Top 10 Walt disney world tips

Pick up a Special Gift

Stop at Guest Services to let them know if you have a special occasion. You may receive a little surprise.

Free Transportation

Take advantage of free transportation to and from the Orlando airport if you’re staying on property. When staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you may enjoy access to Disney’s Magical Express (ending at the end of 2021). This is a complimentary round-trip service that whisks you and your luggage between Orlando International Airport and select Disney Resort hotels via a deluxe motorcoach. You can also take advantage of the free transportation options such as the monorail, the boats, the buses and the skyliner that all get you to various locations at Walt Disney World Resort. ORDER NOW to secure your theme park ticket reservation in the parks! GET MY TICKETS.

See Animals for Free

Visit Animal Kingdom Lodge where you can view animals for free without being a resort guest. Making it one of my favorite Disney World tips! This is a fun Disney freebie that you can do on a non-park day.

Do a FREE Resort Tour

Resorts such as, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney Wilderness Lodge, the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Yacht Club offer tours for any Disney resort guest. You can do some of the tours for free regardless of if you’re staying at that particular hotel. Just double check with concierge before you get there. These tours give historical notes on how the resort was created in addition to some really cool facts secrets along the way. Please note: Some tours require a reservation. Ready to plan your theme park trip? Watch the best vacation planning tips on YouTube. Get started here!

Take the Resort Monorail

Use the resort monorail instead of the Magic Kingdom one in the Transportation Ticket Center. The line is usually shorter and it will also take you to the Magic Kingdom. You will have a few resort stops on the way instead of a straight shot.

Book Your Reservations ASAP

Remember that the window for Disney reservations open 180 days in advance if you plan on staying on Disney property.

DVC Equals V.I.P.

Disney Vacation Club members have privileges to a secret lounge in the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot. DVC members also have many other perks such as:

  • Annual Pass Discounts
  • Free Laundry
  • Resort Pool Hopping
  • Restaurant and Shopping Discounts
  • Resort Room Discounts
  • Special Afterhours Events for DVC Members only
  • Ticket Discounts
  • Tours and Special Event Discounts ORDER NOW to secure your Walt Disney World theme park ticket! GET MY TICKETS.

Download My Disney Experience App

Here you can make FastPass+ reservation to attractions on this app. You can also check out wait times, show times, view park maps, make dining and park reservations.

Don’t Give Up on Booking Your Reservation

If you can’t book that FastPass+ or RSVP to a special event, then check the my Disney experience app on the site around 7 A.M. the day of and see if you have any luck. The Disney World FastPass+ (also sometimes referred to as simply “FastPass”) is a travel must have if you’re looking to enjoy the most of Disney by spending less time waiting in line. Disney FastPasses are great in that they give you peace of mind that your “must-do” attractions are locked before you even start your vacation! I can attest to this because I’ve done it before during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. For example, I wanted to go to a beverage seminar that was booked up the whole month, then I tried the day of and I was able to get in.

Use the Single Rider Line if Your Family is Okay with Splitting Up

Single Rider lines give you an opportunity to reduce the amount of time waiting in line for an attraction in exchange for not necessarily being able to experience the ride with your own party.