Plan ahead... save time, money and avoid stress
If you're going to the Disney theme parks, it pays to plan ahead. Plan to go early in the morning when the parks open. Read up on which rides/attractions have Fastpass and go to one first to book a time in advance (you can only hold one Fastpass at a time). Then head to the next most popular attractions that don't have Fastpass. If you're in a group, divide and conquer... let someone get the Fastpass tickets while the others line up for something else, then the Fastpass scout can rejoin the group.
Carry a water bottle and refill it at drinking fountains, instead of paying for expensive drinks at vendors. Pour some lemon drink crystals in your water bottle to make your own lemonade. Bringing small bags of snacks will spare you the expense of the pricy snack food in the park.
Wear breathable, light coloured clothing and a hat to keep cool, and sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Drink water regularly to prevent dehydration. Carry a lightweight, waterproof, hooded jacket in case the weather turns on you. Take a break in the heat of the afternoon, which is the hottest part of the day. I guarantee that these tips will save you some money, cut down on the amount of time you spend waiting in line, and make your Disney trip more fun! I'd also recommend buying a book called The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World... it's worth its weight in gold.
Spend a half day at Blizzard...
Spend a half day at Blizzard Beach in Disney World. This park features the tallest free fall water slide in the US. Its like over 200 ft!! I had a rooster tail coming off my rear and developed enough speed that I went down the slide, through the stopping pool, across the courtyard, through the fence and out into the parking lot. Deep. I mean like row J. You will never experience such fear and exhilaration in 1 minute in your life. Dont miss the Wild Animal Kingdom.
Suggestion: Go to Magic Kingdom about 8 pm at night. Everyone is either leaving or watching the parade and you can ride the rides without the lines!!! We rode splash mountain 33 times in 4 days by going at night!!
I had a wonderful time...
I had a wonderful time participating in the Walt Disney World College Program. I met people from all over the country and the world. Some of them I still talk to and some I've lost track of. This is one of my friends that I haven't heard from in a long time. His name is Per Arne and he is from Alesund, Norway.
In June and July, there are...
In June and July, there are typically large numbers of tour groups from Brazil. These groups are mostly teenagers having fun away from home. Be tolerant. THE PHOTO ILLUSTRATES A 3 HOUR WAIT FOR THE BUZZ LIGHTYEAR'S RIDE. THIS LINE IS FOR THOSE WITH THE INFAMOUS DISNEY 'FASTPASS'. THE LINE WAS SO LONG IT COULD NOT FIT IN ONE PICTURE. Be tolerant of those in the line with you.
Light weight everything. From late Feb. through Christmas it stays above 75 degrees. If you come around Jan. 15 to Feb 20 you might need a coat for the nights. All the rest of the year you will need your swim suit and shorts and if you want to enjoy more than your first or second day only buy some sun screen. I have to laugh when I see pale white skin in the sun for 2 or 3 hours. The rest of their vacation is suffering. The sun here is brutal, thats the truth.