We would all love to spend as much time at Disney as possible. But what if you only have one day? What to do? How do you make the most of your one day at Disney?
Here are a few tips to make sure to get the most out of your trip.
1. Pick the right day – Crowd levels vary and you can find days within a week that are better than others. Of course Spring Break and holidays will be the busiest, but it can also be busy around the marathons and special events. As a travel agent I can help you pick the perfect day for your Disney visit and decide which park to visit. There are a few factors to consider:
The park hours – you probably won’t want to pick a day that the parks close early for a special event.
The crowd levels – weekdays tend to be less busy.
Closures and special events – consult the Disney calendars to know which events or closures are happening.
2. Plan your day – make a list of the rides you do not want to miss and the character photos you want to get. Write down the Fastpasses you want to get (see below) when you enter the park. Plan where you would like to get lunch and make a dining reservation if needed. Don’t waste your time trying to decide while you are in the parks or waiting to eat because you did not make a reservation.
3. Get to the park before it opens – You want to be the first people in line, to enter the park. But also to see the opening gate drop. Most of the crowds start to get heavy around 10 am, so if you are there at opening you can avoid some lines or get your favorite character photos.
4. Use the Fastpass – They are free! I am always surprised by how many people think they need to pay for the Fastpass.
The Fastpass kiosks are located outside of select attractions. Look for the (FP) image on your maps.
Use your park tickets to get the FastPasses
You will get a window to return to avoid the lines later in the day.
Save time by having one person take all of your park tickets to get the Fastpass.
You need one Fastpass per person.
5. Don’t try to do it all! – It is ok if you can not do everything. It is better to enjoy the time you are there then to feel like you have to rush from place to place. If a wait time is too extended decide f you will skip it or come back. Even though this is your one day, you should enjoy it!!
6. Understand the wait times – Certain rides have longer waits than others. As your travel agent I can help you plan your day to get to those rides and reserve some of the less popular rides for later.
The fact is that if you only have one day you may not be able to do everything. Especially if you choose Magic Kingdom. But with some help, planning and patience you will be able to enjoy it!
Patti Persia is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida. As part of her travel services she watches for discounts, helps with planning, reservations and more. Her guests also get fun gifts and freebies to make their trip even more magical! You can reach her at 302-5mouse6 or Patti@DestinationsinFlorida.com.