Disney World Tips for Planning the Most Magical Family Vacation
Magic Kingdom. EPCOT. Hollywood Studios. Animal Kingdom. On property hotels. Off property hotels. Cast members. Roller coasters. Genie+ and Lightening Lanes and how to get dining reservations! It’s enough to make your head spin.
A family vacation at the Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida, is on the bucket list for many families with kids. But planning a Disney vacation can be a challenge.
Should you choose the Disney dining plan? How do you make the most of the My Disney Experience app? Should you stay at a Disney resort hotel to take advantage of Disney transportation and Extra Magic Hours and other perks? Which park tickets are best for your family? Should you add on the water parks option?
And then there are the Disney Parks rules. How big can your stroller be? Can you bring in your own snacks and water bottles? How can you use Disney dining reservations to get inside before park hours start?
Is It Your First Time Planning a Disney World Vacation?
Our SheBuysTravels writers are huge Disney fans. We’ve been there. Many times.
We’ll tell you how to cope with wait times during the long lines for popular rides like Frozen Ever After in EPCOT, Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land, Flight of Passage in Animal Kingdom and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We’ve got the dos and don’ts for eating at quick service restaurants and tips on getting the most out of a family visit to Disney Springs.
We have ALL the details you need for getting around Walt Disney World, with our Disney transportation guide that includes the monorail to the Skyliner. And we’ll tell you why using a Disney travel agent is the key to planning the best Disney World Trip ever.
Where to Stay at Walt Disney World
We know that staying on property at a Walt Disney World Resort is worth the cost, thanks to the extra perks that come with the room. And those perks are included whether your Disney trip involves a stay at the toney Grand Floridian or a value-priced Disney hotel.
We know that you can have your snacks delivered right to your room via Amazon Prime. We even know where the Photopass cameras are on the best rides so you can get the best family photo souvenir from WDW and we know where to find the best ice cream on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom!