Walt disney world tips

Consider skipping attractions

While there are some fantastic attractions at Walt Disney World, some are better than others. If time is tight, you will want to skip the odd attraction.

No park can be done in 1 day.

All Walt Disney World Theme Parks are massive. Attempting a park in 1 day will probably lead to failure, tiredness & grumpy kids. If you do have less time, decide on your must-do attractions before you visit.

Get to the park early

Always try to get to the park for opening. Lines are usually quieter the first few hours each day.

Avoid major holidays

Unfortunately, this might be unavoidable, but try to avoid major holidays. As park capacity returns to normal, except holidays to become capacity crowds.

Consider purchasing Disney Genie

FastPass+ isn’t returning to Walt Disney World, but a new service called Disney Genie+ will be soon. However, unlike FastPass+, it is a paid service.  For $15 per ticket per day, you can choose the next available time to arrive at various attractions and experiences using the Lightning Lane entrance. It is worth noting that Disney Genie+ isn’t available on all attractions. While $15 a day does not feel too expensive, it will soon add up for large families and those taking extended vacations.

Maximize every meal with the Disney Dining Plan.

Since you paid for the dining plan in advance, in full, your priority is to make the absolute most out of it. And don’t be cheap either.

Use your dining plan snack credits during the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival or Flower and Garden Festival.

You can actually use your snack credit (worth $5) on tasting proportions during the Food and Wine Festival.  It’s a good way to truly maximize your credit.

Don’t go with the Disney Dining Plan if you don’t want to be forced to eat.

One negative aspect of the Disney Dining Plan is that it kind of forces you to eat. Since you have certain amount of credits each day, you have to use them all so that you don’t waste your money. And honestly, you might have times when it’s your last day at Disney and you still have 4 table service, and 5 snacks left over.

Use the dining plan (2 table service credits) at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

You’ll save more money going this route as opposed to paying out of pocket. This is the only exception to tip number 97 above.

Don’t ever use the meal plan when dining at Signature Dining restaurants.

Since these restaurants require 2 table-service credits ($86), you’ll never truly maximize your credit.