Disney World must be the happiest place on earth for kids and even some adults. But planning a trip to this magical theme park can be super stressful and browsing the internet for tips might just push you over the edge of insanity. So here’s a hack you need to do which will help your trip (and planning it) go as smoothly as humanly possible.
First of all, let’s start by booking your lodging well in advance. That way you dont have to deal with the stress of ridiculously high hotel prices or even fully booked ones. That being said, it’s highly adviced to start researching your lodging options as soon as you’ve decited to take your kid(s) on this magical trip. There are lots of options in the near vacinity of Disney World, ranging from hotels to vacation rentals. Keep in mind that when you want to book a hotel room, it can’t be more than a year in advance. That’s because Disney won’t release next year’s rates until August of the current year.
If you really can’t wait and want to make some kind of reservation, you can call your desired hotel and ask them for a room “room-only reservation at this years’ rate.. You won’t be able to add the dates of your planned trip nor can you add dining options and you won’t be offered discounted park tickets. But you will be guaranteed to have a place to stay during your trip. Once the new year’s prices are released, your reservation will be automatically adjusted. Then you will be able to book other extras, like customizing your complimentary Magic Bands.
Making dinner reservations
Now, let’s move on to planning your meals, dining in particular. It’s good to know that you can make dinner reservations at all the Disney table-service restaurants up to 180 days in advance. If you want to give your kid(s) the complete Disney experience by taking them to popular restaurants (like the Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella’s Royal Table or one of the many character dining experiences) it’s absolutely recommended to book them as soon as possible. Restaurants in the Disney area will quickly be booked to full capacity.
If you already know which rides and attractions you want to get into and you don’t want to wait in the infamous horribly long lines, then here’s what you need to do. You can book a FastPass+ for every person you are traveling with. A FastPass+ gives you three credits per day with which you can skip the tiring lines of some of the most popular attractions, rides and character meetings. The FastPass+ is valid in all the Disney World parks and can be booked 30 days in advance (or 60 days if you’re staying in one of the resort hotels).
One thing you need to be aware of is that some parks have restictions when it comes to using the FastPass+. They can make you choose between some of the popular attractions.
So there you have it, now you have all the knowlegde to make your trip to Disney World go as smoothly as possible. Good luck planning your next trip and enjoy the special moments with your little one(s)!
Will you follow these tips next time you are visiting Disney World?
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