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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

2. Rookies often don’t take in all the little things. Disney is known for paying meticulous attention to detail, and you’ll do well to do the same. Those details can be seen throughout the Disney World Resort. There are hidden Mickeys to be found. Each ride tells a story, and that story begins in the queue for the ride. There ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

3. Rookies often carry those souvenirs around with them in the parks. This is another common mistake, but one easily rectified. Whatever you purchase in the parks can be delivered to your Disney Resort hotel room. If you aren’t staying on Disney property, you can still have your purchases sent to Guest Services at the park where you made your ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

4. Rookies often buy all their souvenirs on the first day. If you think Disney offers a lot in the way of attractions, entertainment and dining, just wait until you see all the Disney merchandise and souvenirs available for purchase at almost every turn in the parks. Mickey ears, jewelry, handbags, stationery, stemware, drinkware, kitchen gadgets, wallets, postcards, trading pins, ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

5. Rookies often leave the parks at the wrong time. Another one we’ll keep short, sweet and to the point—it rains often in the parks, especially during the spring and summer months, but often for only 30 minutes or less. But because Disney has so many options for experiences and entertainment indoors, you’re a rookie if you leave the parks ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

6. Rookies often get to the parks at the wrong time of day. Let’s keep this one short and sweet. If you sleep in every day of your Disney vacation and only experience the parks once you’ve awakened, had a leisurely breakfast/brunch, read the newspaper in your hotel room and stopped twice at shops in your Resort hotel, you’re a ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

7. Rookies often visit the parks at the wrong time. As already stated, Disney World sees over 50 million visitors each year at its four theme parks. And though it’s well attended throughout the year, there are certain times of the year during which Disney sees more Guests than at other times. Ok, let’s call it what it is—crowded. Some ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

8. Rookies often don’t take advantage of the help of Cast Members. One of the many things that makes Walt Disney World the vacation destination of choice for millions of people every year is the stellar, second-to-none customer service offered by Disney employees, referred to as “Cast Members.” Each of the four parks at Disney houses Guest Services locations. At ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

9. Rookies often don’t make a budget. Let’s not mince words. A vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort can be expensive, and it’s worth every penny. But why be frivolous in your vacation spending? Don’t be a rookie. Have a budget. Actually, have a few of them—one for souvenirs, one for meals, one for experiences not included with park ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

10. Rookies often don’t make FastPass+ selections. With an amazing app that offers access to all kinds of reservations at Disney World—dining, character experiences, shows and attractions—surely everyone makes their FastPass+ selections long before visiting this most magnificent place, right? Wrong. Rookies may feel a certain entitlement to luck, and therefore, they leave everything to chance when it comes to ...

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13 Rookie Mistakes at Walt Disney World Resort

11. Rookies often don’t use the app. Disney World has you covered when it comes to planning a vacation to the most magical place on Earth. They developed the My Disney Experience app for smartphone to make planning a snap. The app is a “one-stop shop” for making FastPass+ selections, making dining reservations, getting attraction wait times in real time ...

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