Our Top 20 Disney World Tips For Rookies

9. Utilize the Daily Entertainment Schedule

Every day at each park, there is a not-so-secret schedule of when fun and exciting street shows will take place. If you’re ever been to the Magic Kingdom,  you may find yourself lucky enough to stumble across a show from the Dapper Dans on Main Street USA. What you may not know is that the Dapper Dans, among countless other street performances, meet and greets,  parades and shows have a set time slot. Utilize the My Disney Experience app to find out when these performances will be taking place. Trust me, it’s a great little break from the hustle and bustle of a day spent in the parks. It even adds a little bit of magic to your day, as well.

10. Purchase a Park Hopper Ticket

While it’s true that a park hopper will cost you a bit more money than an average ticket, the end result is worth it. Unlike regular admission, the park hopper allows you to start your day off at Magic Kingdom and end the night at Hollywood Studios. The capability to visit the different theme parks in the same day ensures you never miss a beat in what the Disney parks have to offer. I recommend this option especially if you’re visiting on a tighter schedule.

11. Pack Snacks For Your Vacation

Buying snacks in Walt Disney World can add up, especially when you’re paying $4.95 for a Mickey-shaped ice cream bar! Before your trip, stop in at your local dollar store and buy some food that won’t melt in the Florida heat and will be able to be packed in your luggage both on the plane and in the park. Whenever I go, I usually pack a few peanut butter crackers to help me when my energy starts to dwindle. Even by supplementing your own snack twice a day, helps save a ton of money especially if you’re going down as a family of four. Economize where you can on your Disney vacation!

12.  Ride Attractions During the Fireworks

You have to watch the fireworks at least once on your magical vacation, but after you do, use that time to access some of the biggest rides in the park. When you go on Splash Mountain, for example, during the Happily Ever After fireworks display, you can still get a bird’s eye view of the show when the ride ventures outside. It’s kind of the best of both worlds and chances are, your wait time is going to be practically non-existent. Last August, we had a 10 minute wait for Splash Mountain because everyone else was watching the fireworks.

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