Planning a Disney Vacation? Avoid these Disney World Vacation Mistakes!

Planning a Disney Vacation?  Avoid these Disney World Vacation Mistakes!
Planning a Disney Vacation? Avoid these Disney World Vacation Mistakes!

Planning a Disney vacation is exciting and fun but to make sure you truly enjoy your trip, avoid these Disney World vacation mistakes. 

Consider Timing to Avoid a Disney World Vacation Mistake

There was a time when you could pretty much plan a Disney trip whenever it suited your schedule.  Nowadays planning a Disney vacation is serious business.  If you don’t like crowds you may want to choose a time like January or February, however, if you are planning a Disney vacation around a season like Halloween or Christmas be prepared for crowds.  When it is crowded you get fewer rides done and stand in long lines.  Consider your timing. 

Consider the weather to Avoid a Disney World Vacation Mistake

The weather is something that of course no one can control, however in Florida it can make or break your Disney vacation planning.  I tell all my clients to start following Orlando weather 2 to 3 weeks before their vacation and they will get a good idea of what to pack.  Also, do a little research on the seasonal weather in Florida.  It can be hot almost anytime in Florida, but it is cooler in some seasons so just learn a little about the area before planning.  

Avoid the Planning Mistake of not Planning for Meals

Many people who plan a Disney vacation make the mistake of thinking they will just eat on the go.  Disney has so many cool options for eating and even offers plans for dining to make life easy for planning.  If you have not been to Disney World in a while make sure you check out the many nice restaurants and quick service venues.  You will be pleasantly surprised.  

Avoid the Disney Vacation Planning Mistake of the Wrong Footwear

Walking in Walt Disney World or any of the Disney parks really will put miles on your shoes.   All of the parks are meant to be enjoyed on foot, and if you make the mistake of wearing inappropriate footwear you can ruin your entire vacation.  

Avoid the Disney Vacation Planning Mistake of Staying at a Non-Disney Resort

We all try to save as much as possible with planning any vacation.  However, you will get the most bang for your buck at a Disney Resort.  Disney rewards guests for staying at their resorts with extra hours in the parks, free resort parking and free transportation to and from the parks.  In my opinion, the best perk is the extra hours in the park either at the beginning or the end of the day.    Disney has a resort for every pocketbook and it is a good idea to check out your options.  You spend a lot on your vacation, make the most of every moment.

When You are Planning a Disney Vacation Get the Right Ticket Package

Be sure to check everywhere possible to determine what tickets are available. Disney is doing an amazing job of putting together travel packages that allow families to get exactly what they want.  Make sure you purchase tickets for the days you need them.  Many people forget that is they fly in late in the day, there is no need to buy a ticket for that day.  The same applies to the day you leave.  If you leave first thing in the morning, no need to buy a ticket for that day.  

Planning a Disney vacation is lots of fun and it never hurts to get a little help.  As an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, I help my clients get exactly what they want out of their vacation.  Whether you a first-time visitor to Walt Disney World or an old hand,  I am happy to be as involved as you need and make sure you know all the current options available.  You can also visit YourMouseExpert.com and see the current Disney Deals.  

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