Visiting Disney can be a wonderful yet stressful experience that can wear you out if you’re not careful. In order to visit and enjoy Disney with less stress you may want to make sure that you do a little advanced planning.
Disney Travel Planning Tips:
Plan your lodging to be on the Disney property. You will find that there are many benefits to this though it may be a little more expensive in the beginning; it may well turn out to be a great savings in the end. Staying on the property will allow you to use the Disney shuttle free of charge to get you to any of the theme parks. Parking isn’t free to those that are not staying on the property so this is an expense you won’t have to pay. You will also be free of the stress of having to find your way around and dealing with the crowds and the cost of fuel for your vehicle.
Make a list of the must see places that are important to you and your family. As Disney is large and offers so many great things to see, it can become overwhelming quickly. A list will allow you to sketch a map even if it’s mental of the things that you want to see and their locations. Don’t push yourself to be at a certain attraction at a certain time, as that can cause your stress also if you are enjoying the park but are running behind on where you wanted to be at a certain time.
Take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours that are available to resort guests that can offer earlier and later visits to the parks as well. The Extra Magic Hours can allow you to work a nap in for the kids and for yourself as well if you should want to stay at the parks late one night or if you choose to visit early one morning. An hour or so nap can be the difference in a great day or a hectic day at the parks. Reduce your time waiting in line by taking advantage of FastPass. Many of the rides and attractions accept FastPass that will ensure that you are able to see and enjoy more of the park instead of standing in long lines that can be tiring and frustrating for both adults and children.
Enjoy sit down attraction in between the walking and standing so that you are able to rest your feet and hydrate. Have fun and take lots of pictures! Have been to Disney yet? What was your favorite part and do you have any Disney Travel planning tips to share? We’d love to hear them!
Guest post by Lyndsi Decker who is a freelance writer that is currently promoting Orlando’s kingdom strollers. She also blogs about parenting and children and enjoys traveling with her own family.
You may also want to read about my first family trip to Disney World.