Hey friends, it’s me Allie again. I am here to share with you Part 2 of my How to Disney World: Tips and Trick 2015. Click here to view Part 1. Here are my last 8 suggestions to making the most out of your Walt Disney World Stay. Thank you so much for stopping by!
How to Disney World: Tips & Tricks 2015
#9 Memory Maker PhotoPass: If you are obsessed with taking the magic home with you in the form of pictures, then the Memory Maker is just the thing for you. Memory Maker is $170.00 if you pre-purchase this option before your stay. It is an additional $30.00 if you add it on during your stay. Of course, this option makes the most sense if you are staying for an extended period of time. What the Memory Maker PhotoPass is, is digital access to every single photo taken of you and your party in the parks by a cast member. Anytime your photo is taken by a cast member, whether it be in front of Cinderella’s Castle, at dinner, at a ride, in front of a scenic shot, etc., the cast member will scan that picture to your magic band. For 30 days after your trip you have the opportunity to download each and every picture straight to your computer. You can even print out the pictures at your leisure. You will own all rights to the photos. Cast members are trained to take pictures from the best angles and they all carry professional grade cameras. They even take multiple pictures to assure efficiency. If you feel like you can not afford this option, don’t fret. Cast members will gladly take photos of you using your personal cameras as well.
#10 Snacks to Try: In no particular order, here are some amazing Disney snacks… Mickey ice cream bar, Mickey ice cream sandwich, Mickey shaped pretzel with cheese, Dole-Whip (oh man dole-whip. I can not say enough about dole-whip), Disney Starbucks (located at most of the parks), giant turkey leg, waffle sandwich (both savory or sweet), the grey stuff (located in the Be Our Guest restaurant), Mickey shaped chocolate dipped rice crispy treat, and beignets.
#11 Ponchos: Disney is known for their short sporadic rainfalls. Odds are you’re going to get rained on at least once during your magical stay. My suggestion would be to bring a poncho from home. You can buy ponchos at the dollar store for… well… yeah… a dollar. Ponchos in the park are an upward of $10.00. Save yourself some money and throw one in your travel bag.
#12: Nostalgic Disney Opportunities: One really nostalgic thing to do when visiting the parks is to purchase an autograph book and get autographs from all of your favorite characters, princesses, princes and cast members. Another really nostalgic thing to do is to engage in pin trading. You can purchase Disney Pins from any participating shop in Walt Disney World, then simply ask cast members to trade pins with you. 9 out of 10 times the cast members have to trade with you. Both autograph books and pin lanyards are wonderful keepsakes to take home with you from your vacation.
#13 Stay Hydrated. Wear Comfy Clothes and Comfy Shoes. Get Enough Rest. Make Sure to Eat Enough to Stay Energized Throughout The Day: This is SO soooooo important. Please try to stay hydrated most of all. It can get up to 95+ degrees in the parks. Safety first friends.
#14 Cooling Off: Take advantage of the shopping and the indoor shows. It’s an amazing experience and a great way to cool down. And it’s a lot of fun!
#15 Rides During Parades: If you happen to be visiting a park more than once during your stay, I would definitely suggest taking one of those days to take advantage of all of their parades. Their parades are probably one of the most magical reasons to visit Walt Disney World. They’re so full of color, and entertainment, and dancing, and singing, and just pure happiness. If you’re going back to that park another day, and you have already watched the parades, use that time to jump onto some of the more popular rides. Most people in the park are lined up to watch the parade during that time so wait times are significantly shorter.
#16 EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHILD: This is your vacation. Make the most out of it. Make it all about you and your loved ones. Make it the most magical experience of your life. Go on all the rides you want to go on. See all the shows. Meet all the characters. High-five staff members. Laugh. Sing. Dance. Play along. Eat new foods. Try new things. Take silly photos. And most importantly, live as if you were a kid again.
I really hope this article was helpful. I appreciate you checking it out. I thank you for reading and I hope you are having a beautiful day. Below is the link to the youtube video I made on this subject, if you’re interested in checking it out. Thank you all so much again.
How flipping awesome are these last 8 tips?! On a side note I did try and convince my boyfriend to take me to Disney, as predicted it didn’t go over well-maybe there is a way to trick him into going?! Thanks again to Allison and her awesome Disney World series!