If you’re planning a vacation to Disney World, no doubt you have high expectations for your “happiest place on Earth” experience. With multiple theme parks, a plethora of rides and attractions, and new shows opening regularly, the amount of fun that can be had at Disney World could easily take up a week. That’s why preparation is critical to making your Disney experience one that you always imagined, especially for those who are more strapped for time. Luckily, the team at The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando are full of sage advice for those seeking a top-notch time at Disney World.
Be Smart With Your Time
There are a few key tips that will make the time you have stretch a little longer. Study the park map, so you know where you’re going and can b-line to your favorite attractions, take advantage of times when shows and fireworks are going on to snag seats on popular rides without as much of a crowd. For the lull’s, be sure to take advantage of FastPass, and try to coordinate the time waiting in line to finish when your next FastPass window opens.
Be in the Know with the Latest Attractions
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of new shows, rides, and parades that happen on the daily at Disney World. Streamline your day by researching what’s new at the park, and note the showtimes you don’t want to miss. Some things you can look forward to this year are:
- Star Wars: Secrets of The Empire Hyper-Reality Experience
- New “UP” Show coming this spring
- Toy Story Land coming in summer 2018
Choose Which Parks You Want to Visit
While it might be tempting to try to visit most of the parks during your vacation, we highly recommend following the motto; less is more. Be realistic with your time and plan to take advantage of everything each park has to offer instead of skimming through a group of them. Here are the current park offerings at Disney World:
- Animal Kingdom
- Magic Kingdom
- Hollywood Studios
- Typhoon Lagoon
- Blizzard Beach
Stay Near All the Action
One of the most important things you can do to help your Disney trip go smoothly is by booking a hotel near the park itself. By avoiding traffic, worrying about parking, and wasting time getting to and from your hotel and the resort, you’ll be able to spend more time actually enjoying yourself. The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando is only minutes away from Disney World and offers residential-style suites and a brand new water park. Plus they offer transportation directly to and from the park! Check out their site to reserve a suite for your next trip here.