After dreaming, saving and anticipating the time has finally come, you are planning your Walt Disney World vacation. You have selected a vacation date, planned a budget and your whole family is stoked for the upcoming magical vacation. We want your Disney vacation to be as perfect as possible; there are things you can do to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch. Take a hint from Disney Fanatics like us and incorporate these tips into your vacation planning to ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime!
1. Plan Far Out
Planning a Disney vacation earlier is always better. From allowing plenty of time to make a park plan with no deadline stress, to saving for your vacation, planning ahead is key to ensuring a smooth vacation. If possible, plan your vacation a year out. Book a Disney resort room, plan your park visiting plan, dining plan and map out what components are needed for your perfect vacation.
2. Budget Realistically
Walt Disney World vacations can get expensive so budgeting is really important. If finding ways to save money on vacation is a top priority for your family, start scouring blogs for tips on saving money at Walt Disney World. Research Disney Dining Plans to understand their value for your family and draft a reasonable budget for your family’s vacation. Creating a budget and talking through costs with your family will help you make decisions about where it makes sense to splurge and where you need to save money on your vacation.
3. Stay On the Property
Staying on the Walt Disney World property has so many great advantages and is something I always encourage friends to do. Free transportation to the parks, extra time in the parks, dining and décor at the resort, scheduled activities at the resort and cast member expertise right at your fingertips are all perks to staying at a Walt Disney World resort.
4. Map Out Ways to See More
Create a park plan that considers park hours, FastPass+ tickets and Extra Magic Hours to plot ways to most efficiently see your park must do’s. By creating a park plan you ensure that time is used wisely, backtracking through the parks is reduced and you have a strategy to see the favorite attractions of every person in your travel group.