10. Match Expectations with your Travel Party Having realistic expectations is key to enjoying any experience. Understand that more people on a Disney vacation equal more opinions and possibly a different vacation experience than you would have traveling with a smaller family group.  This is totally ok, understand that travel pace may be a bit difference depending on the group ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Stressing Out in Walt Disney World Parks

The build up to a magical Disney vacation may leave you with the worry that stressful details on the trip could diminish the fun after arriving in the parks.  Take a look at this top ten list of ways to avoid stressing out in Disney parks, put on a positive face, and get ready to enjoy your Disney vacation. There ...

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10 Things Rookies May Not Expect When Visiting Disney World

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4. Rider Height Policies Some rides do have a height requirement.  Disney takes these policies seriously and will not allow exceptions to the rules out of concern for guest safety.  Please do not ask cast members to bend the rules for your children, there are plenty of fun rides smaller kids can enjoy safely.

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