A is for Attitude

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Today begins a series on the ABCs of Walt Disney World. Truthfully, I am not sure where this will go! And, we may not take this in alphabetical order, but we shall try! There are a few letters I haven’t filled in yet but there is time! And, we may repeat a few along the way, also.

Attitude when visiting Walt Disney World is very important! Remember, you are on vacation! Now, I know that visiting WDW isn’t always stress free, but I also believe that if we work to keep our attitude in check as a part of our planning process, that we can reduce the stress and be more free to enjoy the magic of this kingdom.

I’m sure we all have journeyed into a park and heard people grumbling about one thing or another. This is where I think the best weapon is having a good plan. And, making sure you have the research into all of the little things that make a Disney vacation special, can also save a lot of disappointment and hurt feelings.

There are some who are going to try to sway other’s attitudes toward the negative no matter how much they plan. But, if those around choose to ignore the negative, a fabulous vacation CAN be had by all!

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So, what is the key to a good attitude while at Walt Disney World? Don’t be like Grumpy!! Make sure that everyone is on the same page as far as what attractions we are aiming to see, where and when our meals are scheduled, and how we are getting to the parks! There can always be a bit of flexibility, but I think it is a great idea to have a basic plan for the day before we begin.

What are some of your ideas? Leave a comment below!

I would also like to ask for a little help from readers. If you could share this with your Disney loving friends or family, I would appreciate it! I’m trying to build the reader base and would love to include them in the fun!

Until next time, may you have a Blessed and Magical day!!

When Should I Go To Walt Disney World?

When to make a visit to Walt Disney World is one of the most asked questions. When to go often depends on when you are available to take a vacation. And, there seem to be more people visiting at all times of the year. However, there are still ‘lighter’ times to have an adventure at The Happiest Place on Earth.

Let’s look at a few of the busiest times first. There’s the week around July 4th with celebrations throughout the week. After that, the rest of July and August is pretty much a rush the whole time. Next on the calendar would be the week around Thanksgiving. There are a bunch of people who make the pilgrimage to the Orlando area during this time to squeeze a few days of magic in around the turkey. And the busiest time, I think, is the week of Christmas through New Year’s. Crowds are CRAZY, loud, hot, and not moving quickly around any of the parks.

That being said, there are some pretty good times that don’t see this kind of crowding take place. First of all, the month of January after the New Year’s through the week of Presidents Day is quite peaceful. Most attractions are walk on, and chances of a walk-up dining experience are better than average! Temperatures can be a little fickle, but rain is scarce.

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The month of May can be pretty good after the Spring Break crowds go away and before the Summer rush begins. Weather can be warmer and a bit wetter, but a rainy day at a Disney Park is better than a day in the real world!

September through October can be pretty quiet. Keep in mind that October brings around the EPCOT Food and Wine Expo, and the weekends can be busy around World Showcase. But, the weather may cool down a bit from the summer heat and humidity, and crowds do lighten up through the week.

So, study your schedule carefully and choose wisely the time of year you want to visit! The more you plan, the more you will get out of your vacation. There are many online tools available to help you, and if time to plan is not a part of your schedule, make use of a Disney Authorized Travel Planner! They are here to help make your trip magical! If you need one, let me know, I can refer you to someone in your area!

Have a Magical and Blessed New Year!
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Travel Agent or No Travel Agent

When you consider all of the information available on the internet, it is easy to do all of your own research and travel plans. And, for many, this is a fine way to plan your Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line vacation. But, there are those who just don’t want to put THAT much thought into making the arrangements. That is where having an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at your side makes sense.

These folks are specialists in all that takes place within the Disney Destinations galaxy! They keep their ear to the ground to stay informed on changes to reservation procedures, dining options, ticketing, or pretty much anything else within The World! And, with the advent of MyMagic+, MagicBands, and My Disney Experience, it becomes even more important to understand ALL that is taking place at Walt Disney World.

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Disney Vacation Planners can take care of every aspect of your travel arrangements, or they can help you do whatever you are comfortable doing on your own. But, there are those who DO want to do it all on their own, and that’s fantastic! If you have to time to pour over all of the options, resorts, ticketing, crowd predictions, etc., then by all means, hit the internet and get your plans rolling. I would ask, however, that you keep in mind that if you ask a travel agent for advice, and are not using their services, they don’t have to assist you. Many will, but it’s not fair to them! I would suggest that if you have questions, you call Disney directly and talk to a Cast Member. They will do all they can to answer your questions.

Yes, I am working to build a Disney travel business. It is all that I do! But, I’m not writing this to promote myself, or anyone else. I just wanted to try and give you food for thought if you are planning to head to any of the Disney Destinations anytime soon! Remember, the longer you wait to book, the more it is likely to cost!

Have a Blessed and Magical Weekend, my friends!!