10 Things You Should Do BEFORE Your Disney Trip and When To Do Them


5. Make Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or other experience reservations

Do you have a little princess who wants to get her hair and makeup done at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? You can (and should if possible!) make reservations at 180 days prior to the date you want to book this experience. Other things to consider booking are things such as the Pirate’s League dress up experience, private fireworks cruise, or behind the scenes tours. There are a lot of options if you are wanting to have some extra adventures, so research them out and make sure to make reservations as early as possible in your planning. 

4. Make FastPass reservations

If you are staying on Disney property, you are able to make FastPass reservations 60 days prior to the day of check-in. If you’re staying off property (or only going for the day), you will be able to make FastPass reservations at 30 days prior to the day of the reservation. This is the time to think about how you want your days to flow at Disney World, which parks you’d like to visit each day, and what type of schedule your family prefers. Are you night owls or early birds? Do you want mid-afternoon breaks from park touring for a little pool time? Sketch out a rough idea of what you want your vacation to look like, consult the park hours and Extra Magic Hours for the dates you’ll be there, and then pick your FastPasses for each day.  Some FastPass windows fill quickly, with the newer attractions tending to be more popular. You will be able to change and rearrange these to your heart’s desire over the next two months. 

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