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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

walking shoes

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

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 “The Enchanted Tiki Room,” “it’s a small world,” and “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” might seem outdated or quaint, but they’re the heart and soul of the Resort and were conceived by Walt ...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

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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15 Things Every Walt Disney World Rookie Should Know

Artist's Point

11. Make Advance Dining Reservations Early Have your heart set on a breakfast with the Princesses? Dying for dinner at Be Our Guest? You need to plan WAY ahead. You can make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance and the most popular restaurants fill up quickly. Rookies are often surprised to learn that you don’t need to have ...

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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

8. Know Your Travel Times No, I’m not talking about the flight or drive from your hometown, I’m talking about travel around the Walt Disney World Resort! Remember that Disney World is really, really big (are you sensing a theme here?). Pay attention to the estimated travel times that WDW provides. You want to get to Magic Kingdom for a ...

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