Helpful Hints for First Timers from our Facebook Family
We put out a question on Facebook asking our Fans (I call them our family) forwhen they’re planning a Disney Vacation. All I can say my family delivered!
You guys really came through and offered up some really good suggestions.
If you are not a fan of us onyou are missing out on all the conversations we share. It’s really cool meeting our fans and getting to know them better. We are really blessed to have some of the smartest Disney fans on the planet.
Here are some helpful hints:
Do your homework and make res. for dining!
Don’t over-plan; there is no way you can experience everything in a week so just pick two or three things you really want to be sure to do and then let go and just have fun!
Look at a park map and have an idea what you want to see before you walk through the gates.
Go for at LEAST 3 days (Disneyland Resort) so you have an opportunity to see and do alot, although more is ALWAYS better!
It took me 5 pages to write my tips down for my friends first trip! Get there at opening is my number one.
My advice would be.. Don’t rush and have the time of your life!!!!!
When presented with a right or left option either in queues or general touring, always go left. Since the majority of the human race is right-handed, we go that way instinctively. Left will have the shorter line.
Take me with you and I’ll show you the ropes! LOL °O° I’m serious, though!
Plan ahead .. you will miss a lot if you don’t…
Get there at rope drop
Make your adr’s. Slow down and really enjoy the experiece!!
Enjoy every minute.
Just because you might not like a character or roller coaster, give it a try. A Disney ride is like an adventure. Can I offer two? Go to the nighttime entertainment (Fantasmic, Illuminations, Wish) they are amazing and like nothing you will ever see!!!
Make sure if you’re using the disney dining package or disney transportation you understand it very well before you go. Allow plenty of time for traveling to your hotel to your dining reservations if you use the buses. Look at the park maps and have an idea of what places you really want to stop at or rides you want to stop at. Don’t get overwhelmed
Bring lots of money. Just Kidding,,,,,My tip would be to breathe deeply now and then and soak it all in as much as possible. You can miss more than you could ever see.
plan, plan, plan!
Bring good walking shoes and drink plenty of water
Don’t over plan, go wih the attitude you are not going to see it all,so slow down & enjoy all that you are doing at the time, not what is next to do on the list (You can always go back) Oh & batteries, batteries, batteries, can you ever bring enough for the camera??! :0)
Take a stroller for your kids! On our trip in November, even our six year old sat in our double jogger part of the day. How much your kids enjoy the trip directly relates to how much mom & dad enjoy the trip!
Pace yourself, and take time to relax in between the park madness…
Stay on property at a Disney hotel. So worth it for many reasons!
Do your homework and have some kind of plan, but don’t stress if you have to change. Stay on property. Have fun fun fun and know when the little ones need rest.
Get to the park EARLY!!!!!
Research and plan ahead.Then realize you can’t do it all in one trip,which gives a reason to return next year.
take a break in the afternoon and relax by the pool at your hotel.
Plan but don’t over plan. Make some ADRs. Most importantly have fun
If you like a ride or attraction, do it twice, you will see so much more detail the second time that you missed the first time around. Have fun and dont expect to see/do everything in one trip.
don’t go on spring break!
stay on property…use the magical express at the airport..use the busses.. enjoy every minute and TAKE COMFORTABLE SHOES….go back to the resort to rest for an hr or so and then enjoy!!!