Visiting the Disney Parks takes a lot of planning. And if you haven’t been before, or in a long time, it can be overwhelming. Blogorail Blue is here to help with some common Disney mistakes and how you can avoid them.
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“You’re a Disney rookie and planning your first Magical Vacation? Here are my 7 top Disney vacation blunders and how to avoid them!” – Julie
Planning a trip with little ones?
Baby Care Centers are located in all four Disney theme parks and feature private rooms with rocking chairs for nursing mothers, diaper-changing rooms, and feeding rooms with highchairs, bibs and plastic spoons. There are even diapers, formula and teethers for sale.
“Winging it may have been an option a decade ago, but now with Fastpasses being handed out two months in advance and the most popular (and memorable) restaurants booking solid six months in advance, winging it is now one of the biggest Disney mistakes you can make. I’ll share how you can avoid this mistake.” – Rosanne
Using My Disney Experience, Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests may make FastPass+ selections up to 60 days in advance of their visit, for each day they have a park ticket. Disney Passholders and Day guests (those not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel) are able to make FastPass+ selections 30 days in advance of their trip once tickets are purchased.
“We spent Spring Break at Walt Disney World this past year. Crowd calendars predicted 9’s all week long. I expected we would have difficulty seeing everything we wanted but I was pleasantly surprised. Find out how we did it.” – Patricia
Extra Magic Hours
With Extra Magic Hours, Walt Disney World resort guests are offered exclusive time in a Walt Disney World theme park one hour prior to scheduled park opening or for up to two hours after park closing. The park varies from day to day. In addition, Disney water parks sometimes open one hour early for guests of select Disney resort hotels. To take advantage of the additional time in the parks, resort guests must have a valid park ticket for the park(s) offering Extra Magic Hours.
“If you are heading to the Disney Parks, don’t get held up at security. Here are 10 items that banned at Disney. Plus items you heard were banned, but really aren’t.” – Becca
Professional photographers with Disney’s PhotoPass service take keepsake shots of family vacations – with everyone in the picture – that can be viewed online and from which guests can order prints, customized photo albums, T-shirts, mugs and more! The photographers are stationed at prime photo spots throughout the theme parks. The guest’s MagicBand or Disney’s PhotoPass ID card (issued free) is used by the photo team to keep track of images. Additional information is available online by visiting www.disneyphotopass.com.