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Have You Done Your Disney Trip Homework? Follow Our Planning Checklist

Disney's Pop Century Resort

Let’s Recap! 1.     Initial Vacation Booking (Dates, Hotel Reservations, Park Tickets) Now that you’ve made the excellent decision to visit WDW, you can take your first steps! First of all, when are you traveling? Will you pull your kids out of school and will the adults be able to take time off? After determining that, you can contact Disney or ...

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Have You Done Your Disney Trip Homework? Follow Our Planning Checklist

Disney Suitcase

4. Packing This may sound premature, but effective Disney packing starts weeks (even months) before your trip. Since Florida weather is temperamental and the amount of walking is intense, it’s extremely important that you pack “smart”. This means setting aside clothes that are comfortable and weather appropriate. It also means researching useful gadgets (e.g. portable smartphone chargers, filtered water bottles, ...

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Have You Done Your Disney Trip Homework? Follow Our Planning Checklist

FastPass

2. Book Transportation With the dates, tickets, and hotel rooms booked, you’ll need to settle on transportation. Ask yourself, “How am I planning to get to Florida?” Are you driving, flying, or taking a train? If you aren’t driving, do you want to rent a car or use cab services to travel off-property? Please note that if you’re staying on ...

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Have You Done Your Disney Trip Homework? Follow Our Planning Checklist

WDW Entrance

The words “homework” and “Walt Disney World” are usually considered an unholy combination. Yet, the reality is that vacations have changed. Specifically, successful Disney vacations cannot be pulled off without detailed (even extensive) pre-planning. Luckily, the WDW online fan community is massive and there are countless resources to guide you in plotting out that dream vacation. To help you get ...

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11 Things You’ll Love About Animal Kingdom after Dark

UP! A Great Bird Adventure

Let’s Recap! 1. An African Safari … At Night A beloved AK attraction, most guests try to ride the Kilimanjaro Safari as early as possible due to higher animal activity. Now, there is an equally great option for the night owls. By riding the safari at a later time, guests (for the first time ever) will finally see animals that ...

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11 Things You’ll Love About Animal Kingdom after Dark

8. Elegant Dining Animal Kingdom has always been a frontrunner for exceptional cuisine. Well, thanks to their new hours, we all have an excuse to make time for a relaxed meal. The most notable additions include a new Signature Dining restaurant, Tiffins, and its corresponding bar, Nomad Lounge. Boasting inventive delicacies, Tiffins is already beloved by foodies and those looking ...

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11 Things You’ll Love About Animal Kingdom after Dark

Nemo Show

4. Dance Parties Animal Kingdom is well known for their traveling street musicians and dance parties by the Harambe Market. If it’s possible, this entertainment seems to multiply as the clock keeps ticking! Drink in the native instrumentals and learn tribal dances with cast members and fellow visitors. Just think of the park as a family-friendly outdoor nightclub. Could there ...

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11 Things You’ll Love About Animal Kingdom after Dark

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After years of being under appreciated, Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has finally achieved its full potential! Formerly a half-day destination, this park now has sun-up to moonrise hours. With these new hours, the Animal Kingdom has also been enjoying a new slew of entertainment, dining options, and attraction experiences. Today, we want to discuss the best things a guest ...

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Where to Find the Fabulous 5 Around Walt Disney World Resort

Mickey and Minnie

Shopping This may seem obvious, but truly there is no easier way to find the characters! Most gift shops are dripping in Fab 5 merchandise that you can buy to commemorate your trip. Some standard favorites include mugs, water bottles, t-shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, car accessories, Christmas tree ornaments, and collectible picture frames. Again, most gift shops sell these items, but ...

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Where to Find the Fabulous 5 Around Walt Disney World Resort

Mickey Mouse

Character Meals If you want close and personal encounters with the Fab 5 without waiting in line, then we have a solution for you! Booking character dining is an excellent method for getting photos in tandem with a delicious meal. Many restaurants offer this character meal option where a rotating selection of Disney friends visit each table for snapshots and ...

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