Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Jan 31, 2022
    Angela from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I’m attending Disney World for the first time ever!! Please send me important tips, tricks, and inside info on what not to miss! Info on rides, wait times, reservations, etc. would also be helpful!

    Welcome to planDisney, Angela!! I'm so excited for you and happy to help you feel prepared for your very first visit to Walt Disney World Resort in just a few days!!

    Before you leave, be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes for all of the magical miles you will rack up! I would also suggest taking a park bag so that you can have essentials with you at the theme parks. I always carry a backup battery, hand sanitizer, tissues, and pain reliever, just to name a few items.

    You will need to make theme park reservations before you arrive in order to visit the parks. You can do this through your My Disney Experience account. Be sure to download the My Disney Experience app so you will have quick and easy access to your park tickets, reservations, park maps, attraction wait times, entertainment info, and so much more! My favorite way to save time in the parks is to use Mobile Food and Beverage Ordering through the app. 

    Even though you're arriving in just a few days, you can still check for advanced dining reservations. There's a possibility that availability will open up due to last-minute cancellations. Some of my favorite restaurants are Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom Park, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria at EPCOT, and The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs. There are many restaurants that also offer a Walk-Up List if you prefer to be spontaneous. 

    If you are staying at a Disney Resorts Collection Hotel, there are so many great benefits to look forward to! As a hotel guest, you will receive complimentary resort transportation to and from the theme parks and Disney Springs. You can also enjoy Early Theme Park Entry to all of the parks each day of your stay!

    When you first arrive at a theme park, be sure to get a complimentary "1st Time Visit" button! If you plan to ride some attractions, I have some favorites to suggest that are not-to-be-missed! At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway are must-dos! I would also suggest checking at Toy Story Land because it is unique to Walt Disney World. At EPCOT, Frozen Ever After and Remy's Ratatouille Adventure are my top picks!  When visiting Animal Kingdom, Pandora - The World of Avatar is a beautiful, must-see land, especially at night. At the iconic Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to have your picture taken in front of Cinderella Castle by a Disney PhotoPass photographer before riding some of my favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. 

    Because you are visiting during The Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Celebration, be sure to check out the Beacons of Magic at all four theme parks, Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom, and my favorite, Harmonious at EPCOT!

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted vacation at The Most Magical Place on Earth! Have so much fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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