Since our beloved Disneyland is still closed and we needed some Disney therapy, we booked a vaca to Walt Disney World. We are heading home now after 7 days of Disney fun, and while thinking about all we did, I found myself wishing I had understood a few of the differences between Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort a little bit better before we went. So, here are a few tips to help all of us Disneylanders plus the magic on our next trip to Disney World.
Tip #1 – Book a few extra days at your hotel.
I really wish we had done this. We stayed in the Caribbean Beach Resort which is a dream vaca in itself, surrounded by lakes, pools, white sandy beaches with hammocks, beach chairs, and steel drum music playing. But every day we went to a park, wore ourselves out and crashed at the end of the day, too tired to enjoy the resort. A couple of days tacked onto the end of our trip for laying on that sand, and napping in those hammocks, would’ve made a world of difference.
Tip #4 – Make dinner reservations ahead of time
One of the best features of the Disney World parks is the many themed restaurants. Don’t miss out on these. They’re worth the visit and an integral part of Disney World’s magical experience. With Covid restrictions, the parks have less staff, so many eateries are closed, but the most popular ones are still open. So have fun, rest your feet, and have a new Disney experience, you won’t regret it!
While we’re talking restaurants … here’s our list of favorites from this trip: Les Chefs de France in Epcot, Hollywood Brown Derby in Hollywood Studios, Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom, Tiffins Restaurant in Animal Kingdom, Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom. The French Onion Soup at Chefs de France sets a new standard in soups, and the Brazilian Cheese Bread at Jungle Navigation Co was out of this world.
Tip #7 – Reserve your park early.
Because Disney has Covid-related attendance restrictions at each park, guests are required to have both an admission ticket AND a park reservation each day. So after you get your ticket, you’ll have to reserve your park ahead of time. Do this as soon as you book your vacation. Hollywood studios is the hardest to get in, so I suggest reserving it first.
Here are the must-see Disney World lands and attractions that Disneyland-ers dont have:
Hollywood studios– Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Rise of the Resistance (if you didn’t experience it before Disneyland closed), Toy Story Land is adorable and has a new Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster and an Alien Swirling Saucer ride.
If any of this sounds exciting to you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about booking your family vacation. I’m a certified Disney Travel Agent and if you book through me, I will include a $10 Disney gift card for every $1000 booked (not including airline travel expenses).
If you are needing some Disney time let me help you plan your visit to Disney World so you can begin your Social Disneying!