might feel like a new world with its language as you start planning. Before you head to Walt Disney World, there is so much to know and determine. From determining where you want to stay, which Disney Parks to visit each day, and which rides and shows you want, ensure you experience. There are so many decisions to make.
As you begin planning, you should be aware of a handful of Disney phrases. Knowing about these phrases will help you be better prepared to navigate your Disney vacation successfully.
We have what these key phrases are so you can feel like a Disney Prio when you arrive at .
The first essential Disney vocabulary that you need to be aware of is My . This is going to be your key to all things Disney. This is the free planning app for . It is your lifeline to the .
It is through the app that can see wait times at all the Disney Parks, mobile order (more on this soon), see show times, and even find bathrooms. The app provides essential information such as hours, bus times, and more to help you plan your day.
We recommend downloading the app before heading to . Get signed in and start messing around with all it has to offer. Here are some suggestions on How to Disney to help you get started.
Pass Reservations and Tickets
To visit a , you need a valid and a Pass . When you book your vacation package, this includes your . This is your paid admission into one of the four Disney theme parks. You can choose from a single admission or a Hopper option that would allow you to move between parks after 2 pm.
After you have paid for your My account and book your passes. These are reservations at a specific for each day of your Disney trip. , you need to go into your
It would be best if you had BOTH a . (paid admission) as well as pass ( ) to get into the
, Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lanes
Disney language is a new part of Disney, Genie+, and Individual Lightning Lanes. These features have recently been added to My to help navigate the Disney Parks more easily.
To have a successful Disney vacation, it is essential to know what each feature offers. We have a more in-depth look HERE that can help, but let’s do a quick breakdown.
is the free planning app that all can use while visiting a . It provides tips and suggestions for rides, shows, and dining as move throughout the Disney Parks.
Genie+ is a paid feature that can choose to add for an additional $15 per day per person. By adding this to their day, are given access to the Lightning Lanes and can bypass the long standby lines.
Individual Lightning Lanes are the specific rides in each of the four Disney Parks that aren’t included with the purchase of Genie+. These rides have to purchase individually (pricing ranging from $7 to $17 per per person) to have access to the Lightning Lanes.
MagicBands and MagicBand+
You might see posts and information about MagicBands and MagicBand+ as you prepare for your upcoming vacation. These are fun accessories that can choose to purchase through My or when they arrive at .
These allow them to enter the , open their Resort door, tap in for Genie+ selections, and so much more. Disney doesn’t require these, but they are fun and do make it easier than digging out a each time.
MagicBand+ is the new upgraded version that is coming to . These new bands will be even more interactive throughout the Disney Parks. can interact with the Fab 50 gold statues and play a game in Batuu. Learn more about MagicBand+ HERE.
Quick Service, Counter Service, Table Service
There are two main options for eating at Disney Theme Parks and Disney Resorts. Quick-service (often referred to as counter service) refers to any stand kiosk or dining location that gives you food right away. These don’t need a dining and typically can get their food quickly.
Table service locations are those that typically need a dining for ahead of time. These locations are higher-priced experiences with a server and they take longer. At a table service location, you are waited on throughout the dining experience.
Advance Dining Reservations (ADR)
In order to eat at most table service locations, need to make advanced dining reservations (ADR). These can be made up to 60 days ahead of checking in thus the advanced part of the name. These are just like those reservations you make at your local fine dining options at home except you are planning way ahead. You can do these through the app.
Also located in the My app is mobile ordering. Disney who wish to eat at a quick service location such as Casey’s Corner or Flame Tree Barbecue will need to use the mobile ordering aspect of My .
This feature is easy to use and allows to easily place a food order on their smartphones from anywhere in the . It is a great way to pass time in line as you prepare for lunch or dinner.
The app allows you to customize your orders as well. Make sure if you are there during heavier crowds to book your mobile order early. There are limited pickup windows (time slots) so you will want to snag yours early.
It might feel like Disney is truly a whole new world as you prepare for your Disney vacation. We hope that knowing these essential Disney words will help have a successful trip and feel more confident.