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Calling All Disney Travelers- Add This To Your Plans

There is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World that you have to narrow down your choices to have a plan. When you look at the four Disney Parks, all the restaurants, Disney Springs, and the fantastic Disney Resorts to visit, it can take time to determine what you should do.

We have some top experiences that you won’t want to miss during your next Disney vacation.

Get Those Pictures

One experience we love to do each day of our Walt Disney World is to take pictures with the Park icon. We love snagging a picture each day to help capture those memories we make.

Cinderella Castle is a great and beautiful icon in Magic Kingdom. We recommend looking into taking pictures from different spots around the hub with the castle in the background. Some of our favorite shots are of the side of the castle, capturing the water.

Even the backside of the castle offers a beautiful picture. Take time to take pictures of all the different angels of the castle.

In EPCOT, Spaceship Earth is the icon that represents the Park. This is stunning if you can snag a picture at night of Spaceship Earth. The lights that bring Spaceship Earth to life during the night and the monorail that goes by make for some fantastic photos.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has become the icon of the Park. As you head down Sunset Boulevard, take some time to stop for a photo of the haunted hotel in the background.

Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the unique Tree of Life is the icon of the Park.

When you come to Discovery Island, you will be welcomed by this magnificent tree featuring hundreds of animals. Take time to snag a picture of it and search for those animals. Like Cinderella Castle, take some time to walk around the Tree of Life and get photos from different spots.

On each visit, we like to stop and get these pictures taken. They help us capture those unforgettable moments, and the Disney Photopass Photographers are fantastic.


Experience the Disney Transportation

Part of what makes Walt Disney World so unique is the free transportation. Disney provides free transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. This is part of Disney magic.

The Disney monorail and the Disney Skyliner are the two modes of transportation that are extremely unique to Walt Disney World. We love taking time during our Disney vacations to step away from the Parks and experience these modes of transportation.

The Skyliner takes Guests to and from EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and the Disney monorail takes Guests to Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.

You can also find boat transportation through Walt Disney World and bus transportation. Although the Disney buses aren’t as exciting, the boat rides can be extremely relaxing and are a great way to see parts of Walt Disney World you usually don’t. We enjoy the boat rides from Port Orleans Riverside to Disney Springs or Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge.

Take some time during your vacation to schedule in time to enjoy the transportation that Disney offers.

Mickey Mouse Epcot
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Say Hello to Mickey Mouse

It wouldn’t be a trip to Walt Disney World without visiting Mickey Mouse. Guests have numerous opportunities throughout the four Disney Parks to meet Mickey.

In Magic Kingdom, Mickey Mouse meets Guests at Town Square Theatre on Main Street, U.S.A in his 50th-anniversary suit. Over at EPCOT, we have like to stop by and see Mickey in his traditional dress in the Imagination Pavilion.

Mickey and Minnie greet Guests in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in their safari gear. Sorcerer Mickey can be visited at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

If you don’t care to see Mickey one-on-one, you can see him in various cavalcades at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on Disney’s Animal Kingdom flotillas. This is a quicker way to wave hello to Mickey as he walks by with his pals.

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Enjoy An Iconic Treat

A trip to Walt Disney World always includes delicious treats. Take time to try out an iconic treat during your vacation.

Consider trying a Mickey-shaped treat like a pretzel, Mickey Bar, or ice cream sandwich. Try the famous spring rolls in Magic Kingdom or a dole whip in Adventureland.

The colossal Mickey cinnamon roll is also a great option in Disney’s Animal Kingdom or a lunch box tart or ronto wrap in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Take a look at some of the iconic Disney treats before you head down, so you know what you will want to get while visiting.

teenagers enjoying ice cream at Hollywood Studios
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Slow Down and Enjoy the Magic

There is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World that sometimes getting wrapped up in everything you think you have to do can be easy. Doing this can often cause you to miss the magic right in front of you.

Try hard during your next Disney vacation to slow down and take in the magic. Enjoy a stroll down Main Street, U.S.A., or take pictures with all the themed walls. One of our favorite experiences is to get a treat and walk around the Tree of Life to see all the different animals we can spot.

A successful vacation doesn’t always mean you rode every ride you wanted to. Instead, it means having a great time with those around you and enjoying the moment.

We hope these small suggestions help you plan and prepare for a wonderful vacation at Walt Disney World.







Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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