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The 4 Magic Kingdom Resorts Never Built

Some of the most desired resorts on Walt Disney World property can be found near the Magic Kingdom. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort all sit on the shores of Bay Lake or the Seven Seas Lagoon. Not only are all of these deluxe resorts, but they also have monorail service with a ...

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5 Major Tips For Getting Around The Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney said “Here in Florida we have something special we never enjoyed at Disneyland, the blessing of size.” And right he was. Walt Disney World Resort compromises over 27,000 acres and more than 40 square miles of land. Today, Walt Disney World guests enjoy four theme parks, two water parks, an entertainment and shopping complex, dozens of hotels, multiple ...

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7 Epcot Experiences You Should Visit After Dark

One of the things I enjoy about Walt Disney World is the different atmosphere each park brings. From the science and technology driven Future World, to the cultural immersive World Showcase, Epcot brings a unique atmosphere like no other theme park in the world. This unique atmosphere deepens as it comes to life below the night sky. Read on to ...

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2. Not asking cast members for help

Disney’s cast members are the best. They are both friendly and helpful. Don’t spend needless time wandering around looking for an attraction or arguing with your party trying to figure out how something may or may not work. Cast Members are everywhere and they are always ready to serve their guests. Don’t be too proud to ask for help. They ...

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3. Not having a plan

Don’t walk through the gates without a plan. If you are limited on your time you simply will not fit in everything. Get the free My Disney Experience App. Study the map. Know when the parades are. Decide in advance the “must do” attractions for your party. Avoid repeatedly having to cross the park from one end to the other. ...

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1. Arriving late and leaving early

You don’t need to be the first one at the park, but arriving early does have an advantage. As the morning progresses, crowds continue to increase. After dinner, crowds will slowly begin to thin out. If you are in line for an attraction when the park closes, you are still guaranteed your experience, so don’t be afraid to stay late.

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5. Not using FastPass+

FastPass+ is a reservation system for Disney’s most popular attractions. Be sure to make your selections well in advance for the attractions you desire with the longest waits. You can make reservations for three attractions, but it doesn’t stop there. After using your final selection, go to the My Disney Experience app add another reservation. There is no limit to ...

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6. Not using rider switch

Rider switch, also called rider swap, is a service that allows parents of children who do not meet the height requirement, or who simply do not want to ride, take turns on an attraction without having to wait in line a second time. Disney offers rider switch on over a dozen rides. Just let the cast member at the entrance ...

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7. Trying to park hop on busy days

Don’t think that because one park is crowded, the other parks must be empty. Fighting crowds back to the entrance to try another park is a waste of time. Disney transportation is certainly convenient, but it’s not necessarily fast. By the time you transfer to another park, don’t be surprised to find long lines not only at the entrance, but ...

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8. Eating at peak times

Should you choose to dine at a Walt Disney World restaurant, your traditional meal times will have the longest lines with the highest crowds. Instead of eating lunch at noon, try eating mid day for a late lunch or early dinner. Another alternative is to get in line for a quick serve restaurant a few minutes before they open. Not ...

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