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The question of “should I rent a car?” is a big one when it comes to planning out your Walt Disney World vacation, and before you can answer it, you might want to ask yourself these questions:
Will You Visit The World Outside of WDW? There is PLENTY to do at Walt Disney World, but if you decide you want to venture off property, then you will be rewarded with many many more entertainment and dining options, many people choose to travel to beaches, Universal Studios, the Kennedy Space Center, or Downtown Orlando while visiting WDW, and the easiest way to get to these places is by car, so I highly recommend you rent a car if you decide to experience the world outside of Disney.
Choosing which Disney World Park to visit each day on your vacation can be difficult. Different Disney guests choose which park they will visit each day in different ways. Some will use a plan found in a guide book. Some will base it on Extra Magic Hours. Others will use Touring Plans or another site that gives historical data and helps you choose the lowest crowds. Others will just choose because they don’t know any better. But have you ever considered choosing your park based on the days weather?
If you wake up and it’s a beautiful, sunny, Florida day, I would suggest heading to the Magic Kingdom. The pretty skies and sunny weather will make the outdoor attractions like Astro Orbiter, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad perfect. There are also so many great photo opportunities at the Magic Kingdom, especially with the New Fantasyland opened, where blue skies will make the shot amazing.
Did you know that there’s a secret entrance to Universal Studios Theme Park? Universal Studios can get pretty busy, especially during peak summer months, Spring Break and the week between Christmas and New Year’s. You could wait in long lines just to enter Universal Studios. However, if you pre-purchased your tickets, then you can use the second, secret entrance to Universal Studios right next to the Blue Man Group auditorium at Universal CityWalk. This is a great way to avoid the long lines over at the main park entrance!
Universal Studios theme park is home to the brand new Transformers The Ride 3-D opening June 20, as well as Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and classic rides such as E.T. You will not want to miss Universal Studios on your next Orlando vacation.
Here is a short video to show you where it is, make sure to remember this tip next time you visit Universal Studios Florida.
You’ve seen the discount for Free Dining, but you are one of those families that don’t like to sit down and eat. You are on the go and don’t want to stop. Well Walt Disney World didn’t forget about you, the Disney Visa card holder resort room discount has been released to the general public.
This discount may be a better deal than the free dining, especially for those guests staying at a Disney Deluxe & Villa Resort Hotels. Your Disney Specialist (me) will price both options to make sure you are saving the most money during your vacation. This hotel discount is available for travel between 8/15/13 – 9/28/13.