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Melissa resides on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast with her husband and four Disney-loving boys. She frequently allows skipping school for Disney World visits…because making memories is more important than math. Their family has also been seen on HGTV’s hit show “My Yard Goes Disney.”

Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Enjoy a bucket of popcorn in the Magic Kingdom

9. Pop for Popcorn Buckets One of the most economical moves you can make in my opinion is a refillable popcorn bucket. Not only is it a great snack and a fun souvenir, refills are available for the length of your stay for super cheap!     

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Mickey and Minnie Mugs

1. Souvenir Tips Watch out! That cute Disney merchandise will draw you in and break your budget before you can say “Mickey Ears”. Top tips: shop at the end of day (stores stay open late!), give kids pre-set gift cards with a limit, and utilize the Shop Parks app later if you want any merchandise to be a surprise.   ...

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Columbia Harbor House

8. Split or Bring Meals Save money at lunch time by having kids split meals and then plan on stopping for a snack later. The portion sizes, even on kids meals, are usually pretty generous. We also like to pack a light picnic lunch then buy a fun afternoon snack—it saves time and money!   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Big Thunder Mountain

7. Use Rider Switch For the “big” rides (those with a height restriction), one adult can stay out with the little one(s) while the other rides. Then the waiting adult can get a special FastPass ticket to avoid a second wait. See the cast member BEFORE the first adult rides.   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

All Star Movies Resort

6. On-Property Perks These articles are always heavily debated—to stay in a Disney resort or to stay off site—that is the question. Type “off-property” for several pro-con articles. But most of our fans agree that the perks of staying at a Disney resort (service, transportation, ambiance, Extra Magic Hours, etc) are pretty magical!   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Castle and Backpack

5. Park Bag Tips We’ve got lots are sharable articles about packing your best park bag. Here’s the essentials: bandaids, sunscreen, medication, hand wipes, poncho, portable phone battery, and extra socks or flip flops (in case of rain).   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Boardwalk Inn

4. Non-Park Days Be sure to add in a few days to your Disney itinerary strictly for non-park activities. There’s so much to do at Disney World outside of the parks: golf, swimming, water parks, spa, Disney Springs, Boardwalk, and more! Search “non-park” on our site for a bunch of ideas you’ll want to share.   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Fastpass Magic Kingdom

3. FastPass Savvy Be smart with your FastPass selections. Top tips include: choose early times, choose popular rides, and don’t choose rides with a fun queue. Also, set your phone alarm for the first possible time you can make FastPass reservations (call Guest Services if you have any questions about your reservation window).   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

Disney Suitcase

2. Pack Light Our packing tips are always among the top-shared. In fact, we’ve got a full printable packing list that’s super helpful! But the bottom line best tip: pack light and  have essentials shipped to your resort from Amazon.   

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Our 15 Most Popular Disney World Tips Ever!

15 Most Popular WDW Tips Ever

If you’re a Disney Fanatic, you most likely have friends that regularly ask you for your best Disney vacation tips. We certainly do!  One of the perks of being a part of our magical Disney Fanatic community is that you get constant access to the hottest and latest tips. So when your friends are planning their Disney trip, you can ...

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