10 Things You May Not Know About Visiting Disney World

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7. You can bring your own food in the parks

With movie theaters, sporting events, and even other theme parks often not allowing outside food and drinks, many guests simply assume they cannot brown bag their lunch at Walt Disney World. If you’d rather bring your own lunch (including drinks) you are free to do so, provided you do not bring in alcohol or glass bottles.

6. FastPass+ is a free service

FastPass Plus

Many FastPass-like systems at other theme parks come with an added fee. This is to offset the number of guests who have the passes to help keep the lines short. Rather than offering the service with a fee, Disney’s FastPass+ service is complimentary, and works by allowing a higher number of FastPass+ guests to enter an attraction over standby guests at a given time. To get the most out of this service, make your FastPass+ selections early.

5. The fireworks take place rain or shine

Castle Fireworks

When it rains at the end of a long day at the Magic Kingdom, many guests decide to head home, sometimes assuming that the fireworks will be cancelled. This is not the case. While there are some extreme weather conditions that in very rare circumstances will impact the fireworks, the show goes on rain or shine-- as long as you have an umbrella and don’t mind the rain, you shouldn’t have a problem sticking around to enjoy the show!

4. You can upgrade tickets after you purchase them

Disney Park Tickets _ buying tickets

Many guests end up purchasing park hopper tickets because it’s the option they think they are supposed to go with, but they never really end up park hopping. If you’re on the fence about ticket add-ons, and aren’t sure about paying extra for something you may or may not use, purchase a base ticket. You can upgrade before the end of your trip if you decide you’d like to park hop last minute.

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