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Major Problems You Can Face In Disney and How to Overcome Them

We would all like to think that our trips to Walt Disney World will be filled with magic and joy. The reality is that sometimes problems arise even in Walt Disney World. We hope that by bringing some of the major problems you might face during your trip to your attention early, you will be more prepared to attack them with grace.

Having a plan of action is half the battle when problems come up and we want to make sure you know what to do.

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Dead Phone

An issue that has become an even bigger problem lately in Walt Disney World is having a dead phone. Our smartphones are essential to a successful Walt Disney World vacation. They are how we connect to the My Disney Experience app and it is through that app that we can access so much of the magic.

My Disney Experience App

Without a phone, you won’t be able to take pictures, mobile order, use Genie+, or see wait times. This can be a huge frustration. Luckily it has an easy solution.

Bring portable batteries from home. There are many options that you can find on Amazon to fit your needs. Disney does offer FuelRods throughout the Parks; however, they are expensive and don’t charge for long periods of time.

Make sure you set up a charging station in your Resort room so everyone knows where to charge their items at night. This can be extremely helpful to ensure that you are walking into a Disney Parks charge and ready to go.

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It Rains

We know that we all hope for perfect weather for our vacations, but it does rain a lot in Walt Disney World. Don’t run into the issue of not being prepared because you think it won’t rain. Rainstorms pop up suddenly and you will always want to have items to help battle the elements.

Toss in those ponchos, umbrellas, or rain jackets when you head into the Parks. Having these items ready to go can help you continue to move around the Parks and will less of an issue in the rain.

You might also come across the problem of wet shoes and socks. This isn’t fun to walk around in, so consider bringing extra shoes or even sandals that can easily be tossed into your bag for those downpours that leave the streets flooded in the Parks.

We also suggest having at least two pairs of shoes for everyone. This can allow you to switch them out if they do get wet during a rainstorm.

Rain can be a big issue that you face when visiting Walt Disney World; however, if you go in prepared for it by having raingear you will be able to continue to enjoy the magic.

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Sore Feet

Speaking of shoes, a major issue that you can face in Walt Disney World is sore feet. No one is used to walking as much as you do in Walt Disney World. Because of this, you often find out that even your favorite pair of sneakers cause blisters.

To help prevent this problem, make sure you have not only extra pairs of shoes to switch out but also medicine for blisters. Moleskin can bring a huge relief to those areas that are causing issues.

Take time to elevate your feet and relax during your trip as well. Allowing yourself some time to relax can be a huge help for keeping your feet helpful.

Sore feet are a huge problem that many Guests face when visiting Walt Disney World. To prevent this problem, go in with the right shoes and take time to sit and relax.

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Forgetting to Use the Bathroom

It never fails that you will get into a line, and someone will need to go to the bathroom. Although this might seem like a big problem, don’t panic.

Try to be proactive by taking bathroom breaks each hour, so this hopefully won’t be an issue.

If you do end up in a line and someone has to use the bathroom, look for a Cast Member to explain the situation to and see what they suggest.

Taking a few extra minutes to stop at the bathroom is well worth not having the stress of having to go while waiting in line.

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Because you are walking so much and often in the heat, it is extremely easy to become dehydrated while in Walt Disney World. To prevent this from happening, make sure you have the plan to get everyone drinking water throughout the day.

Bring in your own water bottles so you don’t have to spend money and time getting bottles within the Parks. Consider investing in hydration packets to help build those electrolytes back up after long days in the Park.

Becoming dehydrated is a huge problem in Walt Disney World, so make sure that you think about how to keep yourself and little drinking lots of water.

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Family Will Fight

No one wants to talk about this, but know that it will probably happen at some point during your Walt Disney World vacation.

Family members will get tired, hungry, or overstimulated, which can result in a family disagreement. It might be about what ride to go to next, where to have a snack, or how long you can stay at the pool.

If you find yourself in a family disagreement, don’t freak out or feel bad, but instead take a moment and a step back.

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 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.

Those are some of the biggest problems Guests constantly face during their Walt Disney World vacations. We hope that by sharing them with you ahead of your trip, you will be more prepared when they come up.







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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