Okay if you have or haven’t been to Disney, you know that most of the time it is busy. Many people walk into Disney not realizing that and have a horrible experience because they had to wait in a 70-minute line for a 3-minute ride around a lifesize replica of the story of Peter Pan. So what can you do to plan ahead for the Disney Mayhem? Here is a list of a few guidelines I live by when going to any Disney Park. Following these will help reduce that Disney Mayhem you feel when you get into the park.
Disney Mayhem Guidelines than Rules
- If you buy your tickets ahead of time, make sure you download theDisney World Experience app and sync up your tickets/wristbands.
- Do your research. Check out times for the parks. The times change sometimes daily on when the park(s) open and close. So make sure you figure out what days you want to go to certain parks. (I am all for winging it if you have been there multiple times, but if it is your first or even second/third time PLAN IT OUT!)
- Also, research the rides within the park. You can do this through the app as well. This way you know what rides you want to go on and watching the wait times in your app will give you a great idea on what rides you might want to do a FastPass+ on.
- Again, once you have the app you can set up your FastPass+ tickets for the days you are there. Now you can only set up three for the day so make sure you do your research and pick wisely. there are many ways to do it: favorites or new attractions are two popular ways. If you want more help I will have a post about strategies for choosing FastPasses+ later this week and I will put the link in here once I publish it.
- Dinner can also be a hassle, so if you want to sit down at one of the fancier restaurants such as Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Castle, YOU MUST MAKE RESERVATIONS! Again you can do this through the app. If you want just the quick service, know that no matter where you go and what time you go it will be a wait. Don’t worry, they are really good at keeping the process going, so a little patience will go a long way with dining.
- Fireworks, parades, and shows! If you want to get a great view for any of these I suggest in finding a spot at least 30-45 minutes beforehand, especially fireworks and parades!
- Have fun! Don’t stress over the little things. Yes, kids will be crazy and there will be random tourists stopping in the middle of the walkways to take pictures but it’s okay! Everyone is there for the same purpose: TO HAVE A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE! So embrace the Disney Mayhem as a family member because it means you are Home in the loving environment of Walt Disney’s World.
Have a Little Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust