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Old 09-08-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Disney tips everyone should know

Hello everyone!
I have gone to Disney many times, and have some tips to share:
1. DON'T try to do everything. You'll just exhaust yourself.
2. Have a list of must-do's, or you may end up missing a few things that you really wanted to do.
3. Don't buy anything that is not food until the end of the day. It is REALLY hard to carry the items around all day.
4. Use fast-pass. It will save you time.
5. Unless your kids REALLY want to meet a character, don't waste your time at meet and greats.

Feel free to add your own advice. Just add to the last advice number posted.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:55 AM   #2
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6. Eat meals early or late. It is much less crowded.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:55 AM   #3
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Hello everyone!
I have gone to Disney many times, and have some tips to share:
1. DON'T try to do everything. You'll just exhaust yourself.
2. Have a list of must-do's, or you may end up missing a few things that you really wanted to do.
3. Don't buy anything that is not food until the end of the day. It is REALLY hard to carry the items around all day.
4. Use fast-pass. It will save you time.
5. Unless your kids REALLY want to meet a character, don't waste your time at meet and greats.

Feel free to add your own advice. Just add to the last advice number posted.
One of mine is just the opposite of #3...buy things when you see them and have it sent to main gate/resort for later pickup. You don't always have time for a second go at things.

7. Spend the $$$ on Memory Maker so that you can be IN the photos.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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7. Spend the $$$ on Memory Maker so that you can be IN the photos.
Or hand your camera to the photographer, they are more than happy to snap a picture for you if you ask nicely
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:10 PM   #5
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Spending the money on Memory Maker this trip since it includes all the ride snaps and the Tower of Terror video. Should be fun to watch when we are home and the snow is piling up outside.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:27 AM   #6
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thanks for the tips!!
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:39 AM   #7
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Or hand your camera to the photographer, they are more than happy to snap a picture for you if you ask nicely
But then you don't get the ride pictures or the "magic" pictures. I love the pictures we get from the memory maker. To me it is worth the money.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:24 AM   #8
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One of mine is just the opposite of #3...buy things when you see them and have it sent to main gate/resort for later pickup. You don't always have time for a second go at things.
Or if you are a Disney Resort guest have it sent it your resort for pickup tomorrow.

I wasted a lot of time before going back and forth to shops where I thought I had spotted something that I later decided I wanted.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:02 PM   #9
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1 arrive early at park opening
2 have a plan
3. when your not having fun anymore go relax somewhere.. I prefer a nap in my room or by the pool.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:15 PM   #10
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Or if you are a Disney Resort guest have it sent it your resort for pickup tomorrow.

I wasted a lot of time before going back and forth to shops where I thought I had spotted something that I later decided I wanted.
And if you change your mind about a purchase you have made, with your receipt it can be returned to any WDW store location including your resort!

Another YES for MEmory maker: the photographers catch so many shots before your actual meet and greet that would be missed if you were busy sidetracking the photographer with instructions on how to run your camera.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:03 PM   #11
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#8 (or 9, not sure, lol). Don't buy bottled water. Most locations that serve fountain sodas will give you cups of ice water for FREE!
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:13 PM   #12
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10.? If you are using WDW transportation know what you are doing:

A. Leave at least 1 hour before you need to be at your destination.
B. Have at least two ways to get to your destination, just in case.
C. Ask ahead of time about any schedule maintenance, like the monorail maintenance recently.

Getting lost in WDW can be fun, but not when you're headed to a rope drop or an ADR.
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Old 10-05-2014, 12:58 PM   #13
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Respect castmembers!

Be patient and tolerant with castmembers, especially when and if a problem arises. No, they're not perfect, but they try very hard to make sure you're having a wonderful (Magical) experience at WDW, and they put up with a LOT from rude, disrespectful guests (I know, I've seen it firsthand).

Besides, it's just easier being nice to people.
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Old 10-05-2014, 01:24 PM   #14
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tips

Here's a few tips we try to remember:
1. Before you go to Disney grab those water packets like lemonade ice tea etc. Easy to carry in a pocket and great for the free water.
2If on the DP use the snack credit for breakfast. We usually will get a chocolate croissant or blueberry muffin or Danish.
3 Take a tide to go in your luggage so that if someone spills it won't stain if you're not doing your laundry until you get home.
4. If doing laundry while at Disney get the all in one laundry sheets that go in the wash and dryer. One product and easy to pack( no liquid). Also pack a roll of quarters in the luggage so when it's time to do laundry you won't have to search for change.
5. Each trip try something new and step back and take the time to do something most would pass by.
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:45 PM   #15
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There are change machines in the laundry rooms so bring some 1$ bills they are lighter than carring around a tube of quarters.
If you decide to bring quarters you have to take them out of your carry on luggage and put them through the scanner other wise you will be pulled aside for by the TSA for a luggage search.


Asking for a cup of free ice water while in the parks is a huge savings.
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