Top Six Disney World Vacation Planning Tips

Listen to the podcast for all the details!  Here are the quick notes on what the podcast covers:

1 – Start early
You can begin your planning 499 days in advance.  Most folks begin eight or nine months in advance.  That’s not too early.

2 – Use FastPass+
Even if you don’t like the idea of FastPass+ you should still use it to your advantage.  Make reservations for popular attractions and save the time waiting in line.

3 – Check a crowd calendar
Sites like have calendars that accurately estimate crowd levels.  These calendars can help you pick the least busy parks during your vacation so that you can see and do more.

4 – Get everyone’s must-do items
While you are planning your trip find out each person’s must-do items.  Vacation days go by quickly and you only have limited time.  Plan to accommodate everyone’s must-do items so that nobody is disappointed.

5 – Make Advance Dining Reservations (ARDs)
If you don’t make a reservation for your preferred Disney restaurant you might not get into your favorite places without a long wait, or at all.

6 – Order the Disney Planning DVD
It’s entertaining, useful, and free.  Order it at

Bonus item:
Check out the schedule of Extra Magic Hours.  If you are staying at a Disney Resort, take advantage of them.  If you aren’t staying at a Disney Resort, you can avoid the parks with the Extra Magic Hours since the will be busier.

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Top Six Disney World Vacation Planning Tips
Top Six Disney World Vacation Planning Tips

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