• On Jul 29, 2018
    Sharon from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! Despite being a regular at DisneyWorld, I still find it frustrating that I get so turned around in the parks! Are there any tips for not getting lost? (For example, on a particular cruise line, the fish in the carpet always swim to the front)

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Sharon. We're glad to see you! As someone who is directionally-challenged, I very much sympathize with your question. I have the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort figured out, but don't get me started on airports - shew! I'm happy to help. 

     My first tip is to visualize the theme parks as wheels. Each "land" is kind of like a spoke to a "hub" in the middle. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, for example, the Tree of Life is the hub with spokes extending to the Oasis, Pandora - The World of Avatar, Africa, Asia, and DinoLand U.S.A. If you find yourself getting turned around, use the hub of the particular theme park you're in to straighten yourself out. Either walk directly towards it or walk around it. 

     Another tip is to use the My Disney Experience mobile app. This app has a really fantastic GPS-enabled map of the Walt Disney World Resort. You can filter the map by category; I find the "restrooms" filter exceptionally useful! If you'd prefer a map in-hand, download and print the Guide Maps for each theme park. Studying them before a visit may help you from getting lost again!

     I hope this helps, Sharon!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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