Insider Info To Get The Most From Your Disney Trip

February 21, 2019
Disney Travel Hacks

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12 Walt Disney Vacation Hacks, From a Former Cast Member

Make An Itinerary for Your Trip Months in Advance - Which rides are appropriate for your kids?... What restaurants serve food your family likes?... What shows and events are 
Know all of this in advance. 

Avoid Visiting During Peak Season - If you can, visit during the off season (end of Jan - beginning of Feb, end of Sept, or between Halloween and the week before Thanksgiving.) Lines are shorter and parks and hotels are less crowded.

Embrace Rainy Days - Throw a poncho on yourself and your kids and head for the outdoor attractions that other people avoid during the downpour.

Skip a Sit-Down Breakfast and Get to the Rides - Use the 1st hour the park opens to go on rides you couldn’t get a FastPass+ for or that fill up fast. Eat breakfast after, or pack something to eat in line.

Hack FastPass+ To Benefit Your Family - Schedule passes as close together as you can. Once you use all three you can select more to use that day in any park.

Make Dinner Reservations at the Last Minute - If you couldn't get a reservation in advance, early in the day you want to eat there ask a host about getting a table that day. It doesn’t always work, but people often cancel reservations last minute or just don’t show up.

Know Your Stroller - Know how to close up your stroller fast. Handing your stroller parking attendant an already closed stroller gets you and your family on the ride faster.

Check Out Available Guest Services Before Your Trip - There are Guest Service stations that most people don’t even know exist, like baby care centers First Aid stations, in every park.

Take Full Advantage of the MyDisneyExperience App – It’s your personal vacation assistant: make dinner reservations, keep track of FastPasses, view park maps and updated times, and much more.

Always Doubt the Wait Times - Wait times in the MyDisneyExperience app aren’t always correct.  It’s sometimes worth checking out the ride line for yourself, just to be sure.

Use Long Queue Lines to Your Advantage - Use a 2 hour line to let the kids nap in the stroller, or send an adult to a food stand for a quick stand-up lunch. After the ride, you can go right on to the next without having to make a rest stop.

When In Doubt, Ask a Cast Member - No question is a dumb question, they’ve heard it all.

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