Planning a trip to Disney World with kids? Follow this tried-and-tested advice to make the most of your time and money.
If you want to visit Disney World on a budget, timing is perhaps the single most important factor to consider. The best time to visit Disney World is when crowds, prices, and temperatures are all bearable—or when there is an irresistibly great Disney vacation deal on the table.
Looking to score a great deal on a Disney vacation? Your next Disney getaway will be even more magical if you land an affordable price. Here’s a selection of handpicked special offers that are currently available at Walt Disney World and other Disney vacations, including Disney Cruise Line.
Back by popular demand, Disney World's wildly popular free dining special offer is available for stays throughout the fall of 2014, from the end of August to just before Christmas. Book a six-night Magic Your Way package including accommodations at select resorts and park tickets and you'll receive a free dining package as an add-on.
Want to lock in ride times and dining experiences? There's an app for that. Disney has rolled out an innovative new planning tool called MyMagic+, which has essentially replaced the old paper ticketing system by combining a powerful smartphone app with wearable technology. The app lets you program your attractions and dining experiences with FastPass+. Here's a quick primer to get you started.
For families with three or more kids, the typical standard room just isn't big enough yet ponying up for two rooms is pricey and inconvenient. Luckily, larger families have plenty of options at Disney World. Here's a range of solutions for families of five or more, and for every budget.
For many kids, meeting a beloved character is a highlight of any trip to Disney World. If your child has a favorite character, don't leave it up to chance. Disney's new MyMagic+ planning system makes it easy to get organized and schedule character experiences (as well as dining, rides, and other attractions) even before you leave home.
7. Stay cool.
On a sweltering day in Disney World, nothing can kill the fun like overheated kids. Letting them get doused with cold water can be just the ticket. Luckily, you'll find plenty of splashy attractions that offer a refreshing spritz or spray of H20.
Heading to Disney World in the summertime? Better pack your rain poncho. While it can and does rain throughout the year in Orlando, summer is the wettest season, with the average rainfall at its highest June through August. Here are some favorite rainy-day activities to keep you busy until the clouds part.