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Laurel took her first trip to Walt Disney World when she was only 18 months old and hasn’t stopped visiting since. Now she enjoys taking her own twins and husband as often as she can. And don’t tell the boys, but sometimes she goes without them, too.

10 Tips For The Responsible Disney Fan

Castle Main St.

A visit to Walt Disney World is full of fun, excitement, and magic. But it can also be hot, crowded, and exhausting, things that don’t always bring out the best in us. You can help keep the Happiest Place on Earth happy, beautiful, and running smoothly by being a polite Disney Guest. Here are ten ways to be a responsible ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Sunblock

4. Sunburn Getting sunburned is not only miserable, it’s also dangerous for your long-term health. Florida sun can be very intense, so be sure to protect yourself even on cloudy days or in the winter. Sunscreen is a must, and remember to reapply it throughout the day. Hats can help protect faces, necks, and ears if you choose a style ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

walking shoes

5. Uncomfortable Shoes I know you want to look nice on your Disney trip. You’ve planned the perfect outfit to go with your new Disney T. But be smart when you choose your shoes! I’m often amazed by the poor footwear choices I see at Disney World. You will be doing a lot of walking – usually several miles – ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Tissues

6. Getting Sick Getting sick on any vacation is such a bummer, and Disney World is no exception. Bring along a few over-the-counter meds to combat some of the minor maladies, like headaches, colds, or minor stomach upset. If you’re really sick, you can contact your hotel to get the names of local doctors or urgent care centers. There are ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Castle Sunbeam

7. Heat Exhaustion Heat exhaustion is the most-treated malady at Disney World. Summers in central Florida can be extremely hot and humid, with temperatures in the 90s and heat indexes well over 100. If you aren’t used to the climate, you might be surprised at how much it takes out of you. Be sure to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Stay in ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

height

8. Height Restrictions A great cause of upset for kids, parents, and cast members are ride height restrictions. Be sure to check your child’s height BEFORE you wait 120 minutes in line for Space Mountain! Height restriction information is readily available on the WDW website and the My Disney Experience app, as well as on signs at the ride entrance. ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Dumbo and Toddler

9. Pushing Kids (and Adults) Too Hard Disney Veterans know that “getting the most out of every minute” doesn’t mean pushing yourselves to the point of exhaustion. Disney vets have all witnessed meltdowns from guests who are hot, tired, and over-stimulated. To avoid the meltdown, take frequent breaks to snack, hydrate, and relax. Especially during the summer months, considering going ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Castle balloons

10. Trying to Do it All Walt Disney World mind-blowingly big. You simply cannot do it all in one trip (or even two or three!). The sooner you make peace with this idea, the happier your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth will be. Instead of trying to do everything, think about the age of your group members, their ...

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Disney Castle

A trip to Walt Disney World should be a fun, happy occasion for everyone! But unfortunately, things can and do go wrong. Be ready for these 10 problems that just might crop up during your trip. If you’re prepared, you can manage them and continue on with a great vacation!

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BEWARE Of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Space Mountain Closed

2. Ride Closures Every ride in Walt Disney World has to go down for routine maintenance from time to time. Disney publishes scheduled ride closures in advance, so you should know before you go if a particular ride will be unavailable. Make sure you check ahead of time so you aren’t disappointed when your favorite ride is closed for the ...

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