Seven Steps To The Perfect Walt Disney World Vacation

Approaching The Magic Kingdom at dusk

Welcome to everything Disney, Walt Disney World that is. Below are links to in-depth articles on where to stay, how to get ready for a visit, where to eat and more things to see and do.

We first visited WDW forty years ago and now live less than twenty miles away. Over the years we have seen a lot of changes and we’ve learned a few things. Let us share our ideas and information on Walt Disney World.


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The Happiest Place On Earth!  Without question, WDW is the most visited vacation destination in the world, paying host to forty million visitors a year. Adding to that the city of Orlando also features Universal Studios, Sea World and over a dozen additional major tourist attractions. All this adds up to a must-do vacation destination for a lot of families the world over.

Thunder Mountain

Far and away the star of the Orlando attractions is Walt Disney World and an experience not to be missed, especially if you have younger children.

10 Things To Consider Before You Visit WDW. If you are planning a visit in the future we have some advice to help make the most of your vacation.

First and very important is to start making reservations as far in advance as possible. Decide if you will stay inside the “World” or at one of the seemingly thousands of additional resorts outside of the property. Restaurants and special events are in high demand and the sooner you start making reservations the better your chances of getting what you want. You will also want to start making “Fast Pass” selections to get you onto rides faster.

The Liberty Belle, Frontier Land at Nite, Magic Kingdom

Where To Stay. Our recommendation is to stay inside the “World”. While it is true you can save money and often get more for your money staying off property, you will miss staying in the heart of the excitement. Often staying inside WDW can add hours of time to your park visits. First, you are already nearby when the parks open and in addition each day  a different park has early or late extra hours for WDW resort guests only. Usually the gates open an hour early or are extended by an hour.

A World of Foods To Experience. There was a time when a visit to WDW meant a day or two of fast food. No more! Walt Disney World has more restaurants, snack bars, cafes and lounges, food trucks and dinner shows than can be counted. While we would never characterize food at WDW as a bargain it is also remarkably varied and extremely good.

Several WDW eateries are rated on the best in America list. Get an early start on where you plan to eat because making reservations before you go can help you get into your choice of popular restaurants.

Special Events and More. Maybe you are planning your very first trip to WDW? Well the people at Disney World want you to have a magical time but they also have additional plans for you. You can think of it as them just wanting to make your visit extra special but they are also hoping you will want to come back over and over again. Their enticements include Christmas and Halloween parties, Food and Wine Festivals, Flower and Garden Shows, behind the scenes tours, special park events and hours, marathons, concerts and much more.  Find out all that’s going on…

A FEW OF OUR REVIEWS

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