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Monet is a senior majoring in journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a Disney AP holder and a Disney College Program alum. You can find her covered in pixie dust singing along to the Festival of Fantasy parade soundtrack while dreaming about dole whips and blogging her life away.

8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

Citricos

2. Dining reservations It is highly recommended that you make dining reservations 180 days in advance, especially for the more popular restaurants such as Cinderella’s Royal Table, Be Our Guest and Le Cellier. It is possible to find reservations for dining locations closer to your trip, but you may not be able to find reservations for the more popular locations ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

3. Decide if you’re staying on property or off property There are advantages to staying on property just as there are advantages to staying off property. The biggest determining factor is going to be cost. While Disney does offer value resorts, sometimes they are still well in the mid $100 range. However, you do get extra magic hours for the ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

FastPass

1. Fastpasses Making fastpasses in advance will save you a headache and a lot of heartache the day you go to the parks. Many people take advantage of booking fastpasses in advance because there are so many popular attractions that have lengthy wait times on a daily basis, such as Flight of Passage, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain. ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

Souvenirs

4. Save up money for souvenirs/snacks/etc It’s never too early to start saving money up for those extra things you tend to forget when making your vacation budget. Souvenirs and snacks add up quickly, so putting away some money every week to spend on your trip is a great way to lessen the financial burden when it comes time for ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

Tower Of Terror

5. Research attractions/entertainment Many people go to Walt Disney World and have no idea what they can experience. I always recommend visiting the website to see what rides and entertainment are currently in operation, as this can change at any given time. It also gives you and your party an opportunity to determine what you might want to do during ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

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6. Celebrations I always recommend planning a trip around a celebration because there’s no better place to celebrate than Walt Disney World! You can celebrate anything from a birthday, anniversary, graduation or whatever else you deem worth celebrating! If you plan on staying on property, you can call your resort and tell them ahead of time that you’ll be celebrating ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

Castle-Balloons

Half the fun of taking a trip to Walt Disney World is in the planning! You get to count down to your magical vacation while making sure it’s as perfect as possible. Because Walt Disney World is comprised of four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs and several resorts, it can be a little overwhelming when you first start ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

7. Plan around a fun event happening in the parks Walt Disney World is always having fun events throughout the year, whether it’s the festivals in Epcot, the parties in Magic Kingdom or the holidays. Planning your trip around a fun, seasonal event means an extra dose of Disney magic that you can’t get year-round, which makes it super special! ...

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8 Tips for Planning a Fabulous Trip to Walt Disney World

8. Figure out how you plan on traveling Deciding how you’ll get to Walt Disney World is one of the first things you should do. If you drive, you’ll want to allow yourself extra travel time so you don’t miss out on any park time. If you fly, you have to figure out if you’ll rent a car, use a ...

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7 Tips Cast Members Always Share with Rookies

1. Wait until after park close to leave This is something not a ton of people do, which makes it one of the best tips to give a rookie. There’s always a mad dash to leave the park as soon as it closes because the attractions close and don’t let anyone else get in line. However, merchandise locations don’t close ...

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