Tips for Disney Parks & Cruise Lines

This might be the biggest DUHH of all time but I just realised I SHOULD BRING MY LUGGAGE SCALE FOR MY RETURN TRIP !


Just now realised it is doing us no good sitting at home, and if weight increases the airport is not the place to reshuffle items in your bags.


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Arribas Brothers Christmas "Ball Ornaments" come in square boxes with open sides so you can see the ornament inside. The problem is, how to safely transport it home in carry on/your back pack. I use empty, square Kleenex tissue boxes to protect these gorgeous ornaments. Simply open the side of an empty, square tissue box, slide the ornament box into the tissue box, and seal with Scotch tape. These square Kleenex style boxes are pretty crush proof and are perfect for protecting your new ornament. I can take three ornaments home in my large back pack in carry on. I thought this was a clever, inexpensive idea on how to take the worry out of getting these ornaments safely home. I found Arribas Brothers Ornaments in an upscale shop on Main Street in MK. They come in 4 colors. You can also use these Kleenex boxes to transport other delicate items home.


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Just an FYI that Genie + is not an option for the halloween party. We were resort guests and entered Magic Kingdom at 4:30. We asked 3 cast members if they thought Genie+ would be a good idea for the party and they all said it was up to us as wait times for rides are around 30-45 minutes but lower closer to the end of the night. We purchased it at 5:00 ( it allowed us to do this) only to find out it doesn’t work for the party. Guest services were great and refunded our money.


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Recently in June, me and my family stayed at the Polynesian. We wanted to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. We decided to book a Minnie Van! The Minnie Van was a great experience, and we got to EPCOT really fast too! We were dropped off right next to France. By the time we got to RRA, it was only a 40 minute wait, which is very good for this ride, considering that it mostly has a wait way over an hour! And it turns out, the actual wait time was 24 minutes! When we got off, it was 75!


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Recently in June, me and my family stayed at the Polynesian. We wanted to Rope Drop Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. We decided to book a Minnie Van! The Minnie Van was a great experience, and we got to EPCOT really fast too! We were dropped off right next to France. By the time we got to RRA, it was only a 40 minute wait, which is very good for this ride, considering that it mostly has a wait way over an hour! And it turns out, the actual wait time was 24 minutes! When we got off, it was 75!


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People on line are constantly asking what shoes are best for wdw. Thing is, there isnt one. Like my huband only wears one brand. and i havent found a pair to walk out of store in that brand. he cant even get one foot in his size in my brand. you need to go to a running store, not a sporting goods store, and have them evaluate your walk and your feet. then buy them far enough in advance that you can be sure. most of those stores i've seen will take them back in 30 days (before your trip lol). then get 2 pairs so you can switch off!! but some will say crocs, my DD wears crocs about 250 or more days a year and wont wear them at disney. what works for others may not work for you. find a professional!!


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As a DVC member we like to use our perks as efficiently as possible. We order all our drinks and snacks from the grocery service Water Butlers a week before we arrive. They are extremely efficient and our order is always perfect. Then when we go to the park we don't waste time standing in line for expensive water and snacks. We even buy the Mickey ice cream bars from them for waaaay cheaper than at the park. Sunscreen, batteries, and shampoo are also in every order. Play smart!


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As a DVC member we like to use our perks as efficiently as possible. We order all our drinks and snacks from the grocery service Water Butlers a week before we arrive. They are extremely efficient and our order is always perfect. Then when we go to the park we don't waste time standing in line for expensive water and snacks. We even buy the Mickey ice cream bars from them for waaaay cheaper than at the park. Sunscreen, batteries, and shampoo are also in every order. Play smart!


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Early entry/rope drop for Frozen or Remy's is nice but be aware that the rest of World Showcase doesn't open until later morning. So plan that you will need to go to the front of the park for things to do until later morning. I had planned to tour the pavilions & gift shops but very few were open until later and by that time it was raining.

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Early entry/rope drop for Frozen or Remy's is nice but be aware that the rest of World Showcase doesn't open until later morning. So plan that you will need to go to the front of the park for things to do until later morning. I had planned to tour the pavilions & gift shops but very few were open until later and by that time it was raining.

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So some people might be shaking their heads but I'm from Colorado been to Disney world four previous times and never got heat rash. I'm a natural redhead and have really pale skin and despite going through a bottle of sunscreen a day for the first time I managed to get a really bad heat rash. It was all over my collarbone, the top of my shoulders, upper back, and neck. It finally went away after a week and a half of being home. After dealing with the itching and pain for four days I finally vented to my mom about it. She, being the wonderful and all-knowing mom, knew what it was and ee went to the first aid center in MK. We walked in, and told the front desk person what was up, he looked at me over the counter and confirmed that was what I had. About 5 minuets later I was leaving with three ice packs and laughing. They totally got what was going on, joked with us to help the pain, and sent us on our way.


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Don't sleep on the lounges at the MK resorts as a dinner alternative. We ate at both Steakhouse 71 lounge in the Contemporary and Tambu lounge in the Polynesian. No reservation required, and you can still get the most popular menu items with no crowds! We enjoyed both, practically had the place to ourselves and it was a great way to relax during the hottest and most crowded times of the day at MK around 5pm.


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Don't sleep on the lounges at the MK resorts as a dinner alternative. We ate at both Steakhouse 71 lounge in the Contemporary and Tambu lounge in the Polynesian. No reservation required, and you can still get the most popular menu items with no crowds! We enjoyed both, practically had the place to ourselves and it was a great way to relax during the hottest and most crowded times of the day at MK around 5pm.


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After almost a half-century, finally wandered in to RED ROSE TAVERNE (Fantasyland) for Breakfast and so glad I did .. ..


Tried the VEGGIE QUINOA BREAKFAST BOWL and it was terrific .. .. I could have this for breakfast every morning and I am definitely NOT a vegetarian!


Terrific gem, lots of indoor seating and could be a quiet place to relax at all hours of the day!


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Whenever my family and I go to Disney, we have my little brother who is 6. But last time we went he was 4. So one thing that we did when he wasn't tall enough to go ride a ride, my grandmother and my mom, would go and take him on another ride while we were riding a ride that he was not tall enough to ride. - Jude


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