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Natalie is an elementary school teacher and a native Floridian who lives and breathes all things Disney. Her love for Disney started at the age of two during her first visit, and has continued to flourish into her adult life. She loves to share her Disney passion with her students and believes Disney is so special because there is no other place to forget about your worries and be a kid again, which is why she refuses to ‘grow up’.

10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

Disney Transportation Bus

4. Travel Time Unlike Disneyland, Walt Disney World is spread across over 40 miles of land making it a wee bit challenging to travel to your favorite parks or restaurants.  In addition to traffic and long distances, the busses, monorails, and boats that transport guests all around the property can take time to arrive when picking up guests.  You should ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

When we think of Disney, we usually think of a carefree, easy going, and fun adventure.  While all of this may be true, the image of our picture perfect vacation can change drastically when things don’t always go as planned, whether the changes are positive or negative.  Here are 10 things you may not know about a Disney vacation.

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

Art of Animation

1. Recreational Activities Each Disney World resort offers various recreational activities that guests can enjoy on their days off from the parks.  There are some, however, that offer activities that go way beyond the pool or basketball courts.  Some resorts offer amazing activities such as bike rentals, boat rentals, horseback riding, fishing, carriage rides, water skiing, archery, volleyball, and so ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

2. Advanced Dining Reservations Disney dining is a hot commodity amongst park goers.  It has become so popular throughout the years, that guests can now make reservations up to 180 days in advance.  The crazy part is that many have even said they call at 12AM just to make sure they get a spot at their favorite restaurant before it ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

My Disney Experience

3. My Disney Experience Times have changed and there is no need to carry around a paper map that could get lost or ruined in your bag as you travel around the parks!  The My Disney Experience App not only allows guests to have a virtual map in their hands at all times, but they have access to wait times ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

Disney Cast Member

10. Magic From Cast Members When you think of the word Disney, you think of pure magic.  There is no other place in the world that offers smiles and laughter the way Disney does.  Part of the reason why it’s so magical is because of the cast members.  Cast members often spread the magic to guests throughout the day in ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

Rainy Disney

5. Humidity & Rain Florida is known for its sunny weather, but what many non-Floridians may not know is that the weather here is unpredictable each and every day.  One minute the skies are clear and the air is crisp, and the next minute, there is a thunderstorm ripping apart your surroundings only to be whisked away an hour later ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

Castle Clock

6. Special Events & Park Times Disney World offers various special events throughout the year for various reasons.  While most are open to the general public, there are a few that are for private companies or guests.  It’s important to know that when these events are being offered, the park times change.  Depending on where they are taking place, the ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

7. Transportation Methods The most popular method of transportation at Walt Disney World is the monorail, of course, but there are other ways to get around the happiest place on earth.  Each resort offers complimentary bus transportation to and from all four parks, both water parks, and Disney Springs.  It’s important to know that the monorail is only offered as ...

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10 Things Nobody Told Me About A Disney World Vacation

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8. Bring Your Own Snacks We all know Disney snacks can get quite pricey, especially when you’re traveling with a large party.  Many guests often wonder if they can bring in their own snacks and/or food into the parks.  The answer is yes!  This is a great way to save money throughout the day!

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