13 Tips and Secrets for Walt Disney World

1) Arrive Early If you want to be able to ride as many things as possible, it is essential that you arrive early. Try to get to the park before rope drop (the official opening time). Main Street, U.S.A. opens an hour before the rest of the Magic Kingdom, so show up then and spend some time in the shops. The other parks don't do the same thing, but you can be through bag check and ready to go before the park opens. Once it is open, hit the most popular ride that you couldn't get a FastPass+ for. Then move onto your next must-do. The first hour or two of the day are the least crowded, and they offer your best chance of riding as many things as possible. Save the shows for later in the day when the crowds have picked up. If you arrive early you will be amazed by how much you can do, and you will also have a chance to see the park before it is packed. Arriving early and using FastPass+ are essential if you have a long must-ride list and you want to get the most out of your day.
By PaulaK