Summertime is coming and it's so exciting when you have your first Walt Disney World vacation on the horizon. But like I've talked about before, it takes a lot of planning to pull off the perfect trip!! Especially at Disney World! But since I'm such a planner, planning vacations, especially Disney vacations, is something that I love. Since we've been a few times, I know that there are so many things you have to consider before you go on a Walt Disney World vacation to make sure you have a great trip! To get you started, let's start with this short list of my top must know Disney planning tips.
5 Must Know Disney Planning Tips for the Ultimate Vacation
Know What Kind of Weather to Expect
The weather in Orlando can be tricky! Especially during the summer when it is hot and humid and thunderstorms happen every day. Planning ahead for the weather forecast will help you properly pack and plan your vacation schedule. Things like ponchos, umbrellas and how to use those rainy times to take a break in your hotel or at a restaurant. Make sure you keep tabs on the weather throughout your vacation so that you can make adjustments to your plans ahead of time.
Know the Schedules of All of the Parks
The best way to get more out of your time in Walt Disney World is to be aware of important times regarding the parks. Make sure you find out when parks are opening and closing, as well as which ones have extended times like Magic Hours and Disney after Dark. Also, make sure you check in the app to know when the parades and street shows are taking place so you can know where to be, or which areas to avoid.
Know Your Budget BEFORE you go
Knowing what your budget is BEFORE you go helps you to plan your Disney Vacation without going overboard! Although Walt Disney World can be expensive, you would be surprised how much money you can save just by being aware of your spending, planning ahead or sticking to a budget plan. Decide on if you are going to get a meal plan or if you will eat mainly outside the park only doing one or two character meals. When we go, we have water and groceries delivered to our room to cut down on money spent in the parks. And don't forget about souvenirs! One of my favorite things to do is to search for Disney paraphernalia BEFORE you get to Disney World!
Know Your Transportation
Walt Disney World offers complimentary Transportation all around property. Different resorts have different levels of access to transportation. For example, although the monorail is free to everybody, it only stops at three resorts. Make sure you know where drop off points are and plan for wait times to get to and from the parks depending on how far away your resort is. If you stay off property, plan for travel time to and from the parks and even travel from the parks to the parking lot! Your transportation plan will play a key role in your Disney World experience.
Know You and Your Families Limits
Go at your own pace, and don't try to take on too much while you are at Walt Disney World. Remember when we tried to do Disney World in one day? That didn't go so well because I forgot about my family's limits! There is a lot of walking and a lot of distance between most of the parks. A day of leisure or regular breaks at least is so necessary to help you enjoy your time at Disney World! Be careful not to overload your days when you plan.
So there are 5 Must Know Disney Planning Tips! Hopefully, this helped you have an idea of where to start with your Disney World Vacation planning. What are some of your tips planning the ultimate vacation at Disney?