Walt disney world tips

Research flights early

Prices of flights do vary, and the best time to book does differ from country to country. Look online for historical dates of price fluctuations and sales.

Use cashback sites

Cashback sites are a great way to get a little of your vacation price back. Simply click from the site and get some of your money back at a later date.

Make sure passports are valid

Check as soon as possible if you will need a new passport for your vacation if traveling from outside of the US.

Help for guests who don’t speak English

While English is the official language of Walt Disney World, it does not mean you have to be fluent to have a great time. There are thousands of international guests visiting Walt Disney World every day. Maps are available at Guest Services, and most restaurants will have menus in different languages available. Many cast members speak more than 1 language. Those who are bilingual have a tag on their badge to indicate what languages they speak.

Ears to the World, Disney Show Translator

Translation devices are available to translate attraction narration at Guest Sevices in all parks. These complimentary devices translate for all the most commonly spoken languages. Over 20 Walt Disney World attractions have a translation available. A refundable $25 deposit is required to obtain an Ears to the World, Disney Show Translator.

Download the My Disney Experience app.

Make sure you have My Disney Experience available before you enter the parks. My Disney Experience is a free online guide to Walt Disney World that allows guests to plan their vacation. Through this free service, you can:

  • Keep track of your plans & reservations including those of your family & friends.
  • Make Disney Genie, Dining & Ticket Reservations
  • Order in advance your food at select Quick Service Locations
  • Access maps, wait times, showtimes, park hours, and a lot more essential information via the app.
  • Grab a spot in the virtual queue for Rise of the Resistance. Walt Disney World encourages all guests to have downloaded the latest version of My Disney Experience on their mobile device before entering parks during the reopening period. Also, they recommend having location services and notifications enabled. During the reopening of Walt Disney World, My Disney Experience will be providing several new enhancements to promote social distancing and reduced contact.

Download Play Disney Parks App

Available through both the App Store and Google Play is the Play Disney Parks App. The App makes waiting in line fun, with a list of challenges the whole family can play.

Use Disney MagicMobile

If you don’t want to use a MagicBand or fancy trying something new, opt for Disney MagicMobile. Available in the My Disney Experience app, Disney MagicMobile service is a convenient and more contactless way to access MagicBand features, including:

  • Enter theme parks (with a valid theme park reservation and valid admission)
  • Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account
  • Gain access to join a virtual queue for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Charge to your Disney Resort hotel folio during your stay Visit our guide to learn more about Disney’s MagicMobile.

What is a MagicBand?

It is a rubber band that goes on your wrist which contains Magic! Actually, they are not magical, but they are very clever. MagicBands contain a whole host of information about your stay. A built-in Radio Frequency Identification Chip provides the technical stuff. They act as your park tickets, room key, room charge card and manage your dining reservations. We love MagicBands, but they might not be around much longer!

Shop at the end of the day.

Need a souvenir? Why waste ride time? The shops near the entrance at all parks stay open for 1 hour after the park advertised closing time.