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- What resort do you recommend for large parties?
I recommend staying at a resort with a suite option. These include Deluxe Villas of Disney Vacation Club, the Family Suites at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation.
- Can I bring my pet to Disney World?
If your pet is a service animal, they can come to the park — view those details here. Also, Disney has a pet daycare kennel service — check it out here!
- What is a good age to bring my children to Disney?
This really depends on you and your family! Kids can visit Disney World at any age, there may just be limitations to what they can do while they are there depending on their age and height. Check out our Infant and Toddler FAQ and Travel Tips for Children Ages 5 – 11.
- When the cheapest time to visit?
Keep in mind prices can really fluctuate throughout the year and things are always changing.
- Where can I purchase tickets?
Disney World theme park tickets can be purchased online, at your resort, or at Guest Services.
- What is a park hopper ticket?
A park hopper ticket is a ticket that allows you to visit multiple Disney World theme parks in one day. You will be able to go to all four parks with the same ticket and there is no limit to the number of times you can enter the park in a day. So, yes you can leave and come back.
- Can children get in for free?
Kids under the age of 3 are free.
Click the FAQs below for links to other useful ticket information:
- Do I need a hopper ticket?
- How much do tickets cost?
- What does my admission ticket include?
- What are Park Hopper Plus tickets? Are these for the water parks?
- How do I get Will Call tickets?
- Are my old unused tickets still eligible for use?
- What happens to my unused tickets?
- Can I upgrade my tickets?
- What is FastPass+?
Do I need it? FastPasses allow you to ride a particular ride at a certain time without waiting in line. If you are wanting to shave wait times off your trip then, yes, you need them! Click here to read about FastPass+ mistakes you don’t want to make!
- How do I get a FastPass?
You can download the My Disney Experience App or you can visit a FastPass kiosk inside the park.
- When can I book a FastPass?
FastPasses can be booked 60 days in advance if you are a Disney resort guest. If not, they can be booked 30 days in advance.
- Which rides have FastPass?
Check our FastPass page for a listing of which rides have FastPass. And click here to read about attractions you shouldn’t waste a FastPass on!
My Disney Experience App
- What is a value resort?
These are typically the cheapest resort option on property. Amenities at value-priced resorts include food courts, pizza delivery, luggage service (hourly), swimming pools, bus transportation.
- What is a moderate resort?
Moderate resorts are the middle tier of Disney resorts. Amenities at moderate-priced resorts include full-service restaurants, food courts, room service (limited), luggage service, swimming pools with a slide and hot tub, on-site recreation, bus or boat transportation.
- What is a deluxe resort?
These are the most expensive resorts on property. Amenities include full-service restaurants, room service, luggage service, valet parking, swimming pools, beach access, on-site recreation, monorail, boat or bus transportation.
Click the FAQs for links to more useful hotel information:
- What are the Disney resorts?
- How do I make reservations for a Disney resort?
- Is there a deposit needed to hold a room?
- How important is it to stay at a Disney hotel?
- If I should need to cancel the trip, can I?
- Is pre-arrival check-in available?
- What happens if our room isn’t ready upon arrival?
- Are there special accommodation rooms?
- Where can I find room discounts?
- Which resorts offer childcare?
- Do I need dining reservations?
We suggest getting a reservation for table service locations as it can be difficult to eat at many sit down locations otherwise.
- What is the Disney Dining Plan?
The DDP is a way to pay for your dining in advance. There are different levels to the plan depending on what your family needs.
Click the FAQs for links to useful information:
- What if I do not use all my Disney Dining Credits?
- What are the best places for children to eat?
- Where can I eat Gluten free?
- Where can I eat Vegetarian?
- Are there special dinners or dining events?
- Can I get any discounts?
- Do I need to bring a car?
You can. Remember parking will be free at the theme parks if you are staying at a Disney resort hotel. However, you will have to pay to park at your Disney resort. Many other area hotels charge for daily parking now, also.
- How much does it cost to park? Parking fees vary based on which resort you are staying at and what type of parking you choose at the parks. Also parking at the theme parks is free if you are an Annual Passholder.
- Do I have to pay to park at my Disney resort?
Yes. These prices range based on resort.
Click the FAQs for links to more useful parking information:
- How much does it cost to park at the parks and resort hotels?
- Is there valet parking?
- Is there accessible parking?
- Is there a shuttle from the airport to Disney World?
Yes, the Disney Magical Express.
- Do you recommend the Disney Magical Express?
We think that it’s a simple way to travel to and from the airport, so yes, we recommend it. But check out a few reader comments to see what others think.
Transportation Around Disney World
- Does Disney have free transportation around the parks?
Yes, they do. Disney has boats, monorails, and buses. Soon, there will also be the Disney Skyliner Gondola System.
Click the FAQs for links to more useful transportation information:
- What is a Minnie Van?
- Can I take an Uber or Lyft?
- What is the monorail?
- What is the Disney Skyliner?
In the Parks
- What should I bring to Disney World?
- What time are the fireworks?
Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios all have nightly fireworks, though times can vary. Check your My Disney Experience App to find the daily times!
- What shows are there?
Disney has quite a few almost Broadway-caliber shows. A few include the Festival of Fantasy parade, Fantasmic!, Festival of the Lion King, and IllumiNations.
Click the FAQs for links to useful information relating to the parks:
- Do I need to bring my own stroller?
You do have the option to bring your own stroller though you don’t have to. You can rent a stroller while at Disney as well.
- What do you recommend for children?
- What are the park hours?
Park hours vary on the park, day, and season. Check your My Disney Experience App for updated information.
- What are Extra Magic Hours?
Extra Magic Hours are times Disney sets aside throughout the week for Disney resort guests to enjoy the parks before or after regular park hours.
- Are there reusable mugs?
Disney does sell refillable mugs, though they are only to be used at the resorts.
- What is Disney PhotoPass?
Disney PhotoPass uses Disney photographers stationed throughout the parks who will take photos of you and your group. The photos will be available for purchase later or, if you’re an Annual Passholder, they will be included in your My Disney Experience account.
- How do I get my Disney pictures?
Your photos can be found on your My Disney Experience App if you link them with your Magic Band. There are also locations throughout the parks to view your vacation photos.
- What is a Memory Maker?
The Memory Maker is an add-on that allows you to download all of your PhotoPass vacation photos for one price. Instead of paying for each photo individually, you will pay a one-time fee and will have access to every PhotoPass photo that you have taken during your trip.
- Do I need a Memory Maker?
If you are going to be taking a lot of pictures, we suggest purchasing the Memory Maker.
- Where can I meet Mickey?
Mickey can be found at all four of the parks and at many character dining locations.
- What characters meet in Magic Kingdom?
Ariel, Belle, Beast, Gaston, and Buzz Lightyear are just a few of the characters you can meet daily in Magic Kingdom.
- What characters meet in Animal Kingdom?
Pocahantas, Pluto, Goofy, and Daisy and others meet in Animal Kingdom.
- What characters meet in Epcot?
Alice, Baymax, Mary Poppins, Joy, and Sadness are a few of the characters that regularly meet in Epcot.
- What characters meet in Hollywood Studios?
Characters like BB-8, Chip & Dale, Minnie Mouse, Olaf, and Vampirina meet in Hollywood Studios.
- Are there any military discounts?
Yes, Disney offers military discounts at certain resorts and on park tickets.
- Does Disney offer Senior Citizen discounts?
- What discounts does Disney offer?
- Should I visit a Disney waterpark?
If you love water parks and are looking for a way to stay cool in the summer heat, Disney’s water parks are a great option.
- What can I do at Blizzard Beach?
- What can I do at Typhoon Lagoon?
- Should I purchase an Annual Pass? If you visit the park more than two or three times a year, an Annual Pass is probably worth it. They have a lot of benefits and perks, like discounts on dining.
Click the FAQs for links to useful information about Annual Passes:
- How much is an Annual Passes?
- Are there levels to an Annual Pass?
- What are the differences?
- What are Annual Passholders benefits?
- Do Florida residents get a discount?
Disney Vacation Club (DVC)
- What is the Disney Vacation Club?
It’s the Disney version of a vacation ownership program.
Click the FAQs for links to useful information on DVC:
- What the benefits of being part of the Disney Vacation Club?
- What are the cons?
- What resorts are available for DVC?
- How do I become part of the DVC?
- Can I buy into DVC from sources other than Disney?
We hope we could answer most if not all of your Disney World planning questions! If you think of more that you need help answering, let us know in the comments below!
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