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10 Ways to Outwit the Crowds on Your Disney Vacation

Expedition Everest

6. Enjoy the Most Popular Attractions First Unless you are highly motivated to minimize walking and backtracking, please resist the urge to just experience attractions in the order you come to them.  I would also caution you against running to your favorite ride first unless it’s also one that develops a long line quickly.  I love the PeopleMover and Journey ...

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10 Ways to Outwit the Crowds on Your Disney Vacation

Disney Castle at Night

8. Stay late Park crowds diminish later at night, so if you’re visiting a park with late night hours, stay as long as your traveling party can tolerate.  This is one time when keeping kids up late can really pay off!  This is especially true for very late hours; for instance, when the Magic Kingdom stays open until midnight or ...

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10 Ways to Outwit the Crowds on Your Disney Vacation

Standing in Line

10. Whatever You Do, Don’t Spend Mid-Day Hours on Long Lines Do anything other than waiting in stand-by lines for attractions during the middle of the day when the parks are busy.  Use this time to use FastPass+ reservations, to have a fabulous lunch, to do some shopping, or to go swimming at your resort.  Your time is finite, and ...

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10 Ways to Outwit the Crowds on Your Disney Vacation

Main Street USA_Purple balloon

There is nothing that makes us cringe more than to hear about a family who “barely rode anything” because the wait times were so long.  Having travelled to Walt Disney World during some of the busiest times (Easter week and mid-summer), we can honestly assure you that you do not have to spend all day waiting on long lines.  Follow ...

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10 Ways to Outwit the Crowds on Your Disney Vacation

Rope Drop

2.  Arrive Early “Rope drop” is Disney lingo for a park’s opening.  If you arrive at least 30 minutes before park opening (closer to 45 if you’re traveling at the very busiest times) you’ll find yourself ahead of the crowds with the ability to experience the park’s most popular attractions before long lines form. 3.  Have a Daily Plan in ...

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10 Ways to Outwit the Crowds on Your Disney Vacation

4. Know Disney Transportation Part of your plan should also involve knowing how you’ll get to your destination. Familiarize yourself with the Disney transportation system and have an idea of how long it might take you to get to the park in the morning.  Know whether your restort has only bus access, or whether walking or taking a boat or monorail ...

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