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It's Not Such a Small World After All

It's Not Such a Small World After All

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If you’ve read this chapter, you know that touring Walt Disney World is no simple walk in the park. Here are some tips and tricks to help you:

“It’s easy to add additional FastPasses after you’ve used your first three. Just stop by one of the kiosks in a park and select from one of the attractions available—even if the time shown isn’t optimal. Once you’ve made the reservation on the kiosk, you can easily change the time on the MyDisneyExperience app on your smartphone. One final tip: The kiosk screens work better if you use your fingernail rather than your finger tip.”

Contributed by Sherry Rohlfing, a winner in our Reader Tip Contest

“If you’re staying on-site (and why wouldn’t you?), and a park is open quite late, be sure to stay as late as possible (take a rest during the day if needed). The park thins out considerably, first with those staying off-site and then even with those staying on-site. You can get on everything with no wait time. Plus the parks look particularly beautiful at night. There’s something about walking around when it’s pitch black with all of the lights and no crowds. You can really immerse yourself into the experience. Oh, and keep in mind that some parks may stay open later than publicized times—check with a cast member while you’re at the park. For instance, during Christmas season Disney may publicize an 11:00 pm closing for the Magic Kingdom but it won’t close until 1:00 am!”

Contributed by Shirley Garcowski, a winner in our Reader Tip Contest

“It can be hard to slow down when you’re at the parks because it feels like ‘time is money’ (wanting to make the most of your day by getting a lot in). However, some of the sweetest moments can happen when you find a quiet spot to sit and enjoy an ice cream with your family. Plan on some rest even while at the park. It may just be one of your favorite memories.”

Contributed by Genevieve Daniel, a winner in our Reader Tip Contest .

Magical Memories

“We were standing at a tall table in Epcot, near the Port of Entry, on a beautiful, sunny day. The sky was clear and deep blue, there was a gentle breeze, and we were happy! We were sipping on glasses of sparkling, rosé champagne to celebrate our surprise engagement the week before. That’s when a lovely couple approached us and said that they had to leave now, and would we like their FastPass tickets for Soarin’ - oh my! (This was before FastPass+.) Our favourite ride in our favourite Disney park - yes, please! It was a brief yet perfect moment, and has stayed with us as one of our favourite Magical Moments from Walt Disney World.”

...as told by Disney vacationer Carolyn Brooke-Millward

“One of my most precious Disney memories happened on my kids’ first trip. On our first morning there, my husband hustled out of the hotel room with our three-year-old to make rope-drop. I was feeling left out as I finished getting our nine-month-old son ready for the day. What was I going to do with a baby at the Magic Kingdom? My mother and I arrived at the gates, and the park was still almost empty. The Main Street Trolley was loading, with the Dapper Dans standing at the back. I usually skip the Trolley, but I thought, why not? I rode up Main Street with my mom next to me and my baby in my arms, while being serenaded by the Dapper Dans, and I realized this was going to be a magical trip!”

...as told by Disney vacationer Tracy Bratlie

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Top Photo Slice: Farewell signs in different languages at the end of “it’s a small world” (℗ 2240) Photo contributed by © Meggera


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