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Major Issues That Could Ruin a Disney Trip

It doesn’t matter how many times you have been to Walt Disney World or how many hours you spend planning, there are some issues that will come up during your trip.  Our goal is to bring them to your attention, not to scare you, but to help you be prepared.

We hope that by bringing them up, you will be able to either avoid the issue altogether or at least have an overall plan for when these issues come up during your vacation.

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Dead Phone Battery

This is probably an issue when it happens at home, but when your cell phone battery dies at Walt Disney World it can be a true nightmare.  Now more than ever, our cell phones and the My Disney Experience app are essential to a successful day in a Disney Park.

It is through our phones that we are not only able to stay connected to one another, but it is where will see wait times, mobile orders, use Genie+, and so much more.  A dead phone can really prevent you from having a good experience in Disney Park.

There are a few ways we have found to help prevent this issue from coming up.  First of all, buy a portable charger before you even leave home.  Disney does provide FuelRod stations throughout the Disney Parks, but it will be cheaper and a lot less stressful to have your own.

Second, have a charging station set up in your hotel room for each evening so you will start your day on a positive note.  Doing this will make sure everyone knows where they are supposed to charge and ensures (hopefully) that everything gets charged and remembered the next day.

Doing these two small things can really help prevent this major issue from impacting your trip.

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Not Preparing For Weather

The weather of all types happens at Walt Disney World.  Even though there is a rumor that Disney has a magical bubble where it can control the weather, this isn’t the case.  Rain, storms, sunshine, heat, and even cold can impact vacations.

One issue that can have a major impact on a Disney vacation is if you show up not prepared for the weather.  Rain happens all the time throughout the whole year at Walt Disney World.  If you are planning a trip to Disney, then you should plan for rain.

Throw in some ponchos, rain jackets, and umbrellas, even if it doesn’t say rain in the forecast.

The other problem that can arise from the rain is wet shoes and socks. Consider packing extra shoes or even sandals you would toss in your bag for the downpours to prevent having to walk around in wet shoes all day.

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Rain isn’t the only weather that can impact a Disney vacation.  The heat and humidity can be a real issue if you don’t come prepared.  We a few pieced on How to Disney to help you battle the heat at Walt Disney World.  Take time to look into those so you aren’t impacted by them throughout your vacation.

Finally, it does get cold at Walt Disney World too.  For those that travel during the winter months, make sure you take time to pack and prepare for the colder weather.  We see quick changes in temperatures during this time and it can be miserable being cold at a Disney Park.

Weather can be a major issue during your Walt Disney World vacation if you aren’t prepared for it.  Take time to pack and prepare before your trip so you are ready and can keep on enjoying the magic.

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Family Feuds

We no that this isn’t an issue that most want to address, but it is a reality at Walt Disney World.  Families will fight.  Not many of us spend 24/7 with our loved ones.  Add in being tired, hungry, and overstimulated, chances are good that a disagreement or two will show happen.

These feuds can happen at any time, but when they do allow yourself a moment to step away.  Try to go into the vacation with an open mind and the ability to be flexible. Know that if you need to adjust your plans that it is okay. Remember, you don’t have to do everything.

Take some downtime in the Resort to relax or even consider splitting up to allow for some time away from one another. By doing this, you will find everyone in a lot better spirits.  It’s okay to take breaks (we have suggestions here on where to do this) during your trip.

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Feet Will Get Tired

No matter how much you break in your shoes at home and walk before you arrive, your feet will still get tired and sore at Walt Disney World.  Once again, we are going to suggest planning in some downtime during your vacation to prevent this issue from ruining your trip.

Allow time to elevate your feet and get off of them for a little while. If they start to swell, consider icing them back in your hotel room.  Drinking enough water can also help as well.

Your feet aren’t used to walking so much, and having sore feet is a common problem in Walt Disney World. Come prepared with a plan on how to take breaks, and drink water each day.

There will be issues and problems during your magical Walt Disney World trip. We hope though that by bringing some of these common issues to your attention, you will be prepared when they come up during your Walt Disney World vacation.











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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