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Don’t Be Overwhelmed By These 5 Things in Disney

Even though we love going to Walt Disney World on vacation, there is no denying the fact that there are parts that can be overwhelming.  As you are planning your Disney trip, we want to make sure that you are aware of the things that might overwhelm you.  We hope by bringing this to your attention you will be able to be prepared and continue to have a magical experience while in Walt Disney World.

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Heat and Humidity

As we head into the summer months, one of the big things that will be overwhelming in Walt Disney World relates to the weather.  These upcoming months will be some of the hottest and most humid Disney will see throughout the year.

Because of this, Guests can find it extremely hard to handle the elements.  When heading down during these months, it is important to come prepared to handle these conditions.

First, make sure you drink enough water.  You can bring your own to the Disney Parks or you can get free water at the quick-service locations throughout the Parks.  We also suggest looking into hydrate options if you aren’t one that keeps up with water during the day.

Next, consider bringing both cooling towels and portable fans.  We find having these two items can really help cool our bodies down on extremely hot days in the Parks.

Another great way to manage the weather is to take breaks.  During the hottest parts of the day, consider taking breaks.  This might mean heading back to your Resort pool, visiting a nearby Disney Resort, or even just hanging out in the air-conditioned shops.  Getting out of the heat allows your body to rest and recover which is so important.

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Crowds

It isn’t a secret that Walt Disney World has become busier in 2022.  Guests are wanting to head back to the magic after being gone for so long.  This is causing the Parks to be busier than most of us anticipate.

Even though the crowds can be overwhelming, if you go in with a plan you will have a much better experience.

Taking advantage of early entry if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort is a great way to get ahead of the crowds.  Early entry allows Disney Resort Guests to enter the four Disney Parks thirty minutes before Park opening.

Another great way to beat the crowds is to stay at a Deluxe Disney Resort and take advantage of the extended evening hours.  These allow Guests to be in either EPCOT or Magic Kingdom on specific days for two extra hours at night.

Since Disney announced that Guests attending these will also be able to try for an additional boarding group for Guardians of the Galaxy:  Cosmic Rewind, this perk for Deluxe Resorts Guests is going to be huge.

Check out other posts we have on How to Disney about beating the crowds while on vacation.

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Park Passes

Many Guests are traveling to Walt Disney World for the first time since it reopened in 2020.  Because of this, the new Park pass reservation system might seem overwhelming.

Guests now need to purchase a valid Theme Park ticket, but also make a Park pass reservation for one of the four Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom).

The process of doing these reservations is easy, but unless someone experienced with the procedures reminds Guests of this they might forget.  Make sure that you have both in your My Disney Experience account so you are ready to enter the Park.

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Mobile Ordering

Another new feature that has been brought to Walt Disney World more since its reopening is mobile ordering.  Guests are now being asked to preorder their food at quick-service locations through the My Disney Experience app.

This can be overwhelming if Guests aren’t used to it.  One area that can be frustrating is when pick-up times are not available when you are hungry.  Since there are only a limited amount of slots, it is important to place mobile orders early on in the day.  Get those lunch reservations done before 10 am and supper before 4.  Doing this will allow you to choose your desired time and location.

Another part of mobile ordering that can be overwhelming is the ordering process.  If you do struggle with figuring it out, make sure you check with a nearby Cast Member as they can help walk you through the process at first.

My Disney Experience App

My Disney Experience

Even though most of us are on our phones throughout the day normally, My Disney Experience can be overwhelming at Walt Disney World.

There is so much information that goes into this app that it can be hard to navigate and find what you are looking for.

We have a variety of posts on How to Disney that walks through what you can find on the app and what you should know about it.  Take time to look those over so you are more familiar with all it can do.

This app is extremely important to a magical and successful Walt Disney World trip, so you won’t want to wait until you arrive at Walt Disney World to figure it out.

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World can be overwhelming.  There is a lot that goes into the trip and a lot to know when you arrive as well.  We hope that these help you get ready for a magical vacation.

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