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When planning your Walt Disney World vacation, one question that might come up is, “How will we get around Disney World?” I know it can be a challenge sometimes, but Disney World Transportation has the answers for you!
If you’re staying at a WDW Resort (which I highly recommend, as it has comes with many perks!), then you have a free ride from Orlando Airport to your Resort via Disney’s Magical Express, a bus and luggage service that brings your and your bags from the airport to your resort and back again at the end of your stay.
Once you’re at WDW, there are several ways to make it from point A to point B:
Bus – this is one of the more common modes of transit at WDW (and the one I am most familiar with, since it’s the only way to get from any of the Value Resorts to the Parks). Buses travel from all Resorts to the Theme Parks, Downtown Disney, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and the Water Parks. The buses are large and offer a lot of seating and standing room, and usually run around 15 minutes apart (or more often during high volume times). It’s definitely not a speedy way to get around, so be sure to plan for extra travel time in your schedule when utilizing the bus system.
Monorail – This is a fun way to travel, high above the ground, and you get some great views along the way! The monorail travel from the Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary Resorts in a loop, and another monorail makes the trip between the Transportation and Ticket Center and Epcot, and a 3rd travels from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom. It’s a quick and convenient way to travel, and the Resort monorail gives you almost instant access to the Magic Kingdom, and what could be better than that?
So you’ve decided to go to Walt Disney World for your vacation – first off, let me congratulate you on making such a smart decision! So now that you know where you’re going, it’s time to plan – and if it’s your first trip, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the information that’s out there. So, here’s some tips on what you can expect for your WDW trip:
“Not Your Typical Vacation” – WDW is a fast paced, crowded world of Parks and Resorts, and for many its not exactly what you would call “relaxing”. That being said, there ARE ways you can relax and enjoy your surroundings – you can “Resort Hop” and check out the shops, take a stroll, and grab a drink at the bar of all the different WDW Resorts, or you can spend the morning at the Park and leave after lunch (when the Parks tend to get more crowded), for a nap and some pool time back at your Resort, or you can check out some of the lesser known WDW Restaurants and try some new and unique cuisine
The Weather – Florida weather can be….unpredictable at best. During the summer, its likely that it will rain most afternoons, so be prepared and bring a poncho along with you while touring the Parks. The heat and sun can be intense too, so I recommend lots of sunscreen and plenty of water to help you stay hydrated and happy! Basically, expect the unexpected and prepare for any/every scenario when it comes to Disney World weather
While a vacation should be relaxing, it can also be stressful! Disney World is meant to take you back to the days of carefree childhood where magic and adventure is real and possible; but when trying to make flights, keep schedules, count cash, and haul strollers, a vacation can be anything but relaxing.
So today I have some suggestions for how you can have a carefree Disney vacation. Enjoy!
5. Take Breaks-While some guests many not have the time and flexibility to take a break during their days at the park, we highly suggest that those who can definitely should! The Florida heat can be intense, especially after walking most of the day. Being hot and tired, especially with kids in tow, is a recipe for disaster; so don’t set yourself up for stress, take a break during the heat of the day!
4. Get Up Early-Many Disney guests argue that since they’re on vacation, they should sleep in and relax; but what they fail to realize is that waking late and hitting the parks several hours after opening is anything but relaxing, especially during peak season. So hit the parks early and take a nap later for a more carefree Disney experience.
Summer is coming to an end, kids are heading back to school, and that means it’s time to return to routine; but even though those long, lazy summer days are drawing to a close, that doesn’t mean you can’t go on vacation, especially if it’s a Disney Vacation!
Among Disney regulars, September is one of the best times of year to visit WDW; and here are five reasons why!
5. Art of Animation’s Little Mermaid Wing Opens-On September 15, Disney’s newest resort, the Art of Animation, opens its final wing themed after the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid! At this wing of the resort, you get the chance to step inside the world presented in the film which only continues when you step into your resort room!
Last week, I had the privilege of traveling to Walt Disney World with 28 youth while I was 32 weeks pregnant!! Luckily, I wasn’t traveling with my own boys, ages 11 and 3, and I was there in February so I didn’t feel too guilty for not riding all the rides and seeing all the shows!
This trip was a whole new experience for me since I was so pregnant! I thought I was prepared, but honestly I wasn’t! I should have “trained” more by walking around my neighborhood and should have thought harder about things I would need while in the parks. So, after my personal mistakes from last week, I’ve created a list of 10 things you’ll need to have if you are traveling to Walt Disney World pregnant… especially if it’s in the summer months!