6. Separately ticketed events
Depending on the time of year you are planning to go to Disney, there may be the option to attend separately ticketed events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. If you plan to attend one of those, you definitely need to account for that in your itinerary planning. If you do not intend to participate, you’ll want to make note of which dates during your stay they may be occurring, as it will impact park hours.
5. Other experiences
Other experiences, such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique or the Pirates’ League, are also something to consider when you’re planning your trip. These take up significant chunks of time and require advance reservations; both Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Pirate’s League reservations can be made 180 days prior to your vacation. If these are must-do experiences for your family, you will want to plan accordingly.
4. Down time
One of the biggest tips any veteran Disney-goer will offer you is to schedule in some down time away from the parks. Maybe for your family this means scheduling a daily nap/quiet time, or taking an afternoon to lounge by the pool. Remember that this is a vacation, and don’t be afraid to explore the options outside of the parks. The Disney resorts have fabulous pools, arcades, spas, and many other ways to spend some relaxing down time.