2018-2019 Disney World Planning Information

Our Walt Disney World journey planning information consists of all the information you want for a trip, whether or not you’re a first-timer or common. We cowl how to save cash and time, keep away from crowds, select the place to eat, which rides to do, and totally plan your Disney itinerary to your Florida trip. The knowledge right here is up to date often, so you may make sure that not one of the ideas are outdated. (Final up to date November 21, 2018.)

Many first-timers don’t understand Walt Disney World is so sophisticated till they arrive. The commercials make it appear to be a carefree world the place everybody skips holding fingers with Mickey Mouse and strolling onto rides. That’s not the truth. You want to plan. There’s a ton to know earlier than you go to Walt Disney World. As sophisticated as planning might sound, the payoff is value it. After a whole lot of journeys relationship again to the 1980s, we’ve realized rather a lot, and attempt to distill it into one thing straightforward to soak up to make your planning simpler.

Consider this publish as WDW101, with every part organized into an important features of Walt Disney World trip planning. This web page gives background data on every facet of your journey, and hyperlinks to different useful weblog posts with extra detailed data. Every linked-to publish opens in a brand new tab, so click on away as you learn to study extra. We additionally suggest signing up for our free electronic mail publication so you may keep up to date with all the newest adjustments, information, and extra data on the parks!

Along with our complete planning data on this information, we’ll additionally briefly cowl the entire newest updates round Walt Disney World, in case you’ve been earlier than however are questioning what’s new and on the horizon. We’re Walt Disney World Annual Passholders who go to month-to-month, and are at the moment in Florida for the vacation season. (You’ll be able to learn our 2018 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion Photograph Report and browse our different Christmas posts to see what we’ve carried out so far.)

Christmas is our favourite time of 12 months at Walt Disney World, and the vacation season is now in full swing throughout the parks and resorts. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios have been doing their Christmas factor for a few weeks now, and Epcot & Animal Kingdom additionally acquired in on the enjoyable over the weekend. Presently, many of the resort resorts even have their timber and Christmas shows up, and the few that don’t shall be prepared by this weekend. By November 27, 2018 (on the newest) the whole lot of Walt Disney World shall be within the festive spirit!

Should you’re planning a November or December 2018 journey to Walt Disney World, this information has you coated with the common trip planning data you’ll need, however we’d extremely suggest additionally consulting our Final Information to Christmas at Walt Disney World for vacation specifics. (Hyperlink opens in a brand new tab.)

An important determination you’ll need to make relating to vacation planning for Walt Disney World is whether or not to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion. We element the professionals and cons in that publish; it’s one thing we do ever 12 months, however the price retains growing and whether or not it’s “value it” is certainly a detailed name.

Should you don’t wish to spend something on a Christmas “additional” to your WDW journey, make sure to take a look at our FREE Self-Guided Yuletide Tour at Walt Disney World. This presents a step-by-step itinerary for visiting Walt Disney World resort resorts throughout the holidays. We do it yearly, and whereas it could not sound like a must-do, we’d encourage you to take a look at the pictures and data in that publish. It’s an absolute blast!

Anyway, that simply scratches the floor of what you’ll wish to see, do, eat, and purchase throughout the Christmas season at Walt Disney World. We’ve a ton extra Christmas posts (plus the information above) that cowl every part you could possibly probably want or wish to know. Suffice to say, it’s our favourite time of the 12 months at Walt Disney World!

Shifting alongside to the final journey planning–whereas we’re Disney followers, with this information, we share our goal and unbiased ideas. This covers the nice and the unhealthy, professionals & cons of every part you’ll have to know to your Walt Disney World journey. We don’t sugarcoat every part or really feel the necessity to put a constructive spin on issues.

Lots about Disney is nice, however that’s lots that’s overpriced and not-so-great. If blunt, sincere recommendation will not be for you, there are many different planning websites that provide solely constructive or solely damaging spins on Disney.

We promise taking the time to find out about Walt Disney World shall be value it, so let’s get began…

1. When to Go to

There are two parts to this query: what 12 months and what season. The primary query boils down as to if you’re a giant Star Wars fan. In that case, wait till late 2019 on the earliest. If not, go to earlier than then, particularly should you dislike crowds. It is because Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios opens in Late 2019, and it’s going to trigger an enormous spike in crowds.

Any time between now and Fall 2019 is an effective timeframe to go to if you wish to benefit from the “calm earlier than the storm.” Should you go to now, you’ll get pleasure from Pandora – World of Avatar (learn our Final Information to Pandora – World of Avatar for more information) and Toy Story Land (take a look at our Toy Story Land FastPass+ & Technique publish for extra), each of which have opened within the final two years.

Quite a lot of different sights and leisure choices have opened within the final a number of years, with many extra to return. Learn our What’s New at Walt Disney World, and What’s Subsequent in 2019 publish for extra perception as what’s new-ish, and what you may anticipate to see within the parks within the subsequent 12 months (and past).

Star Wars followers you need to in all probability wait till Christmas 2019 to go to. Whereas an official opening date has but to be set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World, the imprecise official timeframe is “Late 2019.” Even then, it’s attainable the land shall be delayed into 2020 or will open in phases.

If Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is your prime precedence and you need to see it, we might suggest ready to e book your journey till an official opening date is about, which is able to in all probability be introduced in mid-2019. Should you do e book now, intention for Memorial Day 2020 simply to play it secure.

There are different issues to when you need to plan a visit between now and 2021, embody worth will increase, lodge availability, and extra. We cowl all of those in our Ought to You Go to Walt Disney World in 2019…Or Wait Till 2020 or 2021? publish.

Should you’re planning way-way into the long run, absolutely the “finest” time to go to shall be in 2021 for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary. For most individuals, 2021 is just too lengthy to attend, however should you do, you’ll be rewarded with the brand new TRON Lightcycle Energy Run coaster at Magic Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy hybrid coaster at Epcot, Ratatouille household darkish journey at Epcot, and extra.

Observe that whereas Walt Disney World prepares for its 50th Anniversary, there’s an unprecedented quantity of development proper now. You may get an thought of what the parks and resorts at the moment appear to be when it comes to development in our month-to-month Walt Disney World development updates.

Suffice to say, should you’re planning a visit between now and 2020, you need to plan on encountering a point of development. You’ll be able to positively decrease how a lot this impacts your journey, notably by staying at resort resorts that shouldn’t have tasks. Right here’s our checklist of 2018-2019 Development & Refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resorts.

Don’t fret an excessive amount of concerning the development–even with an unprecedented quantity, there’s nonetheless a ton to do at Walt Disney World.

Should you’ve decided what 12 months you need to go to Walt Disney World, the following, associated query is what time of 12 months. The very first thing to contemplate is reductions. We’ve a publish Score the Walt Disney World Reductions, so you may decide which actually could be the most effective choices for you. Should you’re not capable of reap the benefits of a kind of reductions, now we have a publish that options the 10 Greatest Tricks to Save Cash at Walt Disney World. It covers concepts like shopping for low cost Disney present playing cards to save cash!

The Free Disney Eating Plan promotion is now not accessible for 2018, however it’s more likely to return for Summer time by means of December 2019 journey dates (bookable subsequent spring). That is the most well-liked promotion of the 12 months, and one good cause to make a journey later within the 12 months. Different reductions are sometimes provided all year long, throughout much less busy journey dates.

Past saving cash, crowds must be an enormous consideration. Walt Disney World might be crowded, and the time of 12 months you go to can have a dramatic impression on crowds and attraction wait occasions. You probably have youngsters in class, you’re visiting throughout faculty breaks, that are a few of the busiest occasions as a result of overwhelming majority of Walt Disney World friends being in the identical circumstances. (Should you’re touring with youngsters, you’ll wish to learn our Walt Disney World Journey Planning with Youngsters information along with this publish.)

Usually, the week (or so) lengthy breaks are completely the worst when it comes to crowds. Should you’re planning a Summer time 2019, the primary bit of fine information is that summer time is now not busy season at Walt Disney World…at the very least, not completely. The second bit of fine information is that subsequent summer time will probably be a slower interval as individuals postpone their annual visits, ready for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open in Late 2019.

We found this 12 months that January and February are usually not the “ghost cities” they was once at Walt Disney World. We usually go to at this identical time yearly, and one huge factor we observed was a pronounced spike in crowd ranges. In our “Is There an Off-Season at Walt Disney World Anymore?” publish, we cowl the large crowd will increase we’ve noticed throughout our previous few journeys, and why they could be occurring. (That’s a superb and vital learn should you’re considering of reserving your journey primarily based upon data from crowd calendars.)

We’ve extra thorough ideas concerning when to go to on our When to Go to Walt Disney World web page, which takes under consideration faculty schedules, crowds, climate, park hours, and particular occasions. We even have a brand new Greatest and Worst Months to Go to Walt Disney World that ranks each month of the 12 months, and recommends the three best possible weeks of the 12 months to go to.

Earlier than solidifying your journey dates, you’ll additionally wish to take a look at our Walt Disney World Refurbishment Calendar to verify any must-do sights gained’t be closed for renovations throughout your go to.


Walt Disney World is nice any day of the 12 months, however we completely suggest going throughout seasonal festivities. We’ve guides for every huge seasonal providing that you could learn:

The 2 “finest” occasions of 12 months for seasonal occasions at Walt Disney World are fall and Christmas. In September and October, you’ve Meals & Wine Competition at Epcot and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Occasion within the Magic Kingdom, plus Halloween decorations. You’ll be able to learn our 2018 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Occasion Photograph Report for ideas on that.

Talking of which, ‘Competition Season’ has resumed at Epcot with its fashionable fall occasion. Learn our Information to the Epcot Worldwide Meals & Wine Competition to organize for this colossal celebration. (You too can discover a ton of our new International Market critiques on the primary couple pages of the weblog.)

There are solely a few weeks remaining throughout Meals & Wine, with the Epcot Worldwide Competition of the Holidays kicking off as a alternative occasion in mid-November. We’re huge followers of this, and actually benefit from the comforting savory snacks and decadent desserts provided throughout the holidays at Epcot.

We additionally love the late-winter and spring occasions at Epcot: the Epcot Worldwide Flower & Backyard Competition and Epcot Worldwide Competition of the Arts. Each of those occasions will return in 2019.

Throughout November and December, you’ve Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Occasion. Our favourite time to go to is early December, as we love Christmas at Walt Disney World. A lot in order that we wrote a complete publish concerning the vacation season: learn our Final Information to Christmas at Walt Disney World should you want convincing that that is the most effective time to go to!

There may be a lot occurring throughout the vacation season, and the parks are so lovely that it simply can’t be beat. Plus, climate is nicer and should you go on the proper time, crowds are comparatively gentle. Since there are seasonal occasions just about each time of 12 months besides the very starting of the calendar 12 months and the center of summer time, just about irrespective of once you go to you’re going to be at Walt Disney World throughout a seasonal occasion, so it’s a good suggestion to seek the advice of these guides earlier than choosing your trip dates to see which occasion is most interesting to you.

2. How Lengthy to Keep

How lengthy you need to keep at Walt Disney World relies upon largely upon the kind of journey it’s. Should you’re not a lot of a Disney fan however are taking your youngsters on a “as soon as in a lifetime” ceremony of passage journey, how lengthy you need to keep is dramatically totally different from how lengthy a Disney fan. For the primary time customer, we suggest a Walt Disney World trip of at the very least 6 or 7 days. The precise size will nonetheless differ a bit relying upon how a lot trip time you’ve and should you plan on visiting non-Disney theme parks or locations.

Observe that Walt Disney World shifted to a date-based ticketing system on October 16, 2018. Which means that pricing will differ primarily based upon the recognition of your journey’s begin date, in a considerably comparable technique to how resorts and airways cost extra for peak seasons.

Along with visiting Disney’s theme parks, you’ll additionally in all probability wish to construct a day into your itinerary for rest, and that is good to plug into the center of your journey so that you don’t get worn out by the theme parks. The opposite consideration for planning journeys to Walt Disney World could be how a lot time to spend doing different issues.

You would possibly wish to do Orlando-area theme parks like Common Studios Florida (together with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter), SeaWorld, Busch Gardens could be locations you wish to go to. Or possibly you wish to go to the seashore, or go to native outlet malls…or go manatee watching…I’ve no clue what individuals get pleasure from doing outdoors of Disney. 😉

Of all this stuff, the one place we predict you need to give severe consideration is Common Orlando Resort. Contemplate spending a day at Common Studios Florida or Islands of Journey, and use our Common Orlando Resort Journey Planning Information for technique.

We even have a publish titled Walt Disney World v. Common Orlando that covers plenty of the professionals and cons of visiting Common. I’m not a Harry Potter fan, however I used to be completely blown away by the Diagon Alley space in Common Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Islands of Journey.

There’s additionally different stuff at Walt Disney World apart from the theme parks to contemplate when planning what number of days you spend there. This “different stuff” at Walt Disney World consists of Disney Springs, golf, eating places, water parks, and extra. We suggest at the very least 1-2 partial or full days of this leisure outdoors the parks.

three. Park Tickets

Should you e book a bundle, you might not have a ton of say over which park tickets you buy. Nevertheless, we suggest shopping for your tickets individually from a certified third celebration ticket vendor to save cash should you can. Learn our Ideas for Shopping for Low cost Walt Disney World Tickets publish for every part you’ll want to learn about choosing the proper tickets and saving cash on them.

If all you wish to know is the place to soundly purchase the most affordable, reliable Walt Disney World multi-day tickets from a certified reseller click on right here to purchase by way of ParkSavers, our beneficial & Disney-authorized ticket vendor. Should you’re visiting earlier than December 31, 2019, you can purchase your park tickets as quickly as attainable to lock-in decrease pricing.

Disney’s mantra is “the longer you play, the much less you pay per day.” As corny because it sounds, it’s true. Single-day Walt Disney World tickets are fairly expensive, however multi-day tickets are less expensive per day. The price of extra days on a ticket considerably decreases with every day you add after three days. In different phrases, longer journeys are usually not proportionately costlier than shorter ones. (Too unhealthy the identical doesn’t apply to lodge rooms!)

That is simply one of many many ideas we cowl in our publish about saving cash on Walt Disney World park tickets. Shopping for upfront of your journey means that you can e book FastPass+ picks as much as 60 days earlier than your journey (should you’re staying on-site). No matter you do, don’t wait to purchase your tickets on the entrance gates of the parks (or on eBay…they gained’t work!), as a result of then you may’t e book your FastPass+ sights upfront. You’ll perceive why it is a big deal within the sections under…

Four. The place to Keep


One of many best possible posts on this weblog (we predict) is our Walt Disney World Lodge Opinions web page. We’ve stayed at each single on-property Walt Disney World lodge, and that web page presents hyperlinks to every of our lodge critiques. These critiques function room pictures that we took and are actually useful in deciding which lodge will enchantment most to your loved ones. We up to date virtually each single one among our lodge critiques with new pictures final 12 months, so what you see in these is how the room truly appears now, not the way it seemed a decade in the past.

When pricing out Walt Disney World resorts, you’re sure to have some sticker shock. Costs have gone up significantly in the previous few years, and reductions are usually not almost as considerable as they as soon as had been. In case your finances is tight however you continue to need on-site luxurious, contemplate getting a quote from Disney Trip Membership level rental firm (click on right here to e book with the most affordable level DVC rental firm).

For more information about renting factors, you would possibly wish to learn our Information to Renting Disney Trip Membership Factors article. It is a smart way to save cash on nicer lodging than you in any other case would possibly be capable to afford.

Should you’re completely not sure of the place you wish to keep, the primary query you need to reply is whether or not to remain on-site or off-site? Typically, you get extra bang to your buck when staying in an off-site lodge, as there are plenty of non-Disney resorts competing with each other, and so they can’t cost the premium Disney prices for its identify recognition or location. Conversely, non-Disney resorts are sometimes farther away from the parks, and don’t present the identical immersive trip expertise that many individuals describe as being within the “Disney bubble.”

Principally, the choice to remain off-site will probably come all the way down to saving cash. Comparable (or higher) rooms off-site might be considerably cheaper than on-site Walt Disney World resorts. We’ve an Off-Website v. On-Website Walt Disney World Resorts article that goes into larger depth concerning the professionals and cons of each choices.

One possibility if you wish to get monetary savings by staying off-site however need bigger lodging than an ordinary lodge is Airbnb or a trip dwelling rental. We’ve used Airbnb a ton, and completely like it. Should you’re unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the service, now we have a publish protecting Ideas for Utilizing Airbnb at Disney to place you comfy!

Should you’re going to remain on-site at Walt Disney World, the three important tiers are Worth, Average, and Deluxe, that are precisely what their names sound like they’re. There’s additionally a Deluxe Villa tier, which is mainly Disney-speak for “timeshare room.” On the lookout for the most effective lodge in every tier? Take a look at the next posts rating the assorted Disney resorts:

Past the placement and transportation, a few of the important perks of staying on-site are the FastPass+ reserving window and MagicBands. FastPass+ is the all-digital journey reservation system that changed paper FastPasses a number of years in the past. Learn our Information to FastPass+ at Walt Disney World to completely perceive the system, and the right way to finest reap the benefits of it.

The massive factor to learn about this method because it pertains to staying on-site or off-site is when it comes to FastPass+. Visitors staying at a Walt Disney World lodge could make FastPass+ reservations as much as 60 days earlier than their journeys; these staying off-site can solely e book FastPass+ reservations as much as 30 days upfront.

If you would like FastPass+ for fashionable experiences like Seven Dwarfs Mine Practice, Frozen Ever After, Slinky Canine Sprint, or different fashionable sights, having the total 60 day window could be the one technique to get them. Many of those FastPass+ experiences “promote out” inside hours or days of their 60-day home windows opening.

It is a huge deal as a result of every of those sights can have 2+ hour waits relying upon the time of 12 months, so by with the ability to make these FastPass+ journey reservations with that 60-day window might be the distinction between ready an additional Four-6 hours in line per day, or not. That is additionally why we extremely suggest shopping for park tickets upfront of your go to. You’ll be able to nonetheless make FastPass+ reservations on the day you arrive at Walt Disney World, however you’ll be choosing from leftovers that nobody else actually desires, so to talk.

5. Reserving Trip Packages

The most well-liked direct-from Disney holidays booked by way of DisneyWorld.com cowl some mixture of lodge, park tickets, and eating. Generally these packages provide wonderful financial savings off rack charges, typically they’re merely full worth components of the journey bundled collectively.

Regardless that it can save you rather a lot with trip packages, you’re saving that off Walt Disney World’s on-site pricing. We imagine it’s value it to pay a premium for the “Disney Distinction” and site, however that won’t matter as a lot to you. In case your important standards is to save cash, learn our Ideas for Doing Walt Disney World on a Dime publish.

One of the best ways to seek out the correct trip bundle for you is by utilizing a journey agent. Should you go this route, search for one who primarily or solely does Disney-related bookings. As you may in all probability collect already, Walt Disney World is pretty complicated, and if a journey agent doesn’t concentrate on Disney, they in all probability gained’t know the numerous nuances of Walt Disney World holidays (because of this, we don’t suggest AAA, despite the fact that a lot of their brokers are educated about Disney).

Most journey brokers specializing in Disney are “no charge” companies, which means that it prices you no extra to e book by means of them than it does to e book by means of Disney (they get their minimize from Disney). If you’re not sure of which bundle could be finest for you–or want personalised assist with any facet of your journey–we suggest contacting a no charge “Approved Disney Trip Planner” (right here’s why we suggest utilizing a no-fee trip planner) to get a quote and that will help you plan. Right here’s one such beneficial Approved Disney Trip Planner. Should you’re not satisfied utilizing a free Approved Disney Trip Planner is best for you, learn our publish discussing the advantages they provide.

6. Airfare & Transportation

For locating low-cost airfare, we suggest ITA Software program by Google. It’s essentially the most strong airfare search engine on the market.Should you’re not reserving a visit for set dates however are prepared to journey every time a deal pops up, one other nice possibility is Airfarewatchdog. You’ll be able to signup for his or her deal alerts for journeys between two cities.

You’ll additionally want to find out whether or not to hire a automobile. Should you’re not visiting different locations outdoors of Walt Disney World, you may not have to waste the cash on one. Take a look at our Ideas for Renting a Automobile at Walt Disney World publish for professionals & cons, money-saving ideas, and extra. Walt Disney World gives complimentary transportation to the parks and even to and from the airport. We cowl the right way to use this free service in our Disney’s Magical Specific publish.

An alternative choice to a rental automobile is Lyft (or the Minnie Van service powered by Lyft) or Uber. For the fundamentals on utilizing these ride-sharing providers, learn our Ideas for Utilizing Lyft or Uber at Walt Disney World publish. This publish additionally shares the best technique to get to Common Orlando Resort (in case you wish to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, too).

Disney transportation might be hit and miss, and may take rather a lot of time. For essentially the most environment friendly transit choices, learn our Time-Saving Walt Disney World Transportation Ideas publish. This covers shortcuts, when to make use of buses v. monorail v. boats v. your ft, and extra!

7. What to Pack

It’d sound onerous to imagine, however packing for Walt Disney World presents methods to save cash and enhance your expertise. There are some wrinkles to Walt Disney World that make packing a bit totally different, and by bringing sure “intelligent” (we predict) objects in your baggage, you’ll enhance your expertise. We go over the most effective stuff in our Walt Disney World Distinctive Packing Listing.

Two of our favourite examples from that checklist are Frogg Toggs Chilly Pads and this Compact Exterior Charger. Critically, you’ll marvel the way you ever travelled with out these (and lots of different) objects on our checklist! Moreover, should you’re going within the colder months, take a look at our Packing for Disney in Winter publish. For summer time months, learn Ideas for Beating the Summer time Warmth at Disney.

Along with these issues, you may additionally wish to convey some pins for Disney Pin Buying and selling. Learn this text to learn the way to purchase Disney Pin Buying and selling pins upfront for lower than $1/pin (versus $10+/pin at Walt Disney World). Should you’re a feminine searching for cute outfits to put on to Walt Disney World, my spouse has a publish protecting What to Put on to Disney.

Since a Walt Disney World journey shall be (for a lot of of you) a memorable expertise to your youngsters that you simply’ll wish to cherish, getting good pictures can also be vital. To learn concerning the gear I used to seize the pictures on this web page and for how one can take higher pictures at Walt Disney World, learn our Final Information to Disney Parks Pictures.

In that publish, there’s one level & shoot digicam and a e book that I like to recommend to 90% of readers considering taking higher pictures at Walt Disney World. If you’re considering letting Disney’s roaming photographers across the parks take pictures for you, learn our Reminiscence Maker & PhotoPass Evaluate.

eight. Which Points of interest To Do

Planning an itinerary is a giant deal, even for some frequent Walt Disney World friends. Some individuals create binders, spreadsheets, and schedule each step of their day. Folks get severe and obsessive about this. We’re not these individuals. We wish to pre-plan to a level, however going to these lengths simply appears unnecessarily worrying, particularly since the most effective laid plans typically go awry.

Having an itinerary, even a unfastened one, is vital for first-time guests to beat the crowds and keep away from lengthy waits in line. Doing issues inefficiently can imply much more time spent in strains or having to skip sights fully if strains are too lengthy. All you’ll want to develop a fundamental itinerary are our attraction guides for every park. We extremely suggest studying our Disney Parks Trip Guides and getting a tough thought of which sights you wish to do, and the place you wish to e book your FastPass+:

We even have guides for the Walt Disney World water parks and Disney Springs:

These are sufficient for a unfastened and useful plan that may nonetheless permit for loads of spontaneity. Except for having a superb itinerary, an important issues to know are: 1) which sights have peak restrictions (when you’ve got youngsters); 2) the right way to use FastPass+, which is a free ride-reservation system permitting you to “reserve” a slot upfront for 3 sights per day to skip many of the line at choose sights; three) arrive on the parks simply earlier than they open.

Forming your personal technique and utilizing FastPass+ to its fullest is troublesome and complicated. Since you may e book your FastPass+ reservations 60 days earlier than your journey (if you have already got your tickets and are staying on-site), we extremely suggest shopping for your tickets earlier than you get to Walt Disney World. You don’t wish to waste time at kiosks once you arrive, solely to seek out out fashionable sights like Slinky Canine Sprint and Frozen Ever After are totally booked.

With the entire remainder of the planning that you simply’re doing, we strongly suggest first-time guests don’t “wing it” to your each day itinerary. You don’t have to plan each motion in order that there’s no spontaneity in your journey, simply be sure you have at the very least a unfastened plan of what you’re going to do.

We’ve the next plans for every park that cowl our excellent days:

Observe that we’ve up to date these itineraries, in order that they embody Pandora – World of Avatar and different new leisure. For different parks and itineraries, take a look at our Disney Parks Each day Itineraries web page. You should utilize these to have what we might contemplate an ideal day in every of the Walt Disney World parks. We predict these are good, versatile itineraries that gives sights, eating, and different issues to get pleasure from with out going loopy with mapping out each rest room cease of your day.

If you wish to get extra in-depth and actually map out your total day upfront, we suggest The Unofficial Information to Walt Disney World 2018 to plan your itinerary. One other nice planning e book is The Straightforward Information to Walt Disney World 2018.

9. The place to Eat

Quite a lot of the posts on this weblog element eating at Walt Disney World, which is a surprisingly complicated (and enjoyable!) matter. An important factor for first-timers to know is that the drained stereotype that Disney eating is all burgers, scorching canines, and different quick meals will not be even remotely true. Disney has plenty of great eating choices that may be an expertise in themselves.

To determine the place to eat, seek the advice of our Walt Disney World Restaurant Opinions web page. That web page has critiques of 75+ eating places at Walt Disney World, plus different sources like our Magic Kingdom Counter Service Restaurant Rankings, and plenty of different particular subjects. One other nice publish with random quick-tips is our 101 Walt Disney World Eating Ideas publish.

Good eating experiences could make a visit, so should you solely learn extra on one matter on this information, make it eating. We all know a lot of individuals who have had their opinions of Walt Disney World modified for the higher just because they “found” the correct locations to eat.

When you begin salivating over the entire locations to eat, you’ll want to contemplate whether or not you need to add-on the Disney Eating Plan. Whether or not to purchase the Disney Eating Plan is among the greatest questions most first-time friends face, so you actually ought to learn our Disney Eating Plan Professionals & Cons publish to find out if it’s best for you. It’s positively not proper for everybody, so don’t simply assume it’s going to avoid wasting you cash–do the maths.

Should you’re beginning the planning course of far upfront, you would possibly wish to subscribe to our free publication for updates. We offer subscribers with information from the parks, and have given a heads up on Free Eating and ticket worth will increase earlier than they’ve been formally introduced. This makes the publication particularly helpful for scoring reductions and being within the know as to what’s occurring earlier than your journey.

It’s additionally value noting that should you’re making an attempt to do “Disney on a Dime,” one of many best methods to save cash is to not eat at Walt Disney World eating places. Eating at Disney is pricey, and in contrast to park tickets, it’s not necessary. It can save you some huge cash by consuming off-site, or higher but, getting groceries and making ready your personal meals. We’ve a complete Ideas for Shopping for Groceries at Walt Disney World publish that covers grocery supply, native shops, and way more.

Even should you don’t wish to make your personal meals, grocery supply is nice for getting fruit and different small seize and go snacks, each of that are actually over-priced at Walt Disney World. It’s additionally wonderful for beer–for much less than the price of a single beer within the parks, you may have a 6-pack delivered to your lodge room! We suggest Backyard Grocer for supply–they’ll ship to each Walt Disney World resort lodge.

10. What Else to Do


Your creativeness is admittedly the restrict right here. Most first-time guests solely know concerning the theme parks, Disney Springs, and the water parks. That’s simply the floor of what Walt Disney World has to supply. There are excursions, golf, fishing, nightlife, buying, fireworks cruises, babysitting, spas, and way more. An exhaustive checklist would finally be longer than the remainder of this already lengthy weblog publish!

Most of our favourite issues are couples or adult-oriented, which you’ll be able to examine on our Walt Disney World for Adults web page. Honeymooners (aka “Disneymooners”) ought to learn our Walt Disney World Honeymoon Ideas article. Those that wish to imbibe in an grownup beverage…or 10…ought to learn our Prime 10 Bars & Lounges at Walt Disney World publish.

Listed here are another posts that cowl “different stuff” at Walt Disney World, and different methods to enhance your trip, that don’t actually match the classes above:

There are many different random posts scattered across the weblog, so that you would possibly wish to learn our Tour of Disney Vacationer Weblog publish for an archive of a few of the finest & hottest posts on the weblog. We replace posts as ceaselessly as attainable, so if there’s a scorching matter, you might be positive it has been up to date throughout the final 90 days. Hottest posts are up to date much more ceaselessly than that.

If you wish to add on one thing along with the “regular” experiences, we suggest contacting an Approved Disney Trip Planner (as talked about above within the “Reserving a Package deal” part) and seeing what they suggest. Or, you may publish a query within the feedback right here and we’ll suggest one thing!

One other technique to get assist (and construct anticipation for!) your Walt Disney World trip is to hitch the Disney Vacationer Weblog Dialogue Boards. There are plenty of pleasant people who publish within the boards, and so they can provide their opinions and concepts on all issues Disney. We even have an Solutions to Regularly Requested Questions About Walt Disney World web page which may provide help to if there’s one thing we didn’t deal with right here.

Keep in mind, what’s on this publish is simply a place to begin. To recap, you’ll additionally wish to learn our When to Go to Walt Disney World publish for the most effective time of 12 months to plan your journey. If saving cash is vital, learn Ideas for Saving Cash on Walt Disney World Tickets publish to purchase the most affordable tickets from reliable sources. To determine the place to remain, our Walt Disney World Lodge Opinions web page is a superb useful resource. Wish to know the place to eat or if the Disney Eating Plan is best for you? Our Walt Disney World Eating Assets will assist! These are just some of many posts talked about on this article that may present the muse to your planning…however these Four different posts are in all probability an important of the bunch! If all of that is nonetheless overwhelming otherwise you need personalised suggestions for Walt Disney World, click on right here to get a trip quote from a no charge Approved Disney Trip Planner.

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Your Ideas…

Are you visiting Walt Disney World in 2018 or 2019? If you’re a Walt Disney World veteran, what ideas would you add to this? Should you’re a first-timer, is there anything you’d wish to know? Are you excited to expertise Pandora – World of Avatar or Toy Story Land…or will you watch for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open in Late 2019 earlier than visiting? We love listening to from readers, whether or not or not it’s questions from newbies or ideas from seasoned Disney professionals with ideas of their very own so as to add!

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