It’s official – Disneyland and Walt Disney World versions of Splash Mountain will be rethemed to The Princess and the Frog. Personally, I think this is a GREAT idea, and I am glad Disney did it. Why do I feel that way? Here’s more…
Disney just announced some reopening dates for Disney World in Florida. JULY 11TH, Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom would re-open. Then JULY 15TH Hollywood Studios and EPCOT will open, too. Disney Springs is already open, and I suspect the water parks will stay closed longer because crowds are more contained and germs seem easier to spread in that environment.
Obviously, there are a bunch of rules and guidelines we’ll all have to follow. Things like wearing masks, temperature checks, social distancing. Apparently some kind of (as yet to be revealed) park reservation system. Parades, fireworks, character dining are on hold, too, since they want to avoid crowds however possible. Lots more to consider though, some of which I cover in more detail here:
You’ve figured out what you want to do and You may be thinking this is an obvious question, but there are a few nuances that first-timers may not know about that I want to shed some light on.
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One of the biggest dilemmas of any Walt Disney World trip is figuring out what you want to do. There are so many options to consider for your trip, including 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, Disney Springs, hundreds of restaurants and attractions, shows, tours, and more. With all of these options, and the understanding that you can’t possibly see and do everything in one trip (even a 7-day trip) here are some tips to figure out what to include in your itinerary.
I get asked a lot about how to plan the perfect trip for Walt Disney World. It’s actually pretty involved, but I’m always happy to help. I’ve got some of the content already, so this post will actually serve as more of a “pinned guide” so that you can easily find the articles that most apply to you. I’ll continue to add to this as I continue to write these articles!
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Budgeting is a huge part of planning a Walt Disney World Trip. With so many options and add-ons, knowing how much you have to spend is a crucial component to your pre-planning. What’s as important as how much you have to spend, though, is prioritizing what you really want to do on your trip. Do you want more days in the parks, or a nicer hotel? Do you want to snack around the parks, or enjoy fine dining?
These are all trade offs that are crucial to understand as you allocate your budget. Below is a list of the things you should consider (and estimated price ranges where it makes sense) while you try and hash out the perfect trip around a reasonable budget:
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Disney has a lot of their own terms for things. Since communication is key, especially when interacting with cast members, I thought it would be helpful to outline some of the most common terms that you’ll encounter:
Let me preface this by admitting I am not an expert in 5-year old’s, and whether or not your child is a boy or a girl may have a bit of an impact. But I was recently asked this question on Quora, and I thought it was interesting enough to post here, too. Here are the questions I’d ask to pick a park if I was bringing a 5 year old:
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Would you rather? Disney Edition Part 1
Would you rather is a super fun game to play especially while waiting in line for your favorite Disney attractions. We can’t do that right now, though, so the next best thing is Would You Rather – Disney Edition YouTube videos! YAY! I collected 14 questions from my fellow Disney YouTubers and answer them in this video. Thank you to everyone who fed me a question (and you can see all of them and their channels in the description of the YouTube video).