Hubbs and I just got back from Disney last week. After our trip, we really feel like Masters at making the most of our time at Disney! We kept saying the whole time that people who complain about going to Disney and don’t get to do anything…are doing it wrong. We did absolutely everything we wanted to do, rode everything we wanted to ride, and ate every Mickey shaped snack throughout the parks.
Hubbs actually came up with the idea for this post. He thought we should share all the tips we have for getting through Disney quickly and efficiently. He’s so good! So here are the tips we came up with.
1. Download the Disney World App.
The Disney World app is fantastic. I think the highlight is the wait times. You can see how long the wait is for each ride or attraction. This way you can beep-boop-bop on over to the rides with the shortest times. Having this information really saves SO much time and prevents you from wasting time waiting in line. The app also has really great information like where to meet characters, restroom locations, entertainment and event schedules, PhotoPass and more. It’s really the all-in-one tool you need in your pocket to master getting around the parks and resorts.
2. Plan Your FastPasses Ahead of Time
Secure your FastPasses as soon as you have your tickets for the parks. Book the rides that are going to be the longest wait. That may not necessarily be the most popular ride. For example, at Magic Kingdom a smart FastPass pick is the Peter Pan’s Flight. It’s a classic ride that always has a long-line but isn’t exactly worth a 70 minute wait. The earlier you book your FastPasses, the more options you will have! We did wait a little too long to book ours, so a few of the rides were already picked over.
3. Arrive early & Run
So we couldn’t get FastPasses for some of the MOST popular rides (because we didn’t get our FastPasses the day we planned our trip! See tip 2) Hubbs and I decided to get to the parks for “rope drop” and legitimately haul-ass to the most popular rides. For Magic Kingdom, that’s the 7 Dwarves Mine Train. For Animal Kingdom, it’s the Avatar Flight of Passage. For Hollywood Studios, it’s Toy Story Mania. You can pictures later, so get in and GO to the rides with the longest lines. That will save you time in the afternoon.
There you have it! What are your tips for getting through Disney quickly?