What are the best days of the week to visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando Florida?

Summary: Certain days of the week are better than others to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.  This article tells you which days of the week are best.

Local Florida residents generally visit the Magic Kingdom on weekends and most out-of-state tourists visit early in the week. As a result, the best day of the week for you to visit the Magic Kingdom is Thursday. If you can, avoid the Magic Kingdom on Mondays, Saturdays & Sundays, which are typically the busiest days of the week.

“Extra Magic Hour” is Disney’s name for the weekday mornings on which guests at the Disney Resorts are allowed to enter certain parks an hour earlier than non-resort guests. You’ll want to avoid parks on these “Early Admission” mornings since no matter how early arrive, you’ll discover that the Disney Resort guests are already lined up for the top attractions. On early admission days, these parks generally remain busy for most of the day since most guests don’t leave one park mid-day to go to another park.
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Where can I buy a Walt Disney World Annual Pass? What does an Annual Pass cost?

Summary: Walt Disney World Annual Passes may be a great deal for you and your family

If Disney seems to have become a popular vacation destination for you and your family, you might want to check out the various seasonal and annual passes available. Depending on what your family enjoys most about the parks, how many times a year you go, and how long your average stay is annual passes might save you money – especially if you’re a Florida resident. [Read more…]

Bad Weather at Disney World?

If you plan on heading to Disney World during the summer months then packing for rain is an absolute must. July and August are the rainy months in Florida, so you can pretty much count on some wet weather during the afternoons. But before you go rearranging your vacation, consider these plusses: in spite of the rain, Florida temperatures will remain warm – in fact, you may find the afternoon rain refreshing! Also, you’ll notice that as soon as it begins to rain that people will start leaving the park in droves – leaving you to take advantage of the considerably shorter ride lines. It’s all about preparation.

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What should I pack when I visit Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida?

Summary: Some things cost a fortune at Walt Disney World so you may want to pack them before you go on vacation.

As with any vacation, you want your trip to Disney World and your time spent there to go as smoothly as possible. Therefore, preparation is key. Certain items are helpful to have, but others are simply indispensable. Many of these items you can probably pick up once you’re at the theme parks, you’ll probably pay top dollar – money which could be better spent on non-Disney theme parks, an extra dinner out, or on some of the fabulous outlet shopping available. With this in mind, below is a handy checklist of items that are either incredibly handy, too expensive to purchase at the parks, or flat out necessities.

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What are the best times of the year to visit the Walt Disney World Theme parks?

How long you’ll wait in line for theme park rides depends on the number of visitors, events, park hours and the weather. Experienced park visitors will tell you that a visit to an uncrowded park is a wonderful experience that they would like to repeat over and over again. You’ll hear somewhat less enthusiastic reviews from guests who visit the parks on crowded days. Any visit to a theme park can be fun for your family, but they’ll likely have even more fun if they’re not subjected to crowds and long lines.


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What is the best time of year to visit Walt Disney World and Orlando Florida?

Spring and autumn have the best weather.

If you’re visiting the theme parks, May and late September are when the parks have the fewest visitors.

June, July and August can be hot and sticky, but there are several water parks your family can visit and each of our rental homes has a private pool to cool down in.