5. Visit during Extra Magic Hours
There is nothing cleverer than doing Magic Kingdom big during extra magic hours. Enjoying the parks when only the resort guests are permitted to be riding attractions in the park means much shorter wait times. During especially busy times of the Disney year, my family only rides attractions during extra magic hours. Waiting in standby lines, or even fast pass lines in the midday heat when we could return for evening extra magic hours and enjoy half the wait time just makes no sense.