Here are some tips for visiting Walk Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Book a reservation to enjoy breakfast inside of the park at 8 am.  The restaurants open at that time are Cinderella’s Royal Table and Crystal Palace.  Booking breakfast early means you get to enter the park before most other guests.  This is also the perfect moment to get a photo in front of Cinderella’s castle without so many other people in the way.

When you arrive at the Transportation Center you can choose the monorail or a ferry ride to get to the main park entrance. The monorail is the fastest way but the ferry ride is typically less crowded and very scenic. Both options are great, try both if you can.

If you get to the park right as it opens don't miss out on the Magic Kingdom Welcome Show.  The show starts about 15 minutes before the gates open and takes place in the front of the park.  The show lasts approximately 8 minutes.

There are free buttons for every occasion at City Hall on Main Street.  They say many things such as Happy Birthday, I’m Celebrating, First Visit, and Happy Anniversary!

The best place to start touring the park is either straight back or to the left.  Most guests start at Tomorrowland located on the right.  By going in the opposite direction of most guests you're more likely to get the shortest lines in the rides.

Want to get your photo taken with your favorite Disney characters?  Magic Kingdom’s character meetings have the longest lines, so if it's on your agenda, do them first thing in the morning or during a parade. 

Get the most out of your visit to Magic Kingdom by using the FastPass system.  With a FastPass you can reserve the time you would like to come back to the ride which makes your time spent in line much shorter.

At the end of the day, the best place to see the entire fireworks show is on or alongside Main Street facing the castle.

Open Now Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley

Thousands of fans lined up July 7, 2014 to view Universal Studios Orlando brand new Harry Potter addition, Diagon Alley.  Fans waited 2 hours to enter the park which opened early at 5:45am.  Many went straight to Escape from Gringotts, the parks newest Harry Potter ride.  The ride's wait the first day was 450 minutes but many said it was well worth the wait.  The ride is a mix between some of Universal Studios best rides such as Spider-Man, The Mummy, and Transformers.  The 3D ride has plenty of on screen action that features many characters from the Harry Potter movies and roller coaster like maneuvers.  Be sure you add this to your Orlando Family Resort Vacation Package.

Little Known Facts about Walt Disney World

-Ever notice adults ignored by the Disney characters? They are told pay attention to the kids and not adults.

-There is an actual hotel room you can rent inside of Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom.

-There is a holding cell on the property for any guests who may get out of hand at Disney World.

-At the Beauty and the Beast Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom you can order the gray stuff. Just like in the movie, people say the gray stuff is delicious!

-A few of the spooky skeletons on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride are actually real!

-Ever notice that cast members never point with only one finger? That's because in certain cultures pointing with one finger is an insult, so they use two or more fingers.

-Disney loves Mickey Mouse but they do not love real mice.  There are over 190 feral cats in the park who maintain the mice population.

-Ever wonder why you can't buy gum in the parks? In order to keep the ground clean at Disney World parks, Walt Disney wanted to impose a chewing gum ban. 

-There is brown pavement in Liberty Square because old Colonial streets were known for their sewage problems.

-Coming in a close 2nd place, behind the US Military, Disney is one of the biggest buyers of explosives in the United States.

-Notice a sweet smell when you walk down Main Street USA?  That's because there are ventilators that send out a vanilla scent that fills the air.

-Cast members are quick to replace dropped items and give out presents for free for sad children.

-Remember the mannequins from the old Hall of Presidents? Well, they are now repurposed inside the Epcot ball! President Roosevelt is a senator in Rome and President Adams is a monk.

-Disneyland once received a truckload of stale tortillas and rather than throwing them away they fried them and served them as chips which is how Doritos were born.

Volcano Bay Universal Studios Newest Water Park Opens

Universal Orlando has just opened a whole new water park experience in 2017 called Volcano Bay.  This newest park joins Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure to make Universal Studios an awesome 3 park destination.  Construction started south of Universal Cabana Bay Resort.  This water park is unlike any water park you have ever been to in the past.  When you visit this park be prepared to feel relaxed among tropical islands which were made from a giant volcano, the volcano is the centerpiece of the park.  The water park is excellent for anyone of any age and there are so many things to do like visiting the beaches, tube slides, view decks, and new attractions.  Visit this one of a kind water park while you're on the perfect Family’s Orlando Park Resort Vacation Package.

Here are some great tips for visiting Disney World’s Epcot Center!

If you're staying at one of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you can get to Epcot by boat right from the resorts.  You can also get there by monorail, car, and bus.

Epcot is very large so put your walking shoes on.  When the World Showcase opens at 11 am, it's good to head straight back first thing to miss the crowds which usually show up later on.  This makes it easier to avoid longer wait times when you work your way back to the front of the park. As you make in, grab FastPasses for the rides that you want ride for even shorter wait times.

Take a look at the indoor area inside of Mission Space, the Epcot ball.  There is a play area that is air conditioned so can take a break from the Florida heat.

If you want to do something with no line at all, stop by the Kidcot Fun Stop in the World Showcase,  they give out free cardboard bears on paddles that kids can decorate themselves and use to keep cool.  There are stops to visit in every country where kids can collect stickers too.  There is not a lot of rides around the World Showcase so this is a great way to help keep the kids happy.

All across the World Showcase, there are many sit down dining options as well as quick service restaurants.  Each country has authentic cuisine options that you would actually find in that country.  Take this opportunity to try a new food!

Epcot is the ideal park for character meet and greets.  The lines at Epcot are much shorter than the Magic Kingdom, saving you more time.

There is also a Coca-Cola zone in the front of the park where you can taste soda from across the world at no extra charge if you bring your own cup or buy one and prepare yourself for the many options available.

Top Inexpensive or Free Attraction in the Orlando Area

In Winter Park, visit Park Avenue, it's home to one of a kind family owned boutiques and other well-known shops, incredible world class restaurants, and notable art pieces in Lake Eola Park. This is a free and open to the public park located in Downtown Orlando.  It has many playgrounds, fountains, walking paths, and even large swans that you can feed.  Take a ride on the city's popular swan shaped paddle boats for a small price.

Farmer Markets are a weekly happening in Lake Eola, Celebration and Winter Park.

Kelly Park in Apopka has over 250 acres of river adventures and outdoor fun that's perfect for the entire family.  The crystal clear water comes out of a little cave. Canoe, kayak, or float down the river to the bottom pools.  There is a small entrance fee and there are tube rentals located at a local store outside of the park entrance.

Mall at Millenia located in Orlando, 20 minutes from Downtown, is a luxury shopping mall with a wide variety of international and popular stores.

Celebration is Disney's own city located near Walt Disney World this town is full of beautiful homes with well-groomed yards.

Old Town located in Kissimmee has midway rides and an outdoor shopping plaza that has many unique stores.

Visiting the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee is a total adventure within itself.  This resort has 1,600 rooms and 3 completely enclosed atriums that highlight some of Florida's most visited destination.  You can visit the Everglades, Key West, and St. Augustine all in one day.

Disney Springs has many shops on restaurants that your family is sure to love.  Home to the House of Blues, the Lego Imagination Center, Cirque Du Soleil, Splitsville Bowling Alley, Rainforest Cafe, and much more that you can explore.

Universal Studio's parks may cost you quite a bit but you want to visit Universal's CityWalk which only costs a parking fee.  There's a great mix of restaurants, shopping, and nightclubs in their entertainment complex.  You can also hop aboard a boat to visit Universal's resorts.

Coming to I-Drive the World's Tallest Roller Coaster

Orlando will be the home of the world's tallest roller coaster, coming in 2017 on International Drive.  The Skyplex and Skyscraper indoor entertainment complex will cost $200 million to construct.  It will be the first poler coaster ever built and will be 575 ft tall.  On each track, an 8 person vehicle will rotate around the Skyplex's large tower, loop, and spin down the building.  The ride will take 3 minutes and will also travel up to 65 MPH.  The ride is able to accommodate 1000 visitors p/ hour.  There will be options to pay for unlimited rides or individual tickets.  Set to start construction in 2015 and completed in 2017.  Both buildings will have retail stores and restaurants.  Once it's completed it will be the city's tallest building.  Visitors can take a 55 story glass elevator to the top.  Make this a stop on you Orlando Family Resort Vacation Package.

Visit The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye stands 400 feet in the air.  You can view the Orlando theme parks: Disney World, Universal Studios, and Seaworld. On a clear day, you can see downtown Orlando and the east coast including the Kennedy Space Center complex.  Each of the 30 capsules holds about 15 people.  The experience will be totally different day and night.  The whole ride takes about 20 minutes.  Before riding, view a 4-D movie highlighting Florida's top destinations.  It contains smells, light effect, and wind.  Just below the eye in a shopping complex, there will be a celebrity wax museum and a 4,900 creature SeaLife aquarium.  Be sure to book your Orlando Resort Vacation Package and ride this must see attraction.

SeaWorld Orlando New Must See Attraction

New to SeaWorld last year is Central Florida's longest, fastest, and tallest roller coaster.  With max speeds hitting 74 mph and drops as tall as 200 ft on a track totaling 4,770 ft.  The inspiration for this ride is the Mako shark.  The Mako shark is well known as the fastest on the planet and able to change course quickly as well jump incredibly high out of the water.  Enjoy themed music playing that changes according to different sections of the ride.  Mako is called a hyper coaster because of its big drops, high speeds, and the sense of weightlessness that you get on the drops.  This ride along with a few more new shark themed attractions will be highlighted in the new addition to SeaWorld.  Guests will be able to learn so much about these marvelous sea creatures.  Make this a destination on your Orlando Theme Park Resort Vacation Package.

ISquare Mall and Hotel

Set to open 2017 on International drive, ISquare Mall and Hotel.  “Megamall” is going to be called the ISquare mall, this plans on being an amazing addition to the Orlando area.  ISquare will be home to one of the best hotels in the world and be the first 7-Star Hotel in Orlando. There will even be 2 hotels on-site. The mall area will feature many high-end stores and lots of entertainment for guests.  There will be various daytime and nighttime activities for all ages to enjoy.  The shopping area of the mall will be 5 stories and will also include an atrium, restaurant, ice skating rink, gift shops, theater, and rooftop infinity pool.  Start booking your Disney World Resort Vacation Package and make this a place you visit while visiting Orlando!

MagicBands at Walt Disney World

These waterproof and brightly colored bracelets are your key to a handsfree Disney experience.  This secure all in one device will give you access to different vacation choices and plans you made on your My Disney Experience account.  Waterproof bracelets allow you to tap sensor locations around the park call touch points.  These bracelets can get you into the theme and water parks, charge purchases, check in at FastPass locations, and connect Disney photo pass images which will make your load so much lighter.  MagicBands are sold at and Disney parks and Disney Springs.  Get you MagicBand for your Disney World Vacation Package here in Orlando.

Avatar Land of Pandora Now Open at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Opening 2017, Disney's newest and largest expansion at Disney's Animal Kingdom is the Land of Pandora.  This land on its own will be like a large interactive attraction for visitors.  Guest will feel like they've entered a whole other world while exploring the Land of Pandora.  This land will offer a full display of attractions and be unlike anything Disney World guests have encountered before.  They decided that Animal Kingdom is the best park for this kind of attraction because it gives you a glimpse into the world of animals and nature, mythical and real in so many ways.  This Orlando experience is one you'll for sure remember forever.

Orlando Halloween Attractions

On Halloween in Orlando, there is something for everyone.

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is at the Magic Kingdom.  This event is great for kids of all ages. Make sure to come dressed up in your Halloween costume and enjoy trick or treating all over the park.  You'll get to meet and greet your favorite Disney characters in their own Halloween costumes.  You will need a separate ticket for this special event.  This event runs only on select nights in September and October.

Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is at Universal Studios where nightmares and horrors come to life.  Running select night from September - November the park is transformed after dark.  Every year there are new haunted houses, scary street characters, and live shows.  This event is recommended for children 13 years old and over. 

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular located at SeaWorld every weekend in October.  This event is included with regular park entry on weekends.  Visitors can wear costumes but they must fall within SeaWorld's guidelines listed on their website making this great for all ages.  Enjoy an underwater fantasy with trick or treating, arts and crafts, and dancing with sea fairies and fishes. 

International Flower & Garden Festival

Epcot is hosting their 22nd annual International Flower & Garden Festival and that is a sure sign that spring is here in Orlando.  This event continues from March 3 to May 17.  Your Disney Orlando Vacation Package is the perfect time to visit this great Epcot experience.  There are over 100 topiaries of your favorite Disney characters displayed around the park.  There are so many things to see and over 68,500 bedding plants are spread throughout the Future World and 240 mini-gardens floating on the water.  Make sure to stop at the outdoor kitchens found around the World Showcase, they provide a taste of each country.  There are 15-minute cooking demonstrations on the weekends which will teach visitors how to make one of the dishes that are available around the festival.  Regular park tickets will include this incredible Epcot experience.  Make sure to book your family’s Disney Resort Vacation Rental and visit this amazing attraction while it's up for just a short time!

10 Attractions in Orlando Other Than Theme Parks

1.  Harry P. Leu Gardens is Orlando's botanical garden located in the heart of the city.  They have over 950 rose bushes, a citrus grove, and a butterfly garden.

2.  The new Amway Center is found in downtown Orlando and also home to the Orlando NBA basketball team, the Magic.

3.  Orlando's Morse Museum located downtown Winter Park and hosts the largest collection of glass windows, lamps, pottery, glass art, and jewelry by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

4.  Kayak or canoe at Shingle Creek Park in the Everglades. You can find actual alligators, otters, manatees, bald eagles and many more animals native to Florida.

5.  Two of the best upscale shopping centers in the Orlando area are The Florida Mall and The Mall at Millennia.  Bargain shoppers, be sure to hit the Orlando Premium Outlets on I-Drive and Vineland Ave.

6.  There are fantastic wine bars found in downtown Orlando at the Eola Wine Company that has over 75 wines sold by the glass.  Or The Alfond Inn located on Park Ave. in Winter Park that offers 158 hand-picked wines in their Wine Room.

7.  Hip Neighborhoods like Ivanhoe Village give you dining options among art at Santiago's Bodega.  Or visit The Ravenous Pig located in Winter Park.

8.  World Class Spas are here for those who love a little R&R. Be sure to visit the spas at the Grand Bohemian Hotel or the Waldorf Astoria Orlando.

9.  Premiere Golfing is found everywhere because Orlando is the hometown of the Golf Channel, over 170 different courses, and the one and only Tiger Woods. 

10.  In downtown Orlando, the Orlando Brewing Company is a sure stop for beer lovers looking for craft and organic beer options this stop is for you.

Rainy day? Here are 20 things you can do in Orlando on a rainy day:

One thing you will notice on you Orlando Vacation is that the sun will shine one minute and the next you're caught in a downpour.  Though they don't last long, here is a list of indoor attractions to keep you and your family dry!

1.  WonderWorks interactive indoor arcade.

2.  Ripley's Believe It or Not!  You won't believe your eyes!

3.  Orlando Comedy Clubs home to The Orlando Improv, Bonkerz Comedy Club, and SAK Comedy Lab.

4.  Cirque Du Soleil is a totally unique in Downtown Disney.

5.  Dave and Buster's is an indoor interactive arcade.

6.  Blue Man Group is one show you do not want to miss at Universal Studios.

7.  There's always something new at the Orlando Science Center.

8.  Hard Knocks laser tag is the first indoor combat simulation arena.

9.  Game Bars some many to choose from with Player 1 Video Game Bar and BART.

10.  Airhead Trampoline Arena where kids literally bounce off the walls.

11.  Ice Skate at the RDV Sportsplex in Maitland while rocking out to your favorite songs.

12.  Chocolate Kingdom is a fun filled factory adventure tour.

13.  Grand Prix Orlando indoor go-karting arena will fix your need for speed.

14.  M&M World has every color M&M you could ever dream of and fun activities too.

15.  If you're looking for a bit of culture visit the Orlando Museum of Art.

16.  I-FLY indoor sky diving arena is great for thrill seekers.

17.  Orlando Paintball Florida's largest paintball arena in Central Florida.

18.  Splitsville is a sophisticated bowling alley is a located at Disney Springs.

19.  Whirly Dome is an exciting game you can play while riding go-kart like cars.

20.  Dewey's Indoor Golf and Sports Bar is full of fun virtual golf simulators.

International Drive: 25 Must See Attractions


⦁    Where else can you visit 6 of the world's best theme parks in the world all in one day?  Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, Discovery Cove, SeaWorld, and Aquatica.

⦁    Visit Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show and help solve a murder mystery over a meal.

⦁    With over 150 restaurants there are plenty of options and have something for everyone.

⦁    Visit Pirates Dinner Adventure and get in touch with your inner pirate.

⦁    Visit the world's largest McDonalds which has an arcade.

⦁    See some of the greatest and weirdest wonders of the world at Ripley's Believe It or Not!

⦁    Visit the Premium Outlets for all your high-end and discounted retail needs.

⦁    Visit the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe at Universal's City Walk.

⦁    Stop by Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and have a cheeseburger in paradise.

⦁    Check out the newest flicks at one of the many movie theaters like Pointe Orlando's 6 story IMAX theater.

⦁    Swim with dolphins and learn about marine life at Discovery Cove.

⦁    Visit the Orlando Improv or SAKs Comedy Lab for a good laugh.

⦁    Check out the World Bowling Center that has 32 neon lanes.

⦁    Eat, Drink and Play games at Dave & Buster's.

⦁    Titanic the Artifact Exhibition has real items found from the Titanic.

⦁    Year-round Championship golfing.

⦁    Wonderworks Indoor Laser Tag and Arcade.

⦁    Indoor glow in the dark putt-putt at Putting Edge.

⦁    Get a bird’s eye view of I-Drive with Air Florida Helicopter Charters.

⦁    Get your karaoke on at Howl at the Moon.

⦁    The Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World is full of outdoor gear.

⦁    Fun Spot America! for arcades and go-kart rides.

⦁    Dine in Havana at the Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar.

⦁    Stop and have a drink at ICEBAR Orlando, the bar is completely made of ice.

⦁    Have the vacation of a lifetime in Orlando's Most Dynamic Destination!

Must See Christmas Attractions in Orlando

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom on select nights beginning in November through December.  Check out this spectacular Christmas party with Mickey Mouse.  There is an amazing firework show, live shows, Christmas parade (featuring Santa and Mickey), and even snowfall on main street.

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney. Hollywood Studios runs from November through December.  See millions of dancing lights perfectly paired with Christmas tunes, you won't believe your eyes.

Holidays Around the World at Epcot runs from November to December.  Celebrate different holiday traditions from across the world.

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios runs from December to January.  Watch the streets fill with large inflated floats and balloons from New York Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure runs from December to January.  Seuss Landing becomes Dr. Seuss's Grinchmas.  This celebration is great for all ages and you can even meet and take a photo with the Grinch!

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld on select nights from November to December.  Celebrate Christmas with rides and special shows such as the Shamu's Christmas Miracles, Winter Wonderland on Ice, and the Polar Express Experience.

Christmas Bricktacular happens at Lego Land Florida in December on weekends.  Check out our 270,000 Lego brick Christmas tree, Santa Claus, and festive decor.

La Nouba

La Nouba is a unique show located at Disney Springs inside Cirque Du Soleil.  Only here can you see a whole array of international performers.  They perform many excellent feats of incredible strength and beauty.  The name La Nouba in French stands for "the party" and these performers know how to throw a party.  The show features acrobats, gymnasts, and many others.  With over 68 different performers from all over the globe, they are sure to entertain and mystify spectators with their graceful and daring acts.  Join the group of thousands of guest who leave in awe after witnessing the beauty of this show, this show is a once in a lifetime experience.  Be sure to book your tickets in advance for this amazing show while visiting Orlando

Crayola Experience located at The Florida Mall

The New Crayola Experience located at The Florida Mall.  With over 27 different hands-on attractions this is a great colorful experience for your family to enjoy.  Based from the original Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania there are a lot of new attractions added that will be exclusive to this Orlando location.  Create your own crayon with personalized wrappers and personalized coloring books with your picture on it.  Purchase specialized Crayola products only available at this location. 

Disney's dining experiences

Shake up your dinners with these options to dine beside your favorite theme park characters.  From dinner buffets to home-style breakfasts you're sure to find the best option to suit your family. 

Disney's Buffet with Characters is a kid dream because it features Winnie the Pooh and friends while also having all of their favorite foods.

Disney's Contemporary Resort Chef Mickey is a breakfast buffet with Mickey, Goofy, Chip and Dale, and Donald.

Disney's Fantasyland Dining at Cinderella's Royal Table take your little princess to dine alongside Cinderella and other popular Disney Princesses.

Visit Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Hollywood and Vine Restaurant dine with your kid's favorite characters from Playhouse Disney. 

Eat a Safari Breakfast with Donald Duck at Animal Kingdom's the Tusker House Restaurant.

Kids get to meet and greet their favorite characters for breakfast daily at Nickelodeon Suites Resort with their favorite Saturday morning cartoons.

Islands of Adventure features your favorite Universal characters while having breakfast.

SeaWorld's buffet Breakfast with Elmo and many other Sesame Street Characters.

Enjoy an amazing menu while getting up close with Shamu at SeaWorld's Dine with Shamu.

SeaWorld Discovery Cove

TripAdvisor ranks the best theme parks from all around the globe and their top pick is SeaWorld Discovery Cove.  Guest can get up close with dolphins, snorkel with stingrays and tropical fish, and interact with fascinating birds and mammals.  Learn different hand commands for dolphins and have a one on one swim with them.  There is also a coral reef at Discovery Cove where you can use snorkeling equipment and come face to face with many tropical fish and stingrays.  There is a free bird enclosure which contains over 255 different tropical birds.  Make this a stop on your Orlando Resort Family Vacation package while visiting Orlando.

Disney's Star Wars weekends

May the force be with you this May and June at Disney's Star Wars weekends every Friday through Sunday.  See special shows that will take you to a land far far away and meet your favorite characters from Star Wars.  You can even meet and get autographs from the actual actors who played your favorite characters in the Star Wars movies.  Learn lightsaber skills at the Jedi Training Academy and prepare to battle Darth Vader.  Dine with Star Wars characters any time of day or for every meal.  Visit us here in Orlando on your Family's Resort Vacation Package and don't miss this out of this world event.

The International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot

Every fall at Epcot hosts the International Food and Wine Festival. This event is free with regular Epcot admission and ticketed events in the park.  During this action packed event, you can taste fine wine and dishes from the top cities around the world.  Sample dishes from over 25 international places.  You won't want to miss out on this, there is a whole array of wine/drink tastings, food and drink combos, and culinary presentations.  The best time to visit is on a week day because it's not too busy.  Orlando locals tend to visit more on the weekends making it busier.  Hit the park in the morning that way it's less crowded and cooler outside.

Extreme sports fan? We've got the perfect Orlando attraction for you!

Just when you thought the Orlando area had everything, plans for a $310 million extreme action sports resort are released.  Located just across highway 192 from Walt Disney World this sposrt entertainment complex will feature sport activities and contests, hotel, and restaurant.  If everything goes as planned this complex will feature 13 story ski and snowboarding mountain, tubing slides, 2 skydiving tubes, BMX racing track, over 5 acres of pools where you can surf waves up to 13 feet tall and boogie boarding pools, 14 story water slides, 24,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor skateboarding, 19,000 square foot indoor dodge ball trampoline area, interactive ropes and climbing courses, snowball fighting area, and so much more.  Also there will be an onsite hotel with over 220 rooms, huge amphitheater, swimming pools, retail stores, spa, and sports bars.  The sports competition area will feature activities for visitor who like to compete.  Don't miss this amazing addition to the Orlando area on you Family Disney World Vacation.

Looking for some great tips for your first trip to Walt Disney World?

Disney World Orlando has 4 major parks, 2 water parks, and many more activities going on through the Disney World Resort which can be quite overwhelming for any first visit. You want to make sure you are making the best decisions because most people have a small window of time for their vacation.  We have made a list of tools to make your Disney World vacation package the best trip that it can be.

Download the My Disney Experience app and book dining reservations, view wait times on rides, purchase tickets, and make FastPass selections right from your smart phone or tablet.

If you are looking for great character meet and greet opportunities choose a character dining experience.  It will give the kids more time to meet the characters one on one.  Be sure to make your reservation as quickly as possible because many dining and ride options fill up fast, plan 6 months in advance for the most options.  Disney World has more than 460 different dining options to choose from throughout their parks so even if you don't plan ahead you can still find something.

To have the best Disney World experience try to avoid the busy times such as Spring Break, Summer Break, Christmas Break, and around Thanksgiving. These times are when the parks are the busiest.

Disney World has a FastPass option with any ticket you purchase.  With FastPass, you can make reservations for rides inside the park that will make sure you are able to ride all your favorites while visiting.  You can make these free reservations up to a month in advance.

Are you someone who travels with their pets?  Disney World has options for your pets while you are here.  Disney’s pet resort is called the Best Friends Pet Care and it's located right outside the park's entrance.  Only service pets are allowed inside the parks.

Have small children that won’t be able to ride some of the rides?  There is the Rider Switch Pass which allows one parent to sit with a child while the others ride, once the others return than the parent who sat out is able to ride without waiting in the line again.