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Don’t PANIC! Solutions to Common Problems Faced In Disney World

You have planned and prepared for your Walt Disney World vacation, but you arrive and come up against some problems you aren’t sure what to do about them.

Don’t panic as we have solutions to some of the most common problems Guests face in Walt Disney World.

We have been here and faced these problems and want to make sure you know that there are solutions that can be found easily if you just know how.

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Your Family Drinks A LOT of Water

If your family drinks a lot of water, which is a great thing for Walt Disney World as you will want to stay hydrated, this can be an issue if you aren’t prepared.

Bottled water in Disney is expensive (and continues to go up) so if you aren’t prepared you can end up spending a lot of money on water throughout your Walt Disney World vacation.

Save some money by being prepared with one of these options.  First, know that you can get free water from most quick service locations in Walt Disney World.  Just head to the counter at Magic Kingdom or wherever Theme Park you are at and ask.  You can use this to refill your own water bottle which is another great tip.  Bringing a water bottle for your family can be a great way to save money on water.  Use the free water from the quick service locations  as well as there are water filling stations as well throughout a Disney Park.

If your family likes bottled water, consider using a grocery delivery service to have a case of water delivered to your Walt Disney World Resort hotel.  This can allow you to have bottled water throughout your trip, but at a much cheaper cost.

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Your Disney Resort Room Isn’t Ready

You got up early for a morning flight to Walt Disney World, but when you arrive at your Walt Disney World Resort your room isn’t ready.  Don’t panic, you have options.

If you want to hit the Disney Parks or Disney Springs, you can drop your bags off at bell service and head on your way to the magic.

Want to spend time at the pool, grab those swimsuits out of the suitcase, change at the pool bathrooms and hop on into the fun.

Just want to spend some time relaxing?  Most of the Walt Disney World Resorts have amazing lobbies with nice chairs or even have chairs outside where you can relax and just enjoy the Florida sunshine.

Don’t worry if your room isn’t ready as you will have options so you can still start your Walt Disney World day.

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Your Feet Hurt

One of the biggest problems that people have in Walt Disney World is they end up with sore feet.  Most of us aren’t walking 10 plus miles each day at home and our feet start to complain as our vacation continues.

Take care of your feet by making sure you have comfortable shoes packed that have been broken back at home.  Don’t pack brand-new shoes as this will cause even more issues.

To help your feet recover during your Disney vacation, schedule in some downtime throughout the day and your overall vacation.  Take time to sit and enjoy shows, a meal or even hang at the pool.  By allowing yourself to get off your feet at different times, they will slowly start to appreciate you more.

If you do end up with blisters or shoes that rub, make sure you take care of them right away.  We highly recommend having moleskin or band aids to help.  These can really make a big difference.

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Your Kid Gets Sick Or Hurt

We have all been there in Walt Disney World and our little one is running with excitement only to trip and fall.  They scrape their knee/elbow etc.  Don’t panic!  In each of the four Disney Parks you can find first aid items at the baby care centers.  These offer everything you would need if a little one is hurt.

If your little one (or big one) gets sick in Walt Disney World, you can also find help at the first aid stations.  They have basic over the counter medicine, places to rest and can also help you process if a doctor is needed.

When a doctor or medicine is needed, you can find companies that deliver right to the Disney Resort or even the Disney Parks.  This is super helpful when you don’t have a car and don’t want to leave a sick one to go get medicine off property.

For those that face these situations in Walt Disney World, don’t panic as you aren’t the only one.  Our biggest suggestion would be to ask Cast Members for help as they will know what to do.

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You Have a Dead Phone

This might not seem like a big problem, but as important as My Disney Experience is to your Disney vacation, a dead phone can be a major issue in Walt Disney World.

Although we highly recommend you pack a charger from home, if you forget yours or leave it at the Resort for the day, there are options.

Throughout Walt Disney World Guests will find FuelRod stations.  These aren’t the cheapest option, but they will get you through when needed.  You can purchase one and then exchange it throughout the Parks and Resort for a small fee.

You can also find charging stations throughout the Disney Parks so toss in those cords so you can stay connected.


Something Gets Lost

From MagicBands to sunglasses and Minnie ears, we have left all of them behind by accident in Walt Disney World.  If you do lose something in one of the Parks or at a Disney Resort, there is a system in place to find your times.

Disney has a lost and found site through Lost and Found ChargerBack.  If you misplace something or lose something in Walt Disney World, you can head to this site and complete the questions.  It is amazing how helpful Disney is in finding lost items.  You can also choose to chat with a Cast Member at the location you lost the item at as well so they can keep their eyes open.

These are some of the big problems that people face in Walt Disney World.  Even if you come across these problems while on your Disney vacation, we hope this will help you know what solutions are out there and how you can overcome them and continue with the magic.


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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