5. Line Taming
Despite being the most magical place on earth, the Disney Parks are not immune from long lines for popular attractions. It’s sad but true. However, there are three ways to make the lines more manageable. The first harkens back to the previous tip, which is to simply arrive early. Rides like Big Thunder Mountain and Soarin’ fill up fast, so the quicker you get there, the quicker you ride. Second, and perhaps most obvious, is opting for the Disney Fastpass in order to cut down on waiting time. If you don’t want to spend extra for the Fastpass, fret not, there is always the third option, the single rider line. Speaking from experience, the single rider lane cut my wait times nearly in half on my last trip to Walt Disney World. On one rare occasion, I managed to beat out the Fastpass riders to a front seat on Epcot’s Test-Track. While it is true that the Disney Parks do have very long lines for their rides, Disney knows how to handle their crowds. No matter how you slice it, you will have to wait. This is not as bad as it sounds, thanks to the interactive queues created by the Imagineers. While you wait in line, you can play games, interact with scenery, or spot some hidden Easter eggs in your favorite rides. Yes, there are lines at Disney, but they are not unbearable. It’s just a matter of strategy.