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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

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1. Prioritize Parks Obviously, a shorter trip to Walt Disney World means you have less time to cover ground.  For this reason, you should consider to sticking to one or two parks for your vacation.  Park hopping is a great option for longer vacations but result in a lot of lost travel time between parks when you are enjoying a ...

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10 Tips for a Weekend Trip to Walt Disney World

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Growing up in Georgia, my family made many weekend trips to Walt Disney World.  Escaping reality to recharge for a few days at the happiest place on earth is a great idea.  However, doing Disney for a weekend mini-vacation does vary a bit from how you generally do a longer Disney vacation.  In this article, we are counting down ten ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

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10. Running on Your Regular Schedule Disney guests that try to run on their same schedule from home will likely be disappointed with what they see and do at Walt Disney World.  Disney works best when you are willing to throw the schedule to the wind and book dining, fast passes and other activities, as they are available. Sure, you ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

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9. Traveling During Peak Times If you do not take advantage of lower traffic times at the resort, you are doing Disney wrong.  Obviously, you have to travel when school and work schedules permit.  However, researching crowd trends to understand when most people visit Walt Disney World, and avoiding those times can pay off big time.  This could be as ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

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8. Skimping on Disney Springs The renovation of Disney Springs has made this tip timelier than ever before.  If you do not allocate ample time to enjoy Disney Springs you are doing Disney wrong.  Many guests are surprised at how much there is to see, do and eat at Disney Springs.  Consider spending a day outside the parks just enjoying ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

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7. Assuming You Cannot Afford to Stay on Property The exact opposite of the previous tip, some guests write off the thought off staying on the Disney property without even investigating pricing options. If you stay off the property without checking resort process, you are doing Disney wrong.

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

Grand Floridian

6. Only Considering Deluxe Resorts When you say Walt Disney World Resort people often think of The Grand Floridian lobby or the monorail crossing though the lobby of the Contemporary.  No doubt, deluxe resorts are incredible.  Still, there are great resorts that cost a bit less and are grouped in the moderate or value resort category.  Take the time to ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

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5. Underestimating the Budget Walt Disney World can be an affordable vacation destination.  Still, a mistake that guests often make, is underestimating their Disney spending budget for souvenirs and dining on the property.  Be proactive and research pricing, make a budget for each day and stick to it.  The vacation will be more fun for everyone if you can avoid ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

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4. Neglecting to Read Dining Policies Make sure you understand the cancellation policies for any dining reservations you make on the property.  The same goes for hotels, ticketed events, and activities on the property.  Disney policies tend to be really straightforward and easy to understand.  Still, plan and read the policies to ensure you are not hit with an unexpected ...

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10 Ways You Might Be Doing Disney Wrong

FastPass

3. Not Utilizing Fast Passes fully You may be doing Disney wrong if fast passes are not a priority for your group.  Reserving fast passes early and having a plan for which fast passes you hope to reserve after you use all previously reserved passes is important.

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