Since I live right around the corner from the happiest place on earth, I thought I’d add in some Disney tips on my blog. I’ve been to Disney, oh about 20 million times (okay, so I work there too seasonally).
Yeah, I’m addicted. I’m a fan. I’m a Disney girl.
One turnoff for many people is the crowds. If that’s the case for you, then this time of the year is the time to go. September through early November and then again in January until spring break time, the crowds are substantially less. And not only will you find the crowds have thinned, thus making the lines shorter, but the weather is perfect in the fall. Not too hot, not too cold. No humidity.
Now if you must go in the summer or you love Disney at Christmas (who wouldn’t?), but those crowds still get to you, then hit the coffee pot and get there early.
We usually get there as soon as the park opens (BTW, it’s cooler in the mornings!) to do all the rides we can, watch a show and then catch lunch before we head back home. I’m always amazed at the streams of people who enter the park between 10:30 and noon. I suppose I shouldn’t blame them. They’re on vacation, have slept in, eaten a yummy Disney breakfast and meandered to the park.
So think Disney in the autumn and you if can’t swing that, get to the parks early to hit all the rides you’ve been dying to ride.
I went with a friend to Disney World not long after it opened (way back when!) It was a dreary, overcast, drizzly January day. But there was hardly a soul in the place. EVERY ride we went on, we were the only people in that particular boat/car…We had a blast!
Yes, this is the time of the year that kids disappear from school to hit Disney World. The teacher hate it. School hate it.
Parents’ wallets don’t. 😉
I love Disney – and we are waiting in line when the doors open and one of the last families out when the doors close – I would never think of going home in the middle of the day. I’d miss too much 🙁
When we went, we made sure to go off season and show up for opening each day. We never needed to use fastpasses or anything–it was great.
I think buying the ‘Guide to Disney’ book for the year a person plans to go is a great 20 buck investment. Then you know what each ride is before you spend time lining up for it.
Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse
I’ve never been, but like you, I’ve been to Disneyland just about as many times. 🙂 Great tips!
Good to know. I’d like to explore Disney more than I have. And I avoid crowds.