When we went in october of last year it was the first in 12 years and the first with our three children. We spent a lot of time on the disboards, allears, magical mountain, etc. doing research. We had things pretty well under control, we thought. Then we got down there and learned a lot of things we didn't know or just didn't pay attention to. So I thought that like me a lot of you learn things when you go to the world, even if you've been a thousand times before, and I would like for you to share them with me. I will start with giving you my top three things I learned at disney world: 1. it takes a lot longer to get from inside your hotel room to inside a park than I thought. Most of the time for us it was 45 minutes to an hour. we were staying at the all star resorts(part of the time cause). 2. if you want to see characters and interact with them you have to stand in line for one of the sessions. I am not complaining about this and I understand it, but I thought the characters would all be out walking around and just skipping along like in the commercials, yeah I know that was a pipe dream. 3. Calling it a vacation and treating it like one are two different animals. We tried to plan for it to be a time of leisure, but when you get there you want to see so much and do so much you end up running yourself ragged. To really enjoy it you have to know that the trip is not a once in a lifetime trip where you have to see everything and do everything, because realistically you can't. Well there's a lot more to all that but those are my big three. What's yours?