My family and I have enjoyed Disney vacations for the past decade or so. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to visit the most magical place on earth a few times within the year. With that said, there are lots of things you should know when visiting the parks. Don’t worry, I’m only going to share a few basic “do’s and don’ts” when visiting Walt Disney World Resort.
DO plan ahead of your big vacay or you might become overwhelmed.
DON’T try to park hop on your first trip.
DO make Fastpass+ Selections ahead of time.
DON’T expect everything to go as planned; nothings perfect, but Disney is darn close to it.
DO bring a small backpack to the parks with Disney approved items.
DON’T bring a selfie stick, as it’s NO longer allowed.
DO limit your expectations.
DON’T expect to see or get all the characters autographs, unrealistic goal.
DO take periodic breaks during each day.
DON’T forget to stay hydrated.
DO remember there is no alcohol served at Magic Kingdom, anywhere…I promise, I would know, woot! (Updated~Select Table Service Restaurant’s)
DON’T try to sneak alcohol into the parks; all bags are searched before entering each park.
DO remember your manners.
DON’T obstruct someone’s view during a show or parade.
DO try a Mickey Bar or Dole Whip.
DON’T leave your children alone; weirdos are everywhere, especially a place that brings lots of children regularly.
DO take pictures for complete strangers and in return they should take photos of you.
DON’T forget to charge your cellphone.
DO tip: Valet, Bellman and Mousekeepers, yes I said Mousekeepers.
DON’T forget to make advance dining reservations (ADR for short.)
DO make a plan in advance, if anyone were to get lost. Have a meeting spot and physically go there with your child, so they know how to get to it.
DON’T cut in line for any reason at all, EVER.
DO access Disney’s transportation.
DON’T carry any type of weapon into the parks, duh……..
DO enjoy at least one character meal. I recommend “Chef Mickey’s” at the Contemporary Resort.
DON’T visit during holidays or peak season. Peak season at Walt Disney World Resort is listed on websites, such as: Allears.net, Mousesavers.com and Disboards.com.
DO make sure you get plenty of Photopass pictures.
DON’T take a child under age four, unless you plan on going more than once.
DO use the Rider Switch Service.
DON’T forget to ride the Monorail.
DO resort hop, a great way to explore other Disney hotels for your next stay.
DO enjoy yourself.
DON’T forget it all started with a mouse, MICKEY MOUSE!
Just some basic “do’s and don’ts” that might come in handy at any Disney Theme Park. I hope this list helps in some way and you have a magical vacation. See ya real soon.