Going to Walt Disney World is the dream vacation anyone wants to have. A perfect destination for Disney lovers out there. It is the most magical place on earth and where all the enchantment happens. It is a land filled with wonders located in Orlando, Florida. Even if you are a seasoned professional at planning trips for your loved ones, visiting this resort of a theme park without knowing what’s what can be challenging for anyone. The trick is knowing all there is to know and plan everything ahead of time.
The parks and all its glory in a nutshell
With the resort featuring four theme parks, two water parks, thirty-six different lodging options, and other entertainment venues, it is no surprise if you feel like you need a Disney vacation simply for planning one. As mentioned, this wonderful Walt Disney World Resort consists of four differently themed parks which are Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Magic Kingdom Park is the first of the pack to be built and is dedicated to magical fairytales and Disney characters which is represented by Cinderella Castle. Epcot is two parks in one usually known for it’s around the world wining and dining bonanza with technology and future-centric attractions. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as per its name, is entirely movie-focused, and also a place for all things Star Wars. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a mix of animal reserve and otherworldly wonderland. All the parks have their must-rides and must-try foods and drinks. Look up what you prefer and put that on your list.
Planning and reservations
Booking a Walt Disney World vacation has a lot of moving parts and endless options for every budget. Hotels and admissions can be purchased separately or together and look out for promos and discounts. Weigh your pricing options and choose what works best for you. Sign up for My Disney Experience for a virtual planning guide to organize everything for you. From reservations for hotels, dining, tickets, to booking FastPass+, you can do it all in this one convenient application.
For admissions, there is a choice of a single-day pass and multi-day pass which lasts two to fourteen days. You can upgrade it to park hopper or park hopper plus tickets for a fee which allows you to visit multiple theme parks a day and for the latter, additional admission to their water parks and golf course. If you are looking for more perks and privileges, consider staying at a Disney-operated accommodation for exclusive benefits like Extra Magic Hours, early FastPass+ booking, Disney’s Magical Express airport shuttle, and complimentary MagicBands.
Walt Disney World is an enormous complex. Walt Disney World is totally doable without a car if you prefer. Getting around by foot is plausible, but it could wear you out. This resort provides services such as Walt Disney World Transportation shuttles and Disney Monorail to get around with wait times around 20 minutes or so. If you can’t bother walking, you can rent a WDW ECV scooter for cruising around the complex. Taxis and application-based transportation like Uber and Lyft are now also available to take you around the park.
When to visit
When children are out of school, the resort will experience a busy season. Certain weekends and holidays like Labor Day though are sometimes reliably slower. If you want a much needed less populous crowd, when it is possible, go during the school year on a weekday. The masses have a tendency to surge at the end of the year, but Walt Disney World is wonderfully magical around October to early January for Halloween and the holiday season, for no expense is spared on the festive decor.