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Ashley is a college student who is obsessed with all things Disney. Her family has been traveling to Disney World for as long as she can remember, so she learned how to plan a Disney vacation like a pro at a young age. When she is not strolling through Magic Kingdom she can be found debating over which Disney Characters are the best with her sorority sisters, as well as planning her next vacation to visit Mickey.

10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

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10.  Be Flexible While Disney World vacations are definitely magical, cast members will probably not be able to make sure your vacation is perfect down to the last detail.  There might be occurrences like rain, increased wait times for rides, ride closures for maintenance, or frustrating behavior from other guests.  These occurrences do not have to ruin your vacation!  Instead ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

Art of Animation

9.  Take a Midday Break On every trip to Disney World you will encounter families in the parks who are tired, bickering, and generally getting on each other’s nerves.  This does not have to happen to your family!  Take a break during the middle of the day to go back to your resort to nap, swim, or take part in ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

Ponchos

1.  Don’t Let Rainy Days Slow You Down Rain is inevitable at Disney World, especially during the summer.  Instead of heading back to your resort until the rain stops, take advantage of the shorter wait times for attractions.  Pack a backpack with a rain jacket or poncho to keep dry, and visit the indoor attractions.  

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

Cinderella Castle Parade

As with any subject, there is definitely a learning curve when it comes to planning a Walt Disney World vacation.  Attractions and activities there are constantly being updated, so even if you have visited Disney World before, chances are that there have been some major changes since your last vacation.  Here is a list of 10 killer tips for your ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

Port Orleans Resort

5.  Stay on Property While it can be easy to be drawn in by great prices at off-property hotels, I recommend trying to find special rates at resorts on Disney property, even if it means paying a little bit more.  Otherwise, the money that you would save by staying at the off-property hotel would probably be around the same price ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

Kona Cafe - A delightful island of flavor serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

7.  Make Dining Reservations Early The number of guests who are not aware that dining reservations are essential at Disney World always surprises me.  Many guests want to decide where they will dine on the spur-of-the-moment, or make reservations the day of, but for most restaurants on property this is generally not an option, even though it may have been ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

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2.  Take Advantage of Resort Activities If you are staying at a Disney resort you will find that they offer some spectacular activities.  Trivia, dance contests, drawing classes, outdoor movies, and campfire sing-alongs are just a few of the free activities that can be found at resorts.  Other activities like fishing and golfing can also be done with an additional ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

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4.  Pack a Park Bag It is important to think ahead about what you might need for the parks and then pack a bag with them.  Some items that you might need are ponchos, jackets for the colder months, a portable phone charger, Band-Aids, hand sanitizer, sunglasses, and snacks and drinks.  While Disney will have all of these items for ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

FastPass

8.  Utilize the Fastpass+ System Wisely Do your research ahead of time to find out which attractions typically have the longest lines.  Book fastpasses for these attractions first, and then focus on your “must do” attractions.  Do not make fastpasses for your “must do” rides first because you may end up causing yourself longer wait times in the long run.  ...

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10 Fantastic Tips For Your Best Walt Disney World Vacation Ever

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6.  Have a Relaxing Day During Your Vacation With so much to do at Disney World, it is very easy to get caught up in the activities and wear yourself out.  I recommend taking a relaxing day in the middle of your vacation if possible.  This could mean taking time to hang out beside the resort pool, playing mini golf, ...

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