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Beware of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Disney Princess Height

8. Height Restrictions A great cause of upset for kids, parents, and cast members are ride height restrictions. Be sure to check your child’s height BEFORE you wait 120 minutes in line for Space Mountain! Height restriction information is readily available on the WDW website and the My Disney Experience app, as well as on signs at the ride entrance. ...

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Beware of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

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4. Sunburn Getting sunburned is not only miserable, it’s also dangerous for your long-term health. Florida sun can be very intense, so be sure to protect yourself even on cloudy days or in the winter. Sunscreen is a must, and remember to reapply it throughout the day. Hats can help protect faces, necks, and ears if you choose a style ...

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Beware of These 10 Things At Walt Disney World

Horse Magic Kingdom Castle

A trip to Walt Disney World should be a fun, happy occasion for everyone! But unfortunately, things can and do go wrong. Be ready for these 10 problems that just might crop up during your trip. If you’re prepared, you can manage them and continue on with a great vacation! 1. Crazy Florida Weather Florida is deserving of it’s name, ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Cinderella Castle Wishing Well

1. Pay Attention to the Details One of the things that truly sets WDW apart from a “standard” amusement park is the incredible attention to detail. If you’re pushing through at breakneck speed you’re missing out on so much of the Disney experience. Slow down and look around. From the pavement under your feet to the music that seems to ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Epcot

12. Don’t Try to Wing It Take time BEFORE your trip to make some plans. Download the My Disney Experience app and figure out your must-see attractions, characters, and restaurants, then prioritize those with your Fast Pass+ and dining reservations. Study park maps so you know where you’re going once you arrive. Some rookies worry that too much planning will ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Fastpass

13. Make Good Use of FastPass+ As part of your planning you’re going to want to make FastPass+ reservations for your top priority experiences. Nothing will reduce your time spent waiting in line as much as FastPass +.  Reservations are available for select rides, characters, and parade and show viewings. Make the most of those reservations! Do your research and ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Tower Of Terror

5. Don’t Overdo It Disney Veterans know that “getting the most out of every minute” doesn’t mean pushing yourselves to the point of exhaustion. Disney Vets have all witnessed meltdowns from guests (of all ages) who are hot, tired, and over-stimulated. To avoid the meltdown, take frequent breaks to snack, hydrate, and relax. Especially during the summer months, consider going ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Splash Mountain with Castle View

9. Be Sure to See the Iconic Attractions With new rides and big thrills filling your Fast Pass+ queue it’s easy to overlook some classic Disney attractions. “The Enchanted Tiki Room,” “it’s a small world,” and “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” might seem outdated or quaint, but they’re the heart and soul of the Resort and were conceived by Walt ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

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7. Be Careful of Your Budget You may have experienced some sticker shock when you purchased your Disney tickets and made your hotel reservations, but you still have expenses related to your trip! Food at Disney World isn’t cheap, so be sure to budget for meals. Check prices before you dine so you don’t get surprised with a bill that’s ...

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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Disney Castle Sunbeam

10. Be Prepared for Central Florida’s Climate Florida: The Sunshine State. While Florida gets its sunny reputation fairly, it can also rain frequently and be downright chilly in the winter. Be prepared! Going in the summer? Know that it’s going to be very, very hot and humid. If you aren’t used to the southern climate it may take more out ...

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