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I love talking and reading and breathing and everything Disney. I am married to an amazing man who also has a love for Disney. I love Walt Disney World and we try to visit as often as we can. I am thankful for a mom who raised me to have such a love for Disney and of course for Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse! My favorite characters are Minnie Mouse and Belle. I have an English Degree and I love to write so I am so excited that I am able to put my love of writing and Disney together. Thank you for reading my articles and sharing in my love for Disney!

10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

WDW Entrance

8. Synchronize Park Prep. Times When you are traveling with a group or larger family, getting out the door in the morning to head to the park can be one of the biggest obstacles of the day.  Talk about morning departure times in a family meeting the night before and do as much prep work as possible the night before ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Packing

9. Pack Smart Starting packing early and packing the correct items are huge steps to enjoying your Disney vacation. I like to start packing a week before the vacation to have plenty of time to think about items I need and outfits that are appropriate for different park days and dining reservations.  Last minute packing will be stressful and likely ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Castle

1. Plan Your Next Vacation Before You Leave Honestly, Walt Disney World is such an incredible place the only thing you will really need to worry about “surviving” is your departure.  Leaving Walt Disney World breaks the hearts of guests again and again.  Deal with the sadness by resort hopping during your free time to dream up which resort you ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Mickey and Walt with Cinderella Castle

7. Escape the Heat The Florida heat can seem so unforgiving, prepare for the heat by packing the right sun gear and plan to escape the heat as needed.  Suffering from heat exhaustion in the name of seeing it all in the parks is not worth it.  Plan to make the most of cooler times of the day by arriving ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

My Disney Experience

6. Make Your Park Plan Making and agreeing on a park plan with your travel group before you arrive at the parks will help the vacation go smoother.  Do not waste time snagging FastPass+ reservations for the first time as you enter the park, booking them in advance will ensure you see as many attractions as possible and reduce your ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Character Dining Minnie

5. Plan As Much As Possible Before Your Vacation In fact, I would say that planning as much as possible prior to your vacation is a huge key to surviving a Walt Disney World vacation.  By booking as many details as possible and planning park days prior to your vacation, you can actually relax and enjoy your vacation after arrival. ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Plan

4. But Roll With the Punches Sure, planning is golden but every now and then unexpected mishaps or changes to the plan will arise.  Be willing to roll with the punches and adapt to things that may not be the most fun.  Look on the bright side and make the best of the situation.  Even a bad day at Walt ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Cinderella's Castle and Backpack

3. Pack Light for the Parks A large backpack straining your shoulders or a clunky cooler slapping your shins are sure-fire ways to get worn out and irritated fast during a Walt Disney World park day.  Packing light for the parks is key to surviving a Walt Disney World vacation.  Pack only what you need and store it carefully in ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Family

2. Think Comfy When it comes to dressing at Walt Disney World think comfortable. No pair of cute shoes are worth a blister after walking all day and cooler clothes are a better option than tight or lined blouses or dresses for ladies. I love keeping it casual by snagging adorable Disney themed t-shirts from Etsy and in the parks ...

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10 Ways to Survive a Walt Disney World Vacation

Phone Case

10. Family Group Text A group text to keep the whole family in the loop about the vacation is a communication lifesaver.  Being able to message everyone quickly and easily about which attractions you are visiting in the park when your group splits up is a must. Better still, start the message before your vacation to get everyone excited about ...

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