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Old 12-19-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Favorite Tip?

I would love your help with tips... I write at Meet The Magic and would love to hear your favorite tips for upcoming articles. I mostly write about experiences I have in the parks but would love to try new things/different ways to experience things.

Thanks!

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Old 12-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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My tip would be..... If your on a dining plan I'm always stuffed and can't eat my dessert right way so I ask for it to go and I ask for a fork. I eat my dessert for breakfast! Who says you can't have apple pie and Brownies for breakfast your on vacation!

Tip 2 have a rain poncho for Kali Rapids!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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My tip

Eat at O' Hanas at in the Polynesian Resort. Move in and out of the park at noon and back in at 5 more making the most and getting around.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:53 PM   #4
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Stop and look around every part of the parkhad some thought in it. From the names on the second floor on main street(?) , the passing of the deed in Winnie the pooh, the tree in liberty square
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:04 PM   #5
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The absolute favorite and most helpful tip I ever received (from these boards of course), was to use Body Glide on my feet every morning before putting on my shoes and hitting the parks to avoid blisters. My skin is sensitive and before that tip, I had never made it through a WDW trip without at least one blister, and usually more than one. Now I have made it through 4 WDW trips and one DL trip, without even one blister!!!! I also now use it when I get a pair of new shoes, which ALWAYS gave me blisters before, and it is great for that too. Probably not the kind of tip you are looking for, but it is the one that has saved me pain and helped me the most!
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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Planning!

Most of us here know a little planning goes a long way. If your article gets read by someone out there planning their first trip maybe they will realize that they need to do a little planning.

I've heard of people that they figure that once they make their resevations through Disney that then they are all set and they'll have a great time once they get to Disney!

The minmum plan is, what Park on what day of your trip.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:19 PM   #7
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My top tips.....

We plan our ADR's in the park we plan on being at all day - so no hoppers are required. We eat our breakfasts in the room so we can get to the park early. We find if we have an ADR for breakfast at 8-9 am we end up missing some important park time and the fast-pass return time is usually a few hours away. Plus, if we eat a big breakfast it slows us down from doing some of the more thrilling rides.

Fastpasses can be used later in the day (after your return time) - so don't panic about being there right on time - so this allows you to plan out the rides you want for later in the day.

Plan what park you want to visit on each day - then decide on the top 4-5 rides or shows you want to see - you'll never get to experience all the rides - so might as well hit the ones you absolutely want to ride - everything else is gravy.

Experience some of the Resort Restaurants instead of eating all your meals in the parks - even without a Hopper pass you can still return to the same park in the same day.

Commando style touring can wear you out in a few days - plan on at least 1 day off in between to unwind and relax - perhaps some time at the resort pool, downtown disney or even the water parks.

I'm sure I could go on for hours - these are the ones that come to mind right away.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:35 PM   #8
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My opinion on best tip is this: learn what works best for you and your family. The first time we went was a dance competion and didnt have a say about things, but the second time we tried to do the early morning xtra magic hours and then switched parks to do the late xtra magic hours. My youngest DD was as grouchy as a bear and I thought we were gonna kill her before we got home. We are a late night family, late risers. We totally skip the morning thing, sleep late get a bite to eat and then head to the park that is having the late xtra magic hours. So much better. Of course dont forget that if you want to ride a popular ride that day and it has a fast pass, you still have to get in time to get a fast pass before they run out.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:52 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=ktlm;39282374]The absolute favorite and most helpful tip I ever received (from these boards of course), was to use Body Glide on my feet every morning before putting on my shoes and hitting the parks to avoid blisters.


Where do you find Body Glide? Also, what's mole skin?

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Old 12-30-2010, 11:05 PM   #10
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For us the second best tip was to go to the park opening. Leave at lunch and TAKE A NAP! Then go back at supper feeling totally refreshed and stay til close!

Our #1 Tip: DON'T Try to do everything! You can't.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:36 PM   #11
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Great tips. Thanks.
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Old 01-01-2011, 08:51 PM   #12
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Early am ADR for Crystal Palace for our MK day on a non-early EMH day. The times generally start about an hour before opening. When they're moving good with the characters, you get in, have breakfast, meet and greet all the characters and are out and about by rope drop. BUT, you are up next to the castle and not back at the beginning of Main Street.

Next step is head straight for Dumbo! This is when the line is the shortest.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #13
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My top tip, which is really easy for my family as we are a group of early risers is to get to the park at opening each and every day.

Then when you find your interest or energy flagging, if it does, move on, back to the hotel, or another park...or whatever. It is amazing what can be accomplished in the first 2 hours before the crowds arrive.

My second tip is much more mundane. Pack a pair of scissors...I usually bring just a pair of kid scissors in my checked luggage. I find I need them at least 3 or 4 times during the trip. Take of tags, trim moleskin, open a new toy package, cut open a travel shampoo.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:40 AM   #14
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loving all the tips !!!
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:41 PM   #15
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Walking!

There is a lot of walking at Disney!

I tell friends to be prepared to walk ,3-5 maybe as much as 10 miles in one day. Make sure that your shoes are broken in before going!
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