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Lies About Disney You Shouldn’t Believe

We loved Walt Disney World, but sometimes people think they know everything about this magical place and they just don’t.  There are certain lies that we hear time and time again about Walt Disney World.  As our beloved readers, we don’t want you to get caught up in the lies as well.

We are going to share some of the lies that many people believe about Walt Disney World, but as a Disney expert, you shouldn’t.

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Weather is Perfect- Because There’s A Dome

Although we wish there was a magical dome around Walt Disney World, this isn’t actually true.  Walt Disney World, the four Disney Parks, Disney Springs, and the twenty-plus Resorts are not magically in a weather-controlled dome.

Don’t get caught up in this lie and show up to Walt Disney World unprepared for the weather.  Rain, heat and even cold happens throughout Walt Disney World.  Be prepared by looking into our many tips and tricks on How to Disney.

By looking at these articles, you will show up to Walt Disney World prepared to take on whatever weather shows up during your vacation.

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It is All Burgers and Hot Dogs

Why yes you can find burgers and hot dogs and chicken nuggets at Walt Disney World, it isn’t all you can find.  There are some fantastic dining locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort Property.

If you don’t want to spend your whole vacation eating chicken nuggets or having basic cheeseburgers, take a look at some of our top dining suggestions on How to Disney.  Guests can find excellent and unique options at both Disney’s table-service and quick-service restaurants.

Seafood, plant-based options, and so many other unique choices can be enjoyed throughout Walt Disney World.  Don’t get stuck in the lie that you won’t find anything bug nuggets, dogs, and burgers.

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Disney Is For Kids

Yes, Walt Disney World is for kids, but the goal of Walt Disney himself was to create a place for kids and parents to have fun together.  We hear this lie a lot from friends and co-workers.  Even though Walt Disney World has a lot for kids to do, it also provides a lot of fun, unique experiences for adults as well.

EPCOT is a fantastic place for adults to explore.  Not only can Guests enjoy the EPCOT festival that provides great drinks and food options, but they can also explore the amazing pavilions throughout World Showcase.

Adults can also participate in many experiences such as unique tours, excursions such as fishing, and high-end dining at places such as Victoria and Alberts.

Don’t believe the lie that Disney is just for kids.  It also provides a lot of great, adult-focused experiences as well.

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There Are No Thrill Rides

This lie often connects with the previous one about Disney being for kids.  Many people believe that Disney doesn’t offer any thrill rides.  Even though the focus might not always be on thrill, we can say for certain that Disney does have its share of thrilling rides.

For roller coaster junkies, Disney has Rock n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT is the newest thrill ride that begins with a reverse launch.

For jump scare thrills, Dinosaur in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is definitely thrilling as those dinos get us every time.

We have a whole post HERE on How to Disney about rides the thrill seekers will enjoy at Walt Disney World.  Don’t think it is all tea cups and it’s a small world because that isn’t true.

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Every Ride Has Long Lines

We aren’t going to lie to you either-there are some rides at Walt Disney World that see extremely long waits each and every day.  Slinky Dog Dash, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Avatar Flight of Passage all see long lines each and every day.  Side note- use our tips HERE to navigate those long lines.

This doesn’t however mean that every, single ride or experience in all four Disney Parks has long waits all day long.  In each of the four Disney Parks, there are rides, shows, and experiences that don’t have long lines all day long.

Take some time to research and learn HERE so you can show up prepared and know which experiences to hit when wait times start to increase.

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Nothing Is Free

This is also a big lie that Guests tend to believe.  Although there is a lot at Walt Disney World that costs money, there are still some free experiences for Guests.

We have a post HERE that will walk through some of the free experiences that you won’t want to skip.  From getting a celebration button to enjoying the Kidcot locations in EPCOT, take advantage of these free bits of fun throughout Walt Disney World.

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It Is So Expensive

Okay yes, a trip to Walt Disney World isn’t cheap, but you also don’t have to believe the lies about taking out a second mortgage to pay for a Disney vacation.  There are ways to save money on a Disney vacation and still have a magical time.

Disney offers a wide variety of Resorts so consider staying at a value option to save some money.  You can also bring in your own food to skip the cost of food.

A trip to Disney is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be overly expensive.  There are ways to keep yourself within budget.

These are some of the big lies that Guests tell about Walt Disney World.  Don’t get caught up in them as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation.  Use the resources we have linked so you are knowledgeable and ready for a fun time.

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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