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Jimmie is a retired school teacher from Texas, who has been going to Disney World for 25 years. He has experience in taking large groups to Disney, in addition to taking his own children and grandchildren. Jimmie and his wife Rhonda make annual trips to Disney World, Disneyland, and sail on the Disney Cruise Line.

20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Fairytale Hall FastPass

17) Fastpass, part 2 Book all three of your fastpasses in the morning and then you’ll be able to get additional fastpasses throughout the afternoon and evening.  Or, book your fastpasses in the afternoon/evening, and you can sleep in!

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Castle and Clock

16) Park days, part 2 Steer clear of the park with extra magic hours, unless you plan to use the extra time.  That park will be significantly more crowded!  Check the daily schedule.

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Disney's Photopass

15) Photopass Consider purchasing Disney’s Photopass service.  Let Disney take your vacation photos, so no one is left out of your pictures.  You’ll love the extras Disney adds to your photos!

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Power Strip

14) Power Bring a power strip.  Hotel rooms rarely have enough plugs, and a family of four may have several devices they want to charge overnight.

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Mickey Plush Toys

13) Packages If you buy a souvenir and are staying at a Disney hotel, use the package delivery service.  The package will be delivered directly to your hotel and you won’t have to carry it around the park.

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Boardwalk Resort Pool

11) Break time Speaking of summer afternoons, consider returning to your hotel during the heat of the day, to swim and nap.  Return refreshed for the nighttime activities.

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Be Our Guest

12) Restaurants Reserve your favorite Disney table-service restaurants up to 180 days in advance of your trip.  Walk-ups can be difficult to get.

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Disney Monorail

9) Exiting the Magic Kingdom Leaving the Magic Kingdom at closing via the monorail?  Take the Resort Monorail instead of the Express.  You can usually get on the monorail immediately, while the Express will be backed up with extremely long lines.

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20 of Our Favorite Disney Tips of All Time!

Rainy Disney

10) Rain In the summer, it rains every afternoon in central Florida.  Instead of leaving the parks, put on rain ponchos and keep going.  The parks often empty out when it starts raining, but the rain only lasts 15-20 minutes.  In the meantime, you can take advantage of shorter lines.

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