9. Reserve FastPasses Early
This is a two-fold time saving strategy. First, make your reservations as early as you can (on-property guests can reserve sooner!) in order to get the most popular rides. Second, make your reservations for as early in each day as you can, because once your three original FastPasses are used, you have the ability to reserve more.
8. Stay One Night On Property
The ultimate hack! Many people may consider staying at a nearby resort to save money, which is an excellent strategy. However, consider staying at a Disney World Resort for just the first night of your vacation. This way, you can take advantage of the earlier FastPass reservations.
7. Take Full Advantage of Your Special Event
Though special events such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party technically begin at 7:00, you can actually be admitted at 4:00. That’s 3 extra hours for “free”!
6. Pack Dollar Store Items
You’ll save a bundle if you pre-buy and pack certain items, such as ponchos, sanitizer, glow necklaces, and hand wipes.
5. Take a Midday Break
This sounds counterintuitive, but it actually pays off. The longest lines are typically between 12:00-2:00. If you use that time to recharge with some downtown or even a quick nap (especially for little ones), you can end up being more effective later.