One of the many questions people ask when planning a Disney vacation relate to money. How much is it going to cost? Is it worth that price? How will I be able to save that much? Well don’t look no further! There are some great ways to save for a Disney vacation, and you can start today. These are some great ways to save money every day and you can apply those savings towards your Disney vacation.
Our Mouse Travels team took on the task of giving you their opinion on which Disney theme park destination in the United States did staple attractions better. This is the second Who Does It Better? Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World recap from agents RJ and Brad and agency owner, Amy Miller. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Our Mouse Travels team took on the task of giving you their opinion on which Disney theme park destination in the United States did staple attractions better. This is the first Who Does It Better? Disneyland vs. Walt Disney World recap from agents RJ and Brad and agency owner, Amy Miller. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Disneyland is a great park, arguably a better park than the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. But even though we spent three days at the Disneyland Resort recently, I still wouldn’t consider it a bonafide vacation destination by itself. At Walt Disney World, not only are there four parks, but there’s also water parks, mini-golf courses, resorts to visit, and dozens of dining experiences all over the property. You can’t fit everything in, even in a week. At Disneyland most people drive in or walk over for a full day of rides and attractions solely in the parks. It seems that the park is designed for that type of guest as well.
1. Ride All The Rides | Just because the kids aren’t there doesn’t mean I’m not going to have fun. In fact, I would take advantage of the “Single Rider” line and hopefully go on more rides. No kids to slow me down, baby! Tower of Terror, Toy Story Midway Mania, Flight of Passage, Test Track, Big Thunder, Space & all the mountains, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peoplemover, It’s A Small World, even Frozen Ever After. That’s right! Watch out, here I come!
1. Walk More | That seems like a silly thing to say. After all, the shortest lap around Epcot itself is almost three miles. If you combine all four parks, some people have charted just a single lap “around the world” between eight to nine miles.
It wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility to walk 70 miles or more altogether for a week long vacation. My dogs are barking just thinking about it! Well, what I mean is that I would actually walk, stroll, saunter, and daudle more. I would take my time and not be in such a rush. Sure, I would still take advantage of FastPasses and all that, but I would do less criss-crossing and just enjoy attractions as I came to them.
So probably, hopefully, I would actually walk less.
When Toy Story Land opens at Hollywood Studios in Summer 2018, what will the new line up of FastPasses look like? Disney will be looking to control the flow of guests going to explore this new land and a hint of how at least the first year will look could be taken from the recent opening of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom.
Currently at Hollywood Studios the FastPass+ Line up is as follows:
For most who go on vacation, running a 5k is the furthest thing from their mind. This is exactly what my wife and I did though while we were honeymooning on a Disney cruise in May. No matter if you are an experienced runner or casual walker, the Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay 5k is a fun run for all! There are some parts of the experience we wish we knew before taking part in and I am going to give you those tips!
Welcome! That is the first word used by Walt Disney himself as he dedicated Disneyland in July of 1955. Of course he wanted guests to feel welcome while in his park, but from early on, his plans for Disneyland were much larger than just a park. He hoped his park would be so enjoyable and so different from anything else people had experienced that guests would travel long distances to visit it. In which case, Walt wanted to build a hotel so they could stay overnight. In fact, his original goal was to have many hotels around Disneyland, but limited funds would not allow it at first, so he settled for the Disneyland Hotel which was finished just a few months after the park opened. And unfortunately, by the time Walt was able to build more, other companies had beat him to the punch and surrounded Disneyland by what he considered to be second-rate cheap eye-sores. Always planning ahead and putting the guests experience first, Walt planned on his hotel to be part of the magic, part of the overall experience. We take it for granted today, but that was revolutionary for the time. It was unheard of to expect a guest to visit a park for a day and spend so much time there that they had to stay overnight, not only that, but that they might want to go back the next day. You could say that Walt wanted to make it so convenient for guests to stay the night that it didn’t feel as much like a hotel, but they were welcome to make it a home away from home.
There’s a buzz going around Disney World traveler circles that the “Free Dining” promotion may be coming out soon. Whether it is or not, I thought it was a good time to address the age old question that is often asked in a variety of ways: “Is the Disney Dining Plan worth it?” “Will I save money going with the Disney Dining Plan?” “Why do Disney nuts lose their ever lovin’ minds when this promotion comes out? What’s the big deal?”