Things You Should Know Before Heading to Disney World Resort

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My Disney Experience

This app can be downloaded onto your phone and allows you to manage and access all areas of your Disney vacation.  Guests can use the maps to navigate the parks, make dining reservations, modify FastPass+ selections, look at menus at different snack stands, even order food at select restaurants at the parks and the resorts.  Guests can also see their photos taken by the photographers, as well as the on-ride photos.  Parents can also review charges made to their account through the MagicBands.  The app can assist and solve many of your issues while on property and even before you arrive — just make sure you have your charger since the app does use up some power!

Minnie Vans
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Minnie Vans

Guests looking for quick direct-to-direct transportation would need to use a Minnie Van.  This transportation option allows guests to go directly to their destination.  The Minnie Van service is run by Disney and affords guests the ability to be taken directly to where they need to go.  On a recent trip, we were delivered directly to our campsite at Fort Wilderness and did not need to use the internal bus system.

Magical Express

Magical Express

Guests arriving in Orlando via plane receive complimentary transportation to and from the airport to their resorts.  This service also takes some of the frustration out of travel since Disney employees take the hassle of corralling your luggage and transporting it to your resort.  Once on board, guests will be able to relax and enjoy some Disney shorts on the TV, as well as receive some helpful information about your Disney vacation!

You may feel like you need a class to learn all of the terms for a Disney vacation, but each of these services offers guests the ability to enjoy their vacation to a better degree and be able to unwind while visiting Walt Disney World!

By Tyler

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