Disney World is the ultimate vacation experience. Because of this, people go in expecting to make a ton of amazing memories. We’d say this is a perfectly reasonable expectation—and really, no matter what you do, you’re likely to come home with a few key moments playing over and over again in your head and bringing you happiness for years to come.
Unfortunately, a vacation to Disney World can also be super stressful. Too much of that stress can mean fewer magical moments to remember. Obviously, that’s not what you want for your vacation, so you’ll probably want to find ways to ditch the stress, and instead seek out the most magical experiences available to ensure you make lots of great memories. Below are our top 9 tips for doing just that.
Slow Down and Relax
First and foremost, it’s important to remember to take it easy. You’re on vacation and it should be relaxing, but trying to squeeze everything into that vacation is anything but. Instead, rushing from one place to another causes grumpy moods and can make you miss out on the fun little things that happen spontaneously throughout the parks.
Pay Attention to Details
Speaking of fun little things, make sure that while you’re slowing down, you also make a point of paying attention to the amazing details throughout each and every Disney Park. They’re around every corner and really add to the experience by making it an incredibly immersive one.
One way to train yourself to look for details is to make a game out of finding Hidden Mickeys. This forces you to really look at things. Besides, it’s a fun way to add to the magic of your vacation, especially if the whole family is in on it.
The best memories we’ve ever made in the parks have been when crowd levels are low. The early morning is almost always free of large crowds. Not only that, there’s just something spectacular about walking down Main Street, U.S.A. when the day is new that fills you up with joy, making morning the ideal time to visit and create those amazing moments you’ll remember forever.
The other best time of day when it comes to crowd levels is the very late evening. This is when lots of families with young kids start to clear out, meaning shorter lines, fewer people to navigate around, and a much more easygoing feeling. Therefore, we highly recommend staying until the park closes if at all possible.
As an added bonus, those who stay at Magic Kingdom until closing time will get to hear the “kiss goodnight” recording, which is pretty magical in and of itself.