So we returned just a few days ago from our most recent trip to Disney World, and I wanted to share a little about what I learned on this trip with you.
1. WEAR TENNIS SHOES! Before this trip, I would have argued this point with you. Tennis shoes are hot. They are gross if they get wet. But this year, I decided to try it out, and I tell you, I will never wear flip-flops at Disney World again! My feet and legs felt so much better after wearing tennis shoes. If you are worried about getting wet, take a cheap pair of flip-flops in your bag. The tennis shoes are so worth it!
2. USE FASTPASS! Well, this is a given. But sometimes, you'll see that the wait is only like 30 minutes, and you know if you use your fastpass you won't be able to get another one for a couple of hours, so you decide to wait. Disney does their best to estimate wait times, but they are not always accurate. Sometimes I have waited in line up to 20 minutes longer than the posted wait time. The FASTPASS is SO worth it! Don't wait in line!
3. IF YOU'RE ON THE DINING PLAN, USE YOUR SNACK CREDITS! We ended up with 19 snack credits left over on the last day of our trip. That means when we were waiting in line over an hour for Splash Mountain (did I say how important it was to use FASTPASS?) we could have been enjoying a nice Mickey popsicle, or a cold drink. Don't try to save them for later! Use them!
4. PLEASE RAIN ON MY PARADE. No one wants rain on their Disney World vacation, but we did have a totally overcast, rainy day this year, and it wasn't that horrible. The only bad thing was that we lost our Test Track FASTPASSES because they had to stop the ride due to rain. Otherwise, though, the temperature was cool, the park was less crowded, and it turned out to be a fairly nice day. It was definitely the most comfortable day of our vacation.
We also checked out the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course this time, for the first time, and really enjoyed it. You do have to pay extra for it, but it was a fun afternoon activity after we were done with Hollywood Studios.
The great thing about Disney World is that there's so much to do, every vacation is different. I learn something new every year. This year was no exception. :)
Until next time...