6 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Trip to Walt Disney World


Planning a trip to Walt Disney World is both fun and stressful. While your excitement builds for your magical vacation, you realize that there’s a lot you have to research and do before you even step foot in Orlando! However, being prepared in advance means relatively smooth sailing when you arrive. Here are six things to keep in mind when you’re planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort:

6. Weather

Many people tend to think that because Walt Disney World is in Florida, that the weather is beautiful and sunny year-round. As much as we wish this were the case, unfortunately it isn’t. No matter what time of year you plan on visiting, be sure to check the weather so that you can pack accordingly. A big thing to keep in mind is that hurricane season is from June through November, so definitely be ready to postpone a trip should a hurricane be slated to hit Florida.

5. Special ticketed event

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If you plan on visiting the parks any time from late August through December, you may want to check park hours to make sure you aren’t going to Magic Kingdom on a special ticketed event night! Magic Kingdom plays host to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select nights from August to November and then November to December. The park closes at 7pm to regular day guests on those nights, so don’t choose that park unless you don’t mind losing hours! There are also other special events that happen at EPCOT, like the festivals, but those are included with admission!

4. runDisney races


runDisney has a few races that take place at the resort each year, including the Princess Half Marathon and the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. While these races happen early enough that it doesn’t cause any park opening delays, they can cause traffic getting to the parks and on site resorts get booked up very fast for those weekends. It is cool to see everyone walking around the park with the medals or even to run a race yourself, so it’s worth checking out if you’re interested!

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