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Melissa resides on Florida's beautiful Space Coast with her husband and four Disney-loving boys. She frequently allows skipping school for Disney World visits...because making memories is more important than math. Their family has also been seen on HGTV's hit show "My Yard Goes Disney."

8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

Bottled Water

3. DO Pack Water and Snacks Disney allows any type of food and beverage to enter the parks, with the exception of alcohol. Packing plenty of water and snacks in a light cross body bag helps to keep you going and also tends to distract small children while they wait in lines.  DON’T Forget to Refill Refillable water bottles are ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

7. DO Be Kind and Polite What seems like common decency somehow has a tendency to get overlooked when people get overstressed, overheated, and overtired. Don’t forget that fellow guests—and cast members—might also be experiencing the same emotions.  A little smile and a polite tone are a simple way to ensure that everyone’s day stays as magical as possible.   ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

6. DO Stay for Fireworks You’ve never seen fireworks like Disney does fireworks! And each park’s nighttime spectacular is different and special in its own way. Waiting for the big show makes for a late night for little ones, but it’s definitely worth it!  DON’T Skip an Afternoon Rest To make late night fireworks enjoyable instead of miserable, you might ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

walking shoes

5. DO Wear Comfortable Shoes It’s a given. When you’re walking 10-15 miles in a day, you’re going to want sneakers or some other comfortable shoes. However, if it’s a rainy day, consider packing a pair of light flip flops in your park bag. In the event of a downpour, you can slip on the plastic shoes and stow your ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

FastPass+ Castle

4. DO Reserve Fast Passes Check the My Disney Experience app to gauge the approximate wait times of the rides you plan to experience. Obviously, you’ll want to reserve a Fast Pass for those rides that tend to have the longest wait times. Current great Fast Pass picks include: Frozen Ever After, Toy Story Mania, Seven Dwarves Mine Train, and ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

Crystal Palace

2. DO Make Dining Reservations Walt Disney World has become known just as much for its unique dining venues as it has for its entertainment options. If you plan to eat at a popular table service restaurant (Cinderella’s Table, Be Our Guest, Hoop Dee Doo, Chef Mickey’s, etc…) you’ll absolutely need to make a reservation. In fact, it’s a good ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

8. DO Make Memories Your Way Asking friends and reading posts from Disney experts are an awesome way to prep yourself for all that Disney World has to offer. But remember, there’s no wrong way to do Disney. Listen to others’ recommendations…but always take them with a grain of salt. For YOUR absolute best vacation, do Disney YOUR way, with ...

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8 Dos and Don’ts For Your Walt Disney World Trip

1. DO Make a Plan Chances are if you’re reading our site, you already know the value of making a plan for your Disney World Trip. Some major things to consider are: resort accommodations, park tickets, must-do attraction lists, and dining plans.   DON’T Always Stick to the Plan While a good plan is definitely setting you up for vacation ...

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10 Treats You’ll Love To Eat At Big Top Souvenirs In Magic Kingdom’s Storybook Circus

What Chocolate Are You?

6. Fruits For those that prefer a healthier snack, whole fruit and fruit kabobs are sold at Big Top Souveniers (though they are not the best value, in my opinion). Chocolate covered bananans, pineapples, and strawberries allow you a stunning and delicious dessert option with half the guilt. 😉

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