Taking the kids to Disney World is an exciting experience for everyone, but you do need to consider a few key elements. Take a look at this article on the Top 5 Disney World Tips, or check out our summary below.

1.         Hunt for the best deals

Too often people assume that there’s little they can do to find great deals at Disney World, or they look only at the deals Disney offers directly. You can buy third part discount theme park tickets, rent an Orlando vacation home for much less than you think, and even get details on resort hotels.

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2.         Keep your expectations in check

If you’ve never been to Disney World before, you may be under the impression that you can see everything there is to see in all 4 parks. The truth is that people visit for a week or more at a time and still don’t get to do it all. Make a list of your must-dos and know that anything else will be icing on the cake.

3.         Be aware of your timing

If your kids are in school you may not have a lot of options when it comes to the time you visit. However, if your school doesn’t have a traditional schedule, or your kids are not yet in school, considering going during the slowest times of year, which include late January and early February and early September.

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4.         Have a plan

It can be tempting to wing it – especially when you’re on vacation and just want to relax. However, you’ll get to experience a lot more, and avoid many of the meltdowns, if you walk into the experience with a basic plan. Generally speaking, it’s best to get there when the park opens, tour for a few hours, and take a mid-day break to avoid the peak crowds and hottest temperatures.

5.         You need special planning with toddlers

Check out these useful resources for planning a trip to Disney World with young children. You’ll find a wealth of resources that helps you make the special concessions you’ll need to make when you’re bringing the young ones for a trip to the happiest place on earth.