12 Survival Tips for your Disney Vacation


7.  Try to alternate indoor and outdoor activities

This tip is particularly geared toward the hottest months- but in Florida, that’s most of them!  If you’re not interested in leaving the park for a swim or nap break, there are other ways to take breaks in the parks.  There are lots of indoor, air-conditioned activities at Walt Disney World. It’s a good idea to mix those throughout your day so you can have breaks to cool down.  Some indoor attractions, like The Seas in Epcot, are great places to let children who have been sitting in hot strollers for awhile roam around a bit more freely in a cool environment.  

8.  Don’t overdo the food

If you’re anything like me, you get really excited when you can start making Advanced Dining Reservations (or ADRs) for your trip.  There are so many great restaurants at Walt Disney World, and inevitably you’ll want to try them all. This overzealous reservation seeking may leave you with 2 or even 3 sit down meals scheduled every day.  That, in turn, will leave you pressed for time, possibly broke from the hefty bills that accompany table service dining, and uncomfortably stuffed. Unless you are accustomed to eating 3 large meals each day, walking 10 miles, and then spinning yourself around on some rides, a balance of planned meals and quick service/on-the-go dining may be a better option for you.

9.  Have someone experienced make FastPasses with you

If you’re not experienced with FastPass reservations, seek some help.  This can be the advice of an Authorized Disney Travel Planner, like Mickey Travels, or assistance from a wise Disney-loving friend.  You may even turn to Disney Fanatic (and we appreciate it!) for some advice on your selections. Regardless of what method you choose, you’ll want to have some idea about which Fast Passes are “worth it” so you can select wisely.  Otherwise, you may end up using them on attractions that don’t really need them (Living with the Land, for instance) and waiting in extremely long lines for the rides that do.

BONUS TIP: Consider planning and booking your next Disney trip with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner you can trust like Mickey Travels. They’ll help you get the best Disney travel deal, share expert advice and their services are totally FREE! It’s genius!