Disney World tips


I received an email from a fellow Princeton alumnus, asking for any tips on bringing the family to Walt Disney World.

My park visits aren’t typical of how other people do it. I treat the parks like my own local suburban mall; Jill and I drop by for a few hours to stroll, peoplewatch, and grab a bite to eat. So I suggested that one of the many books on how to make the most of a Disney World visit might be a better resource. Jill also recommends AllEarsNet (http://allears.net/) as a web site with a lot of useful information on it for Disney trips.

But still, I came up with a few recommendations for him:

  • Use the Disney World web site to make FastPass+ selections so you don’t have to deal with lines when you get here.
  • Do things at nonstandard times – eat lunch outside of the typical 11am-1pm timeframe, go on rides when there’s a parade happening. That helps avoid the crowds.
  • AllEarsNet has a great list of “Overlooked Attractions” (http://allears.net/tp/ola.htm)┬áthat has ideas for a lot of the out-of-the-way less-well-known experiences that are a lot of fun. For example, we like to go to the Fort Wilderness Campgrounds for the campfire singalong and the movie.

Disney World tips