What I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Disney

If you have planned a trip to Walt Disney World then you know that it takes a lot of planning, preparation, thought and money. 

The first few times that my family went to Disney, we thought we were prepared but we were not as prepared as we had hoped.

Each time we go to Disney we learn more than the last time we went. It’s important that before you go to Disney, you research and try and learn everything that you can so that your time at Disney is not as stressful as it could be.  

What I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Disney

  1. The Layout of the Park– Before you go to Disney, it’s important that you schedule meals if you plan on eating at any Disney Dining restaurants, choose your Fast Passes and more. With that said, I wish we had paid attention to the layout of the park before we made our Disney Dining reservations and scheduled our Fast Passes. If we had scheduled this based on the layout of the park we would have saved a lot of time and stress.
  2. It’s Not Always Magical- I used to think that once you walked into the gates of Disney that everything became magical. I quickly found out that was not true. At every corner, there was either a tantrum, a family fighting in the streets, a large crowd that prevents you from being able to enjoy the scenery and so much more. 
  3. Disney Dining Plan- We purchased the Disney Dining Plan thinking that we knew everything about it but didn’t learn the in’s and out’s about it until a few days after having it. Read about what I learned about the Disney Dining Plan—-here.
  4. Foot Pain- I was not prepared for my feet to have the pain that they had by the end of the day. The pain that I felt in my feet was unimaginable. They literally felt like fire and I did not look forward to the middle of the night bathroom trips and having to relive the Disney experience in the early morning hours.  
  5. Stroller Madness- While this is not a problem or concern for my family anymore when we first started going to Disney we were not prepared for the number of strollers that would be surrounding us and parked in very large groups outside of the shows, attractions and rides. For anyone that has to bring a stroller to Disney, my biggest piece of advice is to mark your stroller with a few colorful ribbons. If you don’t do this, then you could potentially lose your stroller because it will blend in with all of the rest. 

As I said above, each time we go to Disney we learn more than the last time we went. In order to have the best time of your life, make the most of your money and alleviate as much stress as possible, it’s important that before you go to Disney, you do research and try and learn everything that you can so that your time at Disney is not as stressful as it could be.  

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Each time we go to Disney we learn more than the last time we went. It's important that before you go to Disney, you research and try and learn everything that you can so that your time at Disney is not as stressful as it could be.  

The first few times that my family went to Disney, we thought we were prepared but we were not as prepared as we had hoped. Here is what I wish I knew about Disney before spending so much money.

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