Disney World – First Time Visitor Tips

Disney World – First Time Visitor Tips

Planning your first trip to Disney World can often initially feel quite overwhelming and scary! There’s so much to see and do, it’s hard to decide where to start! What follows is a few first time visitor tips to consider. Hopefully, these will help to make your trip go off without a hitch!

Disney World – First Time Visitor Tips
Mickey and Minnie balloons at Disney.

Plan Ahead

When preparing for a trip to Walt Disney World, it’s important to come up with a plan or itinerary for the vacation. Fortunately, Disney offers resources to assist you in getting ready for this dream adventure! It’s easy to view vacation planning videos online that’s packed with tons of information to get everyone excited for the upcoming trip. You can also have someone take care of all this for you. Let an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, like OMC Blogger, Jeremie from Pure Magic Vacations help you plan your magical trip!

Disney World – First Time Visitor Tips
Disney World – First Time Visitor Tips

Book Attractions with Fastpass+

With Disney’s FastPass+ feature, you can reserve a time for most attractions to enjoy them without waiting in line. Using the My Disney Experience app, simply reserve a spot on up to three attractions per day. If you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can reserve rides up to 60 days in advance. This helps ensure that you get to ride most of the rides your family is interested in. Guests not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel (off-site) are only able to select their Fastpass up to 30 days prior to each planned park day. Take extra time to research the possibilities. It’s the best way to decide what will be most enjoyable for your family and to get an idea of what to look for in the park!

Forget the First-aid Kit

Packing for a vacation can be tricky. Obviously, it’s important to bring along anything you might need in case of an emergency, even when packing space is limited.

At Walt Disney World, you don’t have to worry about many of the things you need to supply when vacationing elsewhere. Guest service stations throughout the park are happy to supply you with various first aid or hygienic needs. This includes Aspirin, bandages, tissues, hand sanitizer, and much more. So, leave the first-aid kit at home and simply concentrate on any prescription medications your family members need.

Don’t Expect to Try Everything

Disney World – First Time Visitor Tips
Walt Disney World’s Monorail System.

During a day visit to a typical theme park, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect to ride every ride and see every attraction. However, with everything Walt Disney World has to offer guests, this is no easy feat. Even when you’re visiting for several days, keeping up the pace and trying everything can be exhausting. Just remember that you’re on vacation, so it’s best to relax and get to what you can comfortably. If you’re able to see everything you want to, that’s great. If not, there’s always next time.

These are just a few (of many) first-time visitor tips to keep in mind, before you spend time with Mickey, Minnie, and all their pals! After you get one trip under your belt, the next visit will be even more magical! Before you know it, you’ll be a seasoned guest with enough experience to dole out advice of your own!

What are some of your favourite memories from your first Disney trip? Share below!

Christelle, but please call me Chrisi. Cinnamon hot chocolate connoisseur. Honorary Princess. Registered Nurse and aspiring writer to be.

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  1. My son’s experience wan not to good, he still remembers and that was many years ago and he has not been back. We went to see Mickey not sure where it was (what room) but anyways we walk in and there is Mickey with his head off. My son was so upset.

  2. On my first Disney trip I asked my parents if we could to move to Orlando, so I’d be able to visit as often :). I still remember it as if it were yesterday and believe it or not I still have my souvenirs.

  3. It’s good to go with a plan because it’s overwhelming if you don’t know where you want to go or what you want to do

  4. I really want to take my daughter sometime in 2020..I never even considered being able to book a time for the rides!! Thats pretty amazing..and time saving!! I can actually plan our whole day using that as my tool!! And considering I probably wont get us on every ride, I can avoid average “boring” rides..lol if there is such a thing…but we can do swings anywhere..ya know? id rather take her on fun and exciting rides if we are only gonna do so many..and use our time for things we couldnt do here at home! and i also never would of thought to leave first aid home! thats usually the first thing I pack!! Anyway If I do pull this trip off Im sure you will hear from me at least once beforehand! LOL thanks for the tips 🙂


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