Mom and daughter in GOTG - Guardians of the Galaxy
  • On Aug 23, 2022
    Kristie from DE Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am heading to Disney the week of October 8th. just found out this is one of the busiest weeks in the fall. I have not been to Disney is awhile and it seems a lot has changed. We are not staying in Disney so I'm not sure where to start.

    Hey there, Kristie!

    Okay, first, breathe! I get where you are coming from with planning for your Walt Disney World vacation. A lot has changed if you haven't been in a while, but there's so much more to explore! 

    Let's start with some tips to help you navigate a busy week. First, rope drop. That's where you head into the theme parks in the morning just as they are opening up. Getting an early start will allow you an opportunity to head straight for some of the most popular attractions and get them done before the late sleepers or big morning breakfast people head in. 

    Next, use the brand new Genie+ and Lightning Lane options. While these features do cost a little more, they can be a huge time saver. You book a return time for a particular attraction, then you can go and check out some of the other rides or grab something to eat without waiting in line.

    Another tip is to use the Virtual Queues. From time to time, some attractions will be placed in a virtual queue, so there's no waiting in a regular line. You'll have two chances to get into a virtual queue, at 7 AM and again at 1 PM. Right now, the newest attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind uses this system, so you won't have to wait in a regular line when you get to the park. 

    Kristie, make sure you've made theme park reservations, which may not have been a thing last time you visited. And if you have anything else we can help with, we are right here for you!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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