While I am away this week on the disney cruise, this entire week will be filled with Disney Stories from some amazing bloggers! So make sure to come back and get your disney fix for the week! You can find my cruise itinerary and all the specifics on this post I wrote here.
Today my husband and I will be on a Day at Sea. We should be enjoying all this big ship has to offer with live musicals, disney movies, and just relaxing in the sun by the pools.
And here is the Disney Story for today:
Hi, my name is Brenna and I am taking a break from my blog Perfectly Imperfect Mom today to give you my tips on having an awesome Disney vacation!
|My Mom, siblings and I at Epcot when I was one|
As a little girl I was obsessed with going to Disney World. Living in South Florida I was fortunate enough to go multiple times a year. Through the years I learned the best times to go, what rides were the best to go on first and what rides you had to get fast passes for.
Here are my tips for enjoying your next Disney trip.
1. If at all possible avoid going during high traffic times. These include summer, spring break and winter break. The best times to go are always the week or two before winter break, Thanksgiving break and anytime between the end of winter break and spring break. You will avoid endless lines and miserable heat. If you want to go during a high traffic time go during winter time. They have passes for A Very Mickey Christmas and there is a limited number of tickets they will sell for each night. The lines are short, the weather is nice and they have special “snow” on Main Street.
|My sister, Me and my Husband at Magic Kingdom in December|
2. When you get a fast pass you can only have one at a time unless the times are far enough apart then you may be able to get two. Don’t waste your time getting fast passes for rides that are continuous, have large parties going in at a time or a ride you aren’t that interested in. People don’t always know about the one fast pass rule and end up wasting it on a ride they could care less about going on. Rides I recommend getting a fast pass for at Magic Kingdom are Peter Pan’s Flight, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain, at Epcot; Sourin’ and Fast Track. Animal Kingdom get one for Expedition Everest and then head over to Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition early so you can see the animals, they hide later in the day. For Hollywood Studios head over to Tower of Terror and get a Fast Pass and go straight to Rockin’ Roller Coaster, they are right next to each other. If you have children I highly suggest getting one for The Toy Story Ride because otherwise you will be waiting 2 hours with a cranky kid. This one is the fastest one to go right now because it is the most kid friendly at Hollywood Studios.
|My son, Ace, passed out on the ferry boat to Magic Kingdom|
3. Get to the park early! This was key for us. We would get there right when the park opened and stay till lunch time and we would have quite a lot of rides under our belt. When I was little we would take a break and go to the hotel, eat lunch, swim and head back to the park around 5 to ride more rides and watch the shows they have at night. If you stay at a Disney hotel you can actually enter a park an hour early or stay an hour later on certain days. If you do this make sure to check which park has this and go to that park that day if you don’t have a Park Hopper.
These are just a few of my tips for having a fun, stress free Disney vacation!