Last month I headed to Florida for a much needed vacation with my bestie. Disney World was kind enough to provide us with complimentary tickets for our trip. Though I had just been to Disney World in January, I was itching to go back, if for no other reason than to visit the cutest restrooms in the world. Seriously…this Tangled area. I could die from the cuteness.
So, before I jump into the obligatory vacation snapshots, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your trip!
- Download the My Disney Experience App. It’s the easiest and best way to stay on top of wait times, character experiences and more.
- Speaking of that app…visit it before your trip to get an idea of what is on your “must do” list that has a potentially long wait time. When you get your tickets, hop on the app immediately to get your fast passes for those rides. (If you’re staying on site you can set up your fast passes via the app even earlier with your reservation number!)
- Once you’ve used all of your fast passes, hop back on the app or visit a fast pass kiosk in the park to set up a new one. You can continue to add one new fast pass throughout the day after yours is used.
- The biggest and best gift shops are located near the entrance (and therefore the exit) of each park. I always save shopping for the end of the trip, just in case I change my mind about what I want to buy. If you see something you love in one of the specialty gift shops, though, buy it! You can always have it delivered to a location near the park exit so you don’t have to keep up with it all day.
- Stay hydrated! You can get free ice water throughout the park.
- Wear comfortable shoes. You probably already knew this, but…it’s worth repeating. It’s not a bad idea to have a bandaid or two on you for a possible blister. Just in case.
Now…about our trip… Fantasyland is always my favorite. It was Steve’s first time on Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid. Of course we did all of the favorites like Peter Pan’s Flight, It’s A Small World and The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh, too. We didn’t get the chance to do Seven Dwarfs Mine Train on this trip. You have to have something to look forward to on your next trip, right? Over in Tomorrowland we checked out Monster’s, Inc. Laugh Floor. It turned out I was sitting with That Guy. (If you’ve never seen the show, you’ll just have to check it out yourself to see what I mean.) And since I’m 100% sure I’ll never hear the end of it for including a picture of him if I don’t include a picture of me…here I am cuddling my favorite dwarf. Of course it’s not a trip to the Magic Kingdom without a trip through Cinderella’s Castle. Back in January we visited Cinderella’s Royal Table and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, both of which are located inside the castle. Each one is a must do if you’re traveling with any little princess lovers. That’s only a tiny bit of our trip. We squeezed in a few more favorites at Magic Kingdom like Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion-and I haven’t even touched our trip to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Of course this isn’t Good Bye to Disney World. It’s just see you next time.