Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Navagating Disney...

I had some comments on the Disney Blog recently about how to go about planning for a trip down to the Parks. Disney World can certainly be overwhelming to anyone visiting here, it is that big!

We were lucky in that Shelley was our personal tour guide, and she arranged and planned everything for us for the past 3 years now that we have visited Disney! She could sell her services!

Here are a couple tricks that she uses when planning trips to Disney.

If you plan on staying right on the Disney Grounds, as we did, you can take advantage of bundling. When you buy your Admission Tickets, make your Hotel Arrangements at the same time. They will send you all kinds of coupons that are worth a lot of money. For example, we all got coupons for a free round of Mini Golf that we did on Tuesday. This Golf cost $14.00 each to play, so instantly you save $28.00 a couple. We also had coupons to get into Disney Quest, which is a huge arcade. It cost $45.00 each to get in here, but we got in free with our coupons. There are many other coupons available.

Next when you plan to come, have a good idea of what you want to do, where you want to go, and what you want to see. With all this in mind, you can now plan for your day. You get 3 Fast Passes each for the Park. They allow you to move right to the front of the line for any of the big rides or attractions. You get a 1 hour window to use your fast pass. Shelley had ours all planned in advance, and they are loaded onto your Disney Magic Band.

We got to the Park right at the 8:00 a.m. opening, and were able to get on a number of the big attractions easily with only a few people in the Park at that time. It usually gets real busy later in the day. We were able to have a real good flow to the whole day, properly using our 3 fast passes, even with a large crowd in the Park. It is all in the planning!

Another beautiful day here in Florida... took live easy today enjoying the nice weather. We went out for our local Family Dinner tonight at a nice local restaurant... 28 people showed up from our neighbourhood! Just keeping the local economy going!

Had a great time!

Till tomorrow...



  1. Glad to read that you enjoyed your time at Disney. Also glad you are enjoying the warmer Florida temperatures.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Happy to hear you enjoyed Disney World and had fine weather to boot. I like the Small World and Peter Pans ride also. I have not heard of that Cyber Mountain, but will have to check it out now, thanks. It sure helps to have someone with you who knows the ropes. We take a lot of family and friends there also.

  3. Disney World can be overwhelming alright - good tips.