Maybe you’ve never been to Disney before, or perhaps you haven’t had the chance to travel there in years? Fortunately, the Walt Disney World of today has something to offer for everyone! Here are a few tips for visiting the most magical place on Earth and making your travel destinations to Walt Disney World the most memorable ones!
Travel Destinations Walt Disney World
1. Plan your trip reasonably!
First and foremost, know what you’re in for! It’s impossible to see all Walt Disney World has to offer in only one day. Truth be told, there are more than a week’s worth of vacationing to do at Walt Disney World! Fun fact: the property in Orlando is about the size of San Francisco! It includes four major theme parks, two waterparks, and miniature/regular golf courses.
As a person who has been to every park Walt Disney World has to offer, I would suggest dedicating at least one full day to each of the four major parks if you’ve never been before. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios each have at least a full day’s worth of rides, shows, dining, and shopping. You will also need a full day dedicated to each water park if you choose to include them in your vacation. Let’s not forget a day at Disney Springs for all your shopping needs. All in all, you’re at least looking at a full week in the Orlando Florida area!
2. Disney Tickets
A seven day Disney ticket may seem like a lot, but with the way the Walt Disney Travel Company has structured their pricing, the longer your ticket, the less you end up paying per day! I would go for the longer tickets if at all possible, but you do have several choices to choose from!
The Disney Park Per Day Ticket includes entrance to one of the four major theme parks (Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom) per day. Onto the base ticket you can add the option to “park-hop”; which allows you to go to more than one park per day. This is surely worth the money if you plan on seeing different attractions throughout the day, or for your dinning selections! You can also add the “Park Hopper Plus” option, which on a seven day ticket allows you a maximum of seven visits per day to all 4 Disney parks and including two water parks (Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon), ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney’s golf and Miniature golf courses. This can be a great escape for a few hours away from the theme parks!
3. Disney Resorts
When it comes to choosing a resort, you will have the option to stay on or off of property. My suggestion is to take advantage of everything that Disney has to offer and stay on a Disney property! You can use the Extra Magic Hours that are for guests staying on property to your advantage! Extra Magic Hours allow you to use the parks with just a limited number of people sharing the park with you!
When you choose to stay at a Disney resort, you’re able to book FastPass+ reservations 60 days prior to arrival for the entire duration of your stay (up to 14 days). Those staying outside of Disney can only reserve their FastPass 30 days prior to each park day.
Also, you have the benefit of using Disney’s Magical Express transportation from the airport, and Disney’s Transportation system within the property.
Additionally, by staying on property, you can take advantage of the Disney Dining packages, which not only allow you to pre-pay for your meals, but can help you save on those meals depending on the package that you choose; however, I would suggest making reservations for your dining at least 180 days in advance as places can fill up quite quickly.
4. What’s next at your travel destinations Walt Disney World?
It’s entirely up to you how you’ll decide to spend your days at Walt Disney World, but there are definitely some not to miss attractions in each park! In Animal Kingdom, if you’re into thrill rides, I would suggest going on Expedition Everest as well as Kali River Rapids. At Hollywood Studios, you can hit Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Rollercoaster. In Magic Kingdom, you can do the triple threat of Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Space Mountain. Then at Epcot, you can do Test Track, Mission Space, and Soarin’. Be on the lookout for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening August 29th at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios as well!
Hollywood Studios, you can hit Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Rollercoaster. In Magic Kingdom, you can do the triple threat of Splash Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Space Mountain. Then at Epcot, you can do Test Track, Mission Space, and Soarin’. Be on the lookout for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening August 29th at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios as well!
No matter what you do inside the parks you will have a magical vacation knowing that everywhere you turn, from your dining to your room even your transportation will have Disney Quality. Making your travel destinations to Walt Disney World is one your family will always love!