8. Do make sure you’re prepared.
Being prepared for your first day in the parks at Walt Disney World means many things. First, it means already having your FastPass+ selections made—30 days in advance if you’re staying off Disney property and 60 days in advance if you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel. You don’t want to have memories of waiting in line all day long on your first day. Second, it means being prepared with your park bag—a backpack or tote that contains things you’ll need for a successful first day. Those items include sunscreen, extra socks (to use after the drenching water rides), Zip-loc bags (for anything and everything), snacks, medications that don’t need refrigeration, autograph books and Sharpie markers, gift cards or other forms of payment and anything else you’ll need easy access to. Lastly, being prepared means knowing that Florida gets a lot of rain—especially in the spring and summer months. Don’t be dismayed, though, if it does rain—Disney World is full of indoor rides, shows and other attractions so that the magic doesn’t have to stop just because the rain starts.