Walt Disney World – How to Navigate the Happiest Place on Earth

For those who have traveled to Walt Disney World before, it’s evident that having a plan in place for each of your days is a must. Without strategy, the happiest place on earth can easily turn into the crabbiest place on earth. Fortunately, our agents have the personal experience and knowledge and can share some useful tips to help you navigate your parks to optimize your time and experience!

Work your way backwards in the Parks

When you enter the park in the morning, the majority of the crowds are going to stampede to the first attractions they see – optimize your time, and head over to an area that is further from the entrance. For example, when you are in Magic Kingdom, head over to Frontier Land for a morning ride on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Splash Mountain. Take a ride on the People Mover in Tomorrowland. Most of the crowds are going to rush for the closest attractions, and most of those are in Fantasy Land. This is how I usually work the parks when I am there, and most days, it works incredibly well for myself and my travel companions!

Download Park Attraction Smartphone Apps

There are multiple Smartphone Applications that have the current wait times for Attractions at all four parks – I have used these multiple times on my Walt Disney World vacations, and they have proven themselves to be reliable and valuable. If you see that Space Mountain has a 10 minute wait, head on over!

Take Breaks

For those who don’t have the Park Hopper Option and only have one entrance to the park, it’s important to find a way to rest – fortunately, I’ve found that there are some attractions that allow you to rest and just enjoy the ride. Here are some of my favorites:

Magic Kingdom: People Mover, It’s a Small World, Mickey’s Philharmagic, Pirates of the Caribbean. Tom Sawyer’s Island (accessible by ferry from Frontierland), are all an incredible way to let the kids explore at their own pace, with no lines to stand in.

Epcot: Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, and any of the World Showcase Rides. Checkout Mexico, America, France, China, and Canada for some really cool shows.

Animal Kingdom: Head over to Dinoland to relax in the Boneyard – this is a great place for the kiddies to play while you catch some shade!

Hollywood Studios: The Great Movie Ride.

Have a Travel Agent put together your trip

I cannot possibly cover everything about Disney in one blog, or even 100 blogs. Fortunately, we have many agents in our agency who can help you navigate these parks and put together your itinerary to ensure that your Disney Vacation runs smoothly. From your flights, to your hotel room, down to the meal reservations, we are here to help you through every step that leads you to an unforgettable vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth.


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