Important things to remember before planning a holiday to Walt Disney World

There are many things to consider before planning a holiday to Walt Disney World

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A trip to Walt Disney World is not only a rite of passage for children the world over but for the young at heart as well.

However, as one of the most popular theme parks on the planet, there are a number of things of which you should be aware before booking plane tickets to America.

In this post, we’ll share a few key tips that will make this trip a memorable one for you and your loved ones.

You can pre-buy tickets online (but beware!)

Of all the experiences that one can have at Walt Disney World, waiting in line to buy admission tickets ranks somewhere near the bottom.

However, in the 21st century, park goers can buy their tickets on the internet ahead of time. Even so, they should take care, as there are a number of scam sites that pretend to issue tickets in exchange for your hard-earned money.

In order to avoid this stress-inducing problem, be sure to use an authorised website to buy your tickets.

Book Early For Best Hotel Prices

As you can imagine hotels get booked up pretty quickly in and around Disney so for the best chance of securing your room and getting the lowest prices, get in early. There are some great hotel options such as the Westgate hotel & spa in Orlando so be sure to plan ahead and secure the best rooms in advance.

Consider signing up for the Disney Dining Plan

Buying park tickets aren’t the only thing that you can do before leaving for Orlando. You can also apply for the Disney Dining Plan, which allows you to pre-load cash onto a meal card.

This allows you to walk into a number of quick-serve restaurants throughout Walt Disney World and purchase food with the simple swipe of a card.

This system doesn’t work in many of this resort’s fancier restaurants, but when you are busy trying to corral your kids, there’s something to be said for not having to rummage through your pockets for cash or your debit/credit cards.

Skip the long lines for popular rides using FastPass+

As we alluded to earlier, lines suck. The only thing worse than having to buy tickets at Walt Disney World is having to wait an excessive amount of time to get on one of its most popular rides.

In order to allow their guests to experience what their parks have to offer in a more time-efficient manner, Disney debuted the FastPass+ system.

It allows guests to make reservations to board rides up to 60 days in advance, so if you are dying to try Space Mountain, but you don’t want to spend 10% of your day waiting under the Florida sun, it may be worth your while to save your slot in line in the weeks prior to leaving for Walt Disney World.