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8 Park Tips From Someone Who Has Done it All at Disney

Castle & Mickey Bar

6. Take breaks Because you feel so pressed for time, your instinct will be to do things one right after the other with no breaks in between except for food. However, this is a good way to burn out quickly, which will leave you with little energy come nightfall. Give yourself breaks in between, even if it’s just to sit ...

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8 Park Tips From Someone Who Has Done it All at Disney

5. Cast members are your best resource Being a former cast member myself, I can tell you that cast members are truly your best resource while in the parks and you should absolutely utilize them! Whether you need directions to your next attraction or you want to know what time another park closes, they are there to assist you and ...

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8 Park Tips From Someone Who Has Done it All at Disney

Castle Balloons

I have been an annual passholder for Walt Disney World for nearly four years now. Over this amount of time, I have experienced everything the parks have to offer, from entertainment to food to attractions. Getting to watch the parks evolve is both heartbreaking and exhilarating, and going so often has allowed me to devise a handful of tips that ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

5. It’s Celebrate the Magic and Wishes combined For me, Celebrate the Magic and Wishes was a package deal. When Celebrate the Magic ended, I feared that Wishes wouldn’t be too far behind—and I was right. However, the creators of Happily Ever After knew the significance these two shows had and made it a point to incorporate many of the ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

Cinderella Castle Fireworks

4. Incredible soundtrack When I first heard the title song for the show, I will admit I was a little nervous. It sounded too pop like and not in keeping with what I was used to from Disney shows. Thankfully, the version that was released wasn’t the exact version used in the show, nor was it the entire soundtrack. There ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

3. It’s nostalgic One of the things that made Wishes so appealing was the fact that it held such a strong nostalgic value that people couldn’t get enough of. Thankfully, Happily Ever After gives us plenty of that as well as it references plenty of older movies that adults in their 20’s especially will appreciate and, like me, probably cry ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

Castle fireworks

2. You get to see classics and modern favorites Disney really wanted to lay the nostalgia on thick, so you get to see scenes from a vast array of Disney movies both old and new. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame to Tangled, Toy Story to Brave, Aladdin to Moana and so many other favorites, there is no shortage of ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

Fireworks Finale

1. It has a beautiful message The one thing that made Wishes so special to me was the message it offered for guests—our wishes are the magic in the world and beautiful things can start with a wish. Somehow, Happily Ever After took that message and built upon it, offering guests this new mantra—you are the key to unlocking your ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

When Disney announced that Wishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams would be ending at Magic Kingdom, many people, including myself, were devastated. Wishes held a special place in many guests’ hearts as it was emotional, nostalgic and a beautiful representation of all the magic Disney brings. However, we never could’ve known that its successor, Happily Ever After, would do ...

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7 Reasons You’ll Love Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

7. It’s longer than Wishes While Wishes was a decent length for a fireworks display, Happily Ever After runs long enough to fully immerse you in the story of the show and keep you captivated the entire time. Some may argue that it’s too long, clocking in at 18 minutes versus a little over 12 minutes for Wishes, but if ...

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