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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: A Beginner’s Guide

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: A Beginner’s Guide

Planning to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but not really sure where to start? We hear ya, we’ve been there too! The cost of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party alone can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve created this beginner’s guide to help you […]

Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie and Merchandise

Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms Movie and Merchandise

Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms arrives in theaters on November 2nd. Considered to be THE Christmas Movie to watch this year, we’re interested to see how it fares against Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald and Mary Poppins Returns. But what about the Nutcracker story? […]

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Crowds at Walt Disney World

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Crowds at Walt Disney World

We’re sure you’ve heard it over and over again. Walt Disney World can get crowded during the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas season. It can get so crowded in fact that sometimes Walt Disney World parks reach maximum capacity and have to stop letting people in. So just as the most magical time of year approaches, so does the most crowded. Just exactly how are you supposed to deal with these crowds? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with five ways to beat the crowds at Walt Disney World this holiday season.

Get to the Parks Early

When we say, early, we mean really early. As in before the park opens. Why? Because sometimes you may be allowed in before the park opens. Arriving early ensures more time to enjoy the parks before the crowds start to roll in. If you’re not staying on Walt Disney World property be aware of days that offer Extra Magic Hours. While we love Extra Magic Hours, on days where this extra perk is offered to resort guests you can plan on seeing the parks more crowded, earlier. Your best bet is to aim for an early morning arrival on days without Extra Magic Hours.

Make an Early Morning Breakfast Reservation

One of our favorite ways to beat the crowds is to make an early morning breakfast reservation.  Not only does this get you into the parks before everyone else, but if you time it right, your breakfast can actually be finished before other guests arrive. With this strategy you’ll be closer to your favorite rides, experiences, and shops before the crowds even start arriving!

Eat at Off Peak Times

When planning your meal times consider the benefit of eating off peak times. Tables at Quick Service restaurants will be hard to find during peak meal times, and booking your Table Service reservation may mean crowded restaurants and waiting longer to be seated. An 11am or 2pm lunch will have shorter wait times, just like a 4pm or 8pm dinner. Plus, an earlier or later meal can cut down your wait times for food and get you into the parks when everyone else is eating. This means shorter lines at rides when you’re ready for them and better table availability when you’re ready to eat. Its really a win-win all around.

Skip the Parades and Shows

While we are all for the fireworks shows and the parades (well most of them), if that’s not your thing or you’d rather be exploring the parks this is a sure way to cut down wait times.  Ride queues and Character Meet and Greet queues drastically drop during shows and parades. With less people competing for a spot in line you can plan on visiting your favorite rides, with typically longer waits, during this time. While we wouldn’t recommending missing all the parades and fireworks, skipping a few will give you a much less crowded park to enjoy.

Stay out Late

We are always in awe at the mass exodus that occurs after the last show of the night. All four Walt Disney World parks actually intentionally stay open for one extra hour after closing time, so there is no need to rush out of the parks with everyone else. In fact, you’re technically allowed to get in line for any ride one minute before the official park closing time, which means by the time you wait in line and get done with the ride, you’ll be in a practically empty park. And staying out a little later will also help you avoid a crowded line at the Disney bus depot if you’re staying on property.

 

Visiting Walt Disney World during the busy season can mean waiting in longer lines at rides, at the bus and at the gift shop. Don’t let the hustle and bustle of the holiday season ruin your vacation! If you plan accordingly, this time of year can be just as magical as visiting during the not-so-busy season. Remember these 5 tips for beating the crowds at Walt Disney World to make sure the most wonderful time of year is truly the most wonderful. Happy Vacation!

Mickeys 90th Birthday Party Plans

Mickeys 90th Birthday Party Plans

Are you ready for Mickey’s 90th Birthday Party Plans? Birthday celebrations are happening at Walt Disney World, and at every Disney Park around the world.  If you’re venturing out during the holidays in 2018, know that Mickey officially turns 90 on November 18th. His birthday […]

New Rooms at Pop Century: tour and review

New Rooms at Pop Century: tour and review

We’ve talked before about Pop Century being our favorite Value Resort, so when we decided to go back for our fall trip, we were very excited to see the new renovated rooms. We wanted to update you on the new rooms at Pop Centuryso you know […]

Boo To You Parade Photo Tour at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Boo To You Parade Photo Tour at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

We love photo tours. So we’ve decided to bring you a photo tour of one of our favorite things at Walt Disney World: the Boo To You Parade at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. With the most perfect theming of any parade at Walt Disney World(in our opinion of course) and a soundtrack that will be stuck in your head for weeks(and you won’t even be mad about it), Boo To You is something we look forward to all year!  (more…)

Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas: Disney Inspired

Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas: Disney Inspired

Ready to build a Hot Cocoa Bar? You’ll need to have warm delicious drinks around all season. This combination of cocoas and fixings is a Must-Have for the Foodie embracing the fall and winter months. This hot cocoa bar is Disney themed, but perfect for […]

What’s New at Walt Disney World 2019: What To Know Before You Go

What’s New at Walt Disney World 2019: What To Know Before You Go

If you’re visiting Walt Disney World in 2019, you’re in for a treat! While many are holding off until the construction is over, because there is a lot of construction, 2019 promises quite a few new things you will definitely want to enjoy during lower […]

Home decor items to get your home ready for fall

Home decor items to get your home ready for fall

Fall is officially here! With the weather finally starting to turn around for us here in Ohio, its time to break out all things fall. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall decor items to get your home ready for the magic that can happen when it’s autumn! (more…)

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2018: 15 Must Try Foods

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival 2018: 15 Must Try Foods

The International Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot and we couldn’t wait to start eating our way around the world. If you guys know us, we love to eat and we love trying new things! We did our best to try […]

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018: Our Favorite Things

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2018: Our Favorite Things

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in 2018 added several new things that we were super excited to try! And yet, its sometimes the old favorites that we love most. From the food, to the rides, to the treats, here are the things we liked […]

The 5 Best Photo Spots at Walt Disney World

The 5 Best Photo Spots at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has no shortage of amazing photo spots perfect for your next selfie, Instagram post, or family photo. Perfectly themed resorts, parks, and beautifully painted walls offer amazing backgrounds that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re heading to Walt Disney World and are planning to get some pics to grace your social media feed or your mantle at home, know that you can probably find them around every corner. Some corners, however, offer better photo ops than others. Here’s our list of the top 5 best photo spots at Walt Disney World.

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Walt Disney World News

Walt Disney World Changes for the 50th Anniversary

Walt Disney World Changes for the 50th Anniversary

 If you haven’t been to Disney World in the last few years you are in for some big changes! There are supposed to be 50 Changes implemented at Walt Disney World by the 50th Anniversary. This includes things as big as new lands, and as small as new character meet and greets. Apart from all the planning now needed to make the most of your trip, you’ll also see new Disney Rides, Disney Restaurants, Shows and Lands. BUT, you’ll also see some of your favorite things retire. With Walt Disney World making significant changes every year to meet demand and continue challenging Universal Studios, even more changes are coming in preparation of the anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021. The list were going to share here may seem insurmountable, but we guarantee Disney knows what they’re doing… even if they are 3 months behind on Star Wars Galaxy Edge. *Sigh*

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