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When you ask your little one what they want to see the most on their upcoming trip, they will most likely say one of the newest and most popular things currently in the park!
This is one thing that you must plan ahead for, unless of course you don’t mind spending 3 hours in line to see Merida! Kids like what is popular, so you should expect that hundreds of other parents are going to be trying to get their little ones that coveted picture too!
Here are some tips to help you avoid hours in line for one character/ride/show!
Tired of the crowds and long lines? Ever wish you can experience Walt Disney World like a VIP? You can! I’ve got five ways for how you can experience some special treatment at WDW; but let’s just keep this between us, okay?
5. Go When Crowds are Low-Many Disney regulars will tell you that the best, and sometimes only, time to visit Walt Disney World is when the crowd levels are low, such as mid-January to Spring Break, post-Spring Break to June, and after school starts to about the second week of December. During these times, the lines are almost non-existent, you find yourself with more time and less stress, and it’s a great feeling not to shuffle through crowds. You really do feel like a VIP! However, many families don’t have the flexibility of being able to travel at the low attendance times; and if you’re one of them, you can still experience what it’s like to have a non-crowded, almost private park! How? For one, I suggest arriving before rope drop at the parks. The parks usually don’t get crowded until an hour or two after opening; and the first hours of the day offer extra experiences and little to no waits. You can also tour the parks at night during one of the fireworks displays and parades. Lines and crowds are fewer because guests are all on Main Street or on the curb waiting for the show! Lastly, if you’re a Disney Resort guest, take advantage of Extra Magic Hours! These are reserved only for Disney Resorts guests and let you get in the parks earlier or stay later.
Have you been looking forward to meeting Merida at Disney World ever since you first saw “Brave”? This courageous star’s play and greet area is full of fun for young and old alike. It is definitely worth a visit during your trip to Disney.
Meeting Merida at Disney World is a fabulous character meet and greet, but it can be tricky to find! Merida meets princes and princesses in Fairytale Gardens. Despite looking at the park maps we still had a hard time finding it! Here’s the gist of finding your way to meet Merida. While standing in the hub, facing the castle, take the path to the right of the Castle that leads to Fantasyland toward the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Just past the castle on the left, nestled among the Scottish Highlands is our brave princess, Merida.
Be sure to arrive early to meet Merida! By the time we discovered her the line was just around 40 minutes towards the end of the day. My advice is to head towards Fantasyland, meet Merida, then hit up the Mad Tea Party, grab a FastPass for Peter Pan’s Flight and enjoy Fantasyland.
I’m so excited to share this Disney World Mobile Guide App update with you…and better yet, it’s on sale! I always make sure my iPhone is ready with a few apps to help us make the most of our time in the parks. It’s so awesome to have waiting time, reservation reminders, and event times right at my fingertips.
TimeStream Software announces an update of its Disney World Mobile Guide app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This app features a comprehensive list of trip-planning and in-park resources in an easy-to-use design. It provides users with wait times, interactive maps, restaurant listings, menus, park hours, parade and event times, ride descriptions, Disney hotel information, phone numbers, over 300 pages of valuable information and much more, all complemented with over 600 high-quality photos. Recognized as one of the top apps available for Walt Disney World Resort, the new Disney World Mobile Guide Version 1.7 features a wealth of valuable trip-planning and in-park resources, and it’s something you’ll want to add to your “trip planning to do list.” It even has updated information for the new Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom! I’m going to make sure and download this app, as our family hasn’t toured Magic Kingdom since the Fantasyland expansion. I’m sure there are great things we want to discover!
The new Disney World Mobile Guide Version 1.7 includes updated information for Disney’s new Fantasyland expansion at The Magic Kingdom, including:
- New Interactive Map for Fantasyland
- New Fantasyland Ride Descriptions
- New Fantasyland Wait Times
- New Fantasyland Restaurants and Menus
- New Fantasyland Photos
- And More
The Disney World Mobile Guide app is one of the most comprehensive mobile vacation planners and in-park guides available for Walt Disney World Resort today, covering nearly every aspect of the entire resort and all four theme parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- Over 120 Walt Disney World Attractions, Parades and Events
- Detailed Interactive Maps – Look great on the iPad!
- Accurate Wait Times with Multiple Displays
- Daily Park Hours
- Parade and Event Times, Descriptions and Photos
- Walt Disney World Restaurants with Menu Items
- Over 600 High-Quality Photos
- Multiple Photos per Attraction
- “On-Ride” Photos
- Walt Disney World Attractions “Tips & Strategies”
- Walt Disney World Hotels and Resorts
- One-Touch “My Favorites” Tagging
- Walt Disney World Tickets
In addition, the new Disney World Mobile Guide is the only leading Walt Disney World app with:
- Over 600 Large Photos (No small thumbnails)
- Complete Ride Descriptions with Multiple Photos
- Walt Disney World Hotel Information
- Multiple Photos per Disney Hotel
- “Quick Find” tabs for Attractions, Dining and Hotels
- Tips and Strategies for Each Attraction
- Parade Descriptions with Multiple Photos
- Event Descriptions with Multiple Photos
- Walt Disney World – Annual Events
- Walt Disney World – What’s New
- Walt Disney World – What’s Coming
- Walt Disney World – Phone Numbers
- Walt Disney World – Hotel Phone Numbers
- Walt Disney World – Tips
- Walt Disney World – Toddler Tips
- Walt Disney World – Tours
- All About Disney’s FASTPASS
- How to Plan Your Vacation
- Guests with Disabilities Information
- Vacation Planning Tips
- And more…all with photos!
The new Disney World Mobile Guide app is native to the iPhone and iPod touch, so users always have access to the content and do not have to rely on a Wi-Fi or cell signal. As a result, it works flawlessly throughout all four Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney hotels, restaurants and off-property.
It’s available now in the app store, for just $2.99! Hurry and download it at this awesome price-it’ll be invaluable when you are traveling to Walt Disney World this summer, or anytime!
Regularly $4.99, the Disney World Mobile Guide is on sale for only $2.99 for a limited time during Spring Break.
- Coming Soon: There’s Lots To Do In Line At Disney World (chipandco.com)
- Walt Disney World Resort Brings the Magic of New Fantasyland to Times Square February 14 (chipandco.com)
Even as much as my family and I love Walt Disney World, there is one part that we could easily do without- waiting in those long lines for a ride! That’s why I am so excited about the new book, “Lots To Do In Line Walt Disney World” from author Meredith Pierce. It is filled with ways to help turn waiting in line into part of the magic of the whole ride for the whole family.
Meredith Pierce previously wrote, “Lots To Do In Line Disneyland” which helps Disneyland visitors have more fun while they are waiting and now she’s bringing her magical touch to Walt Disney World. Designed to keep both kids and adults entertained, it uses the amazing visual details that the Disney Imagineers have placed in the queues and the people around you to form challenging questions along with both audio and visual treasure hunts to keep everyone entertained while they wait.
“The Imagineers have added some very clever interactive elements to some lines,” Pierce notes. “But those elements occupy only a small sliver of the time most families will spend in line. And if that’s all you focus on, your kids will miss so much of the other magic that’s just waiting to be discovered if you know where to look.”
“Disney designers (or Imagineers, as Disney calls them) have gone to a lot of trouble to make its lines interesting by packing the queue areas with delightful visual details. Trouble is, most kids and adults are so hyped for the rides that they miss the eye-catching magic on the way to them.”
This book covers all four parks at Walt Disney World-Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. One of the things that we are most excited about is it covers the new rides in Fantasyland. Another exciting aspect for us is that you are able to earn points for every correct answer you choose and points for the treasures that you see. I wonder which one of my Disney Addicts will want to be on my team?
This book is going to be a perfect read before our upcoming trip this summer. I look forward to learning new ways to have fun in line and sharing the details with you! What do you do to pass the time while you are waiting in line?
- Disneyland Planning for Disney World experts (chipandco.com)
- Use an authorized Disney vacation planner! (chipandco.com)