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Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by barbaraann, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Pixie Princess

    Pixie Princess DIS Veteran

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    Get a ressie close to 11:00 for Chef Mickey's breakfast. No need for a breakfast in the a.m. since you will be feasting around 11:00, and the meal at Chef Mickey will easily hold you through to dinner. We usually only need a light sandwhich. You can have a bagel or Pop Tart in the room to get you going in the morning. We try and schedule this meal to coincide with Extra Magic Hours at MK. We get a few hours in the park with low crowds.

    Got a great suggestion from our server at Kouzzina during a recent trip. If you are the DDP and have tap water or some other libation with your meal, ask to take a bottle of water with you. You haven't used your drink for the meal, and you can never have too much water! Not all restaurants have bottled water so be sure to ask.
     
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  3. Targsmom

    Targsmom Recently addicted to Disney!

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    I have to laugh at this ONLY because my partner and I were chatting about some of the odd things we've seen people do.. she said she laughs when she sees someone take a picture of the parking lot at Disney.. (Personally, I get it).. NOW I can explain to her WHY!
     
  4. rosiep

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  5. stephnms

    stephnms Earning My Ears

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    We just got back from our first trip and these are some tips I have. (I apologize if they've been mentioned before).

    1. GET IN SHAPE! It's insane the amount of walking you'll do each day. I lost 40 pounds before our trip, but I still have alot more to lose, and I will definitely do that before we plan another trip.

    2. If you wear contact lenses, pack another pair JUST IN CASE. My son almost lost one of his on Splash Mountain when water splashed in his eyes.

    3. Stay on site.

    4. Get the Dining Plan. This saved us a TON of money.

    5. Take breaks. Don't go 90MPH trying to see everything at once, because there's just no way possible to do that. Pace yourself and enjoy the magic around you. :)
     
  6. HermanTriplets+1

    HermanTriplets+1 DIS Veteran

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    Hi Friends,
    I wanted to post to this thread as this was one of the most helpful threads for my trip planning. Here are my post-trip thoughts / tips. In no particular order!

    1. Use a touring plan, but be flexible. We'd use the plan each day but sometimes we had to move out of order due to a particular kid NEEDING to go to a particular ride or attraction. Every evening I'd review the TP of that day and see what we missed, in order to forward it to the next day at that park. I also made noted to myself on the TP of rides/attractions that could be skipped if we were getting "behind". We used the TPs from the Unofficial Guide.

    2. When you start your planning, sign up for a few e-mail newsletters like mousesavers or others, and register on the official disney site disneyworld. disney.go - then you'll be more likely to get special offers and PIN codes.

    3. DDP: Snack credits: One snack = a single serving item (no matter the size) which is under 4$. If you're not sure, ask.

    4. Disney Magical Express sends it's bright yellow luggage tags in a DME mailing, separate from the mailing from Disney with the WDW luggage tags.

    5. Stickers: You can get them at the hotel desks, from cleaning people, all over! Just ask! They are fun to collect! (and free!)

    6. Balloons: Also at the hotel desks! My kids went and stood on line once a day and asked for a balloon - it was always cheerfully supplied! The balloons are weighted with a plastic mickey mouse head and I saved them - I'm going to make a mobile with them!

    7. The cleaning people in the parks (sweeping up, emptying garbage) are the best people to ask for directions. They know where everything is! And they are nice and usually have stickers, too.

    8. We bought bagels and cream cheese at the store at our resort (ASMu) and toasted them at the food court, then had breakfast in our room.

    9. Tried to have the kids use waist pouches - they usually passed them on to us by the middle of the morning. We still needed 2 backpacks.

    10. Use online check in for airline reservations, for resort check in, and for photo pass!

    11. If you want quiet, as for a room that faces away from the pool.

    12. We had a trick for finding each other. We'd say "meet at the Fast Pass Machine for ____". There is only one FP area, but lots of exits and lots of stores that look alike.

    13. You can be a guest conductor on the WDW Railroad - just get the very back seat near the conductor and tell him you're there! You'll get to say "All Aboard" and you'll get a little card.

    14.Take a digital photo of your Photo Pass cards. Take a few pics. We lost 2 cards and didn't have the numbers recorded and it was a nightmare!

    ENJOY!!! IT IS TRULY THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH!
    :cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9:
     
  7. toniosmom

    toniosmom AKV, BCV, BLT Owner!

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    Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but what is bodyglide and what is it used for?

    TIA!
     
  8. DisMomme

    DisMomme Waiting to go to my WDW home again...

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    Body Glide is used by runners (or people walking hundreds of miles at Disney :) )to stop the chaffing that happens on thighs. I got mine at ****'s Sporting goods. The package looks like a stick of deoderant. It is a life saver if you have thighs that rub together and cause a painful rash.
     
  9. kimis

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    Here are some of the tips I tell people.....
    Do NOT wear new shoes!
    The over the door shoe rack is the best for your bathroom.
    Start walking months before you go to WDW since you will do a lot of walking there.
    Don't buy water they will give it to you free.
    Use your left over snack tokens (on the dining plan) to buy rice krispy mickey heads
    and pass them out when you come home.
    pack less and do laundry there if you will be there for more than a few days.
    The most important tip is thisL
    REALIZE YOU CAN'T DO ALL DISNEY HAS TO OFFER SO GET DONE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND ENJOY YOURSELF WHILE YOU ARE MAKING MAGICAL MEMORIES!
     
  10. DreaGirl

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    Where do you get the over the door shoe rack?
     
  11. Cjmuma

    Cjmuma Mouseketeer

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    Watch for it a dollar tree!!! nothing beats a dollar!
     
  12. ~*Abbie*~

    ~*Abbie*~ BDW Mod Squad

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    fantastic thread, im copy/pasting the great tips to use in 6 weeks when we go! YAY!
     
  13. Sillybowtie

    Sillybowtie Mouseketeer

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    I also saw a sword and an ax for the boys.
     
  14. Muppet_Girl

    Muppet_Girl Mouseketeer

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    General tip that made a lot of difference:

    You don't need to pay full price!

    I know now to most of us that makes total sense, but when I first started, I was paying rack rate for everything...crazy I know:scared1:
     
  15. captainj

    captainj Mouseketeer

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    OMG! OMG! OMG! I have to show this to you guys!! My birthday was Sunday and my DH was really upset because his gift for me wasn't finished yet. He is a wire jewelry artist and he has been incredibly busy lately. ANYWAY, I just got my birthday gift and I am in tears!!

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    Do you recognize that red Mickey head inside??

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    Yep, it is confetti from our last night in Disney at the Wishes Dessert Party! DH had collected it off of the table when I wasn't looking to make me a pendant with! :love: He even put a hidden Mickey in the bail (not really hidden, but you know what I mean!)

    He usually makes pendants from people's flowers (prom, wedding, funerals, etc.) but said he didn't want to get arrested for picking flowers in Disney World! :rolleyes1

    Anyway, he is the sweetest DH in the world (right now) and I had to share with everyone I know who will appreciate it!


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  16. bgsnmky

    bgsnmky DIS Veteran

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    This is sooo awesome....send me a pm with your info etc..I might love to order something from him.

    THIS was an awesome BD gift for you.


     
  17. BoosGram

    BoosGram Better than a candygram....I tink, therefore I am.

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    That is just adorable! You are lucky to have such a thoughtful DH.
     
  18. b00kw0rm429

    b00kw0rm429 Mouseketeer

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    Please, someone tell me what an EMH is...I know I'll kick myself after the fact, but I seriously cannot figure it out!
     
  19. PrincessTiffany

    PrincessTiffany Is there anything better than Free Dining and Fast

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    Extra Magic Hours
     
  20. GingerJay

    GingerJay DIS Veteran

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    Chase has a Disney Debit card now that carries most of the benefits offered by the credit card. I too deal mostly with cash, so I was overjoyed with hearing about this :)
     
  21. b00kw0rm429

    b00kw0rm429 Mouseketeer

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    I guess I won't kick myself! ;) How do you get them and what do you do with them? TIA!
     

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