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Horrible Disney Blunders You Don’t Want to Make

Now that you have decided to head to Walt Disney World for a f

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Family at Disney

vacation, there are some big blunders that you will want to make sure you avoid. These horrible blunders can have a significant impact on your overall trip experience.

We are sharing some of the top mistakes that Guests make during their Disney vacation to help you avoid these while enjoying your magical vacation.

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Having the Wrong Shoes

There is a lot of walking at Walt Disney World. Guests walk miles and miles each day that they visit a Disney Park. Because of this, you want to ensure you have good, comfortable walking shoes.

Not only do you want comfortable shoes, but you also want to make sure that you have broken those shoes in. A big blunder that Guests make is bringing new shoes for their trip. This can result in blisters and miserable feet.

We recommend having at least two pairs of shoes as well. By having two pairs of shoes, you can easily switch them out when they get wet or if they do start to cause rubbing.

Good, comfortable shoes are essential to a successful trip to Walt Disney World.

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Not Be Ready for Weather

We all hope and dream of a Walt Disney World vacation where the weather is perfect every day. Unfortunately, Disney isn’t in a magical weather bubble. This means that rain, wind, heat, and cold all happen.

When traveling during the hot summer months, ensure you take items to deal with the heat and humidity. This means bringing water bottles, fans, and cooling towels. These are important and helpful to keep your body cool during the day’s heat.

No matter when you go, bring items to battle rainstorms. Individual ponchos, rain jackets, and umbrellas are helpful to have tossed into your bag daily.

Don’t show up thinking that you will have perfect weather. Prepare for those harsher weather conditions so you can keep enjoying the magic.

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Family planning

Not Having a Plan

An overall plan for your days at Walt Disney World is essential to a successful trip. You want to avoid showing up and hope to go with the flow. Guests must have valid tickets, Park Reservations, and dining reservations and know all the Disney lingo.

Going with the flow isn’t something that we recommend. We know that not everyone wants a moment-by-moment plan, but we do think having an overall strategy. Have an idea of what your main goals are each day when it comes to food, rides, and attractions. Doing this can help you have a better overall experience.

By showing up with a general plan, you can find yourself being less frustrated and able to accomplish more throughout the day.

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Planning too Much

On the other hand, don’t make the mistake of planning too much for your day in a Disney Park. With such a tight plan, you don’t leave any room for random experiences that can bring so much magic. Again, have a general idea of what you want to do each day, and then allow for some flexibility within the day.

Flexibility can allow magic to show up unexpectedly throughout the day.

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Family at Disney

Trying to Do it All

Another major blunder at Walt Disney World is trying to do it all. This can lead to frustration, tired family members, and only a few magical feelings.

Be realistic that you won’t be able to see and do everything, no matter how long your vacation is. It is essential to set your expectations accordingly so you don’t get worn down.

Disney is tired is a real thing. Most of us aren’t used to walking so much in the heat. Because of this, we get worn down quickly at Walt Disney World. Plan and schedule breaks. Take time for naps (even for adults). Enjoy the pool. Visit a nearby Disney Resort.

Scheduling breaks can save a Disney vacation. It allows everyone to relax, rest, and enjoy more Disney magic.

Skipping the Stroller

A significant blunder is that Guests with younger kids are skipping the stroller. Even if you have kids that have outgrown the stroller at home, it might be helpful to have one at Disney. Don’t assume that they will be able to walk all the extra miles throughout the trip.

Little ones aren’t used to eight to ten miles per day. Because of this, your little one might appreciate having the option of a stroller. Consider renting one or bringing one from home to have it at your Disney Resort. You will enjoy having a stroller at your Disney Resort after a long day.

Even if they don’t need the stroller at the beginning of the day, you can park it and get it later as they tire.

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Not Bringing Snacks

We are massive fans of Disney snacks, but to save some money, consider bringing some of your own. By having some of your snacks, you not only will save some money but you can also be prepared when someone gets hungry.

It is nice to have a granola bar, gummies, or goldfish ready to go when someone is super hungry, and you aren’t willing to eat yet.

We love all the Disney snacks. Even popcorn seems to taste better at Disney, but we also like the ability to bring our snacks to help supplement the Disney snacks throughout the trip.

Guests make some big blunders when heading to Walt Disney World. Make sure you don’t make them during your trip. Go in with a plan and be prepared with snacks and rain gear. Doing this will help you have a much more magical and less stressful time 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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