“Hiya pal!”

Thanks for coming for the last installment of the Super-Essential Tips for Your First Trip to Disney World. Parts one and two can be found here and here.

 Tip #1: Know your Technology

Familiarize yourself with your camera and your My Disney Experience App before leaving on vacation. Make sure you know what settings you prefer on your camera and how to work the video the way you like. Study the menu options and park maps on the My Disney Experience App so it is not foreign to you when you need it.

Tip #2: Phone Charging

Your phone battery will most likely not last the entire day if you are using the My Disney Experience app and using the camera for most of your pictures. You can invest in a portable phone charger for around $10. Just make sure to charge it fully each night. Starting July 1, 2016, Disney will be opening Fuelrod Kiosks throughout the resort area. For $30 guest can buy a pre-charged portable battery that also comes with a USB charger for Android devices, a USB charger for Apple devices, along with the Apple lightning USB cable.  All items are yours to keep.  If you choose not to charge the portable battery, and you are near a kiosk when it dies you can swap it out for a fully charged one at no extra cost. The booth locations are as follows:

  • Magic Kingdom
    • Tomorrowland Light and Power Co.
    • Big Top Souvenirs
    • Pecos Bill’s
    • Curtain Call Collectibles
  • Epcot
    • Disney Traders
  • Hollywood Studios
    • Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Animal Kingdom
    • Island Mercantile
  • Disney Springs
    • Marketplace Disney Photo Imaging
    • DisneyQuest
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Clubhouse Shop

Tip #3: Wear comfortable shoes 

It is essential to have comfortable broken in shoes with you for the excessive amount of walking you will be doing. Save the flip-flops and sandals for the pool.

Tip #4: Take Breaks

It is necessary to take breaks from walking/standing and the heat periodically throughout the day. Some guests choose to take a midday break back at the resort to nap, or swim. Others find relaxing things to do in the parks for a break. A great example would be a character meal or any table service meal. There are also many indoor air-conditioned relaxing entertainment options offered at each park to spend your relaxing time. It is also a good idea to plan a pool day or a day to hang out and enjoy your vacation.

Be on the lookout for a future blog post of the best places to take a break at all the Disney Parks.

Tip #5: Bathroom rule

Last but not least is the bathroom rule. If one of the people and by people, I mean children in your party needs to use the restroom you all should. Eliminating having to stop multiple times an hour to use the facilities. For our family, this tip is one of the top time savers.

Thank you so much for checking out the top 15 tips over the last few weeks!  Stay tuned for next weeks dining review of the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical-Review.

“See you real soon!”