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3 Simple But Important Ways to Prepare for Your First Family Trip to Disney World

3 Simple But Important Ways to Prepare for Your First Family Trip to Disney World

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A family trip is not the easiest thing in the world to plan, but when the destination is Disney World, all the planning and researching suddenly seem a lot easier (or, dare I say it, fun?). The theme parks and resorts have everything kids and adults need and want, plus a few things you didn’t know you wanted. 

Also, if this is the kids’ first time, you’ll make a ton of amazing memories that will stay with you for years to come. But even if you’re the kind of family who goes to Disney World at least once a year, each visit is magical and brings new experiences and adventures. 

Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran when it comes to planning this sort of family trip, here are a few tips to make everything easier.

1. Download the Free Disney Genie App

Disney World is a magical place, which is why it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by the atmosphere. To avoid this and make sure everyone has a fantastic time while there, Disney has employed the services of a genie who will be everyone’s guide. 

The genie will be on your phone, under the disguise of an app (the Genie app), and it will help plan your trip, book accommodation, and provide tips and information while you’re in the park. Overall, the Genie app comes as an addition to the other existing tools, such as the Lightning Lanes or My Disney Experience, and its job is to help you untangle the complexity that comes with the Disney World magic.

Now, the app itself has a few tricks and secluded corners you may not be able to find on your own, so check out this Disney Genie guide for a few extra tips. 

2. Plan, Plan, and Plan

Disney World is not one of those theme parks where you decide where to go or what to do once you’ve passed the front gate. If you do this, you’ll probably be stuck waiting in line all day, feeling frustrated and exhausted. 

The Orlando parks have a lot to offer, from standard rides to some unusual activities that you can’t do anywhere else. To see/try the activities that interest you or your family, make sure to book seats ahead. 

Also, learn how to use a crowd calendar to find the best times to visit. If the park is too crowded, you may have to wait at the gate for people inside to leave before you can get in, and this is a rather frustrating experience. 

3. It’s a Several Days Trip

There are lots of things to do and see as a tourist in the US, but if Disney World is on the list of objectives, you have to allocate the appropriate amount of time. After all, who knows when you’ll have another chance to visit?

The parks offer so many attractions, activities, and events that it’s difficult to get bored even if you spend a few days in the same park! If you’re not a frequent visitor, it’s a good idea to block at least four days for Disney World alone. 

You can stay at one of the several Disney resorts or at the many other hotels and resorts that surround the parks. Also, there are plenty of options for food and entertainment, even outside the parks. 

Wrap Up

In a nutshell, your first family trip to Disney World must be at least four days long, and it must be well-planned. Luckily, Disney provides a series of tools and services to help you with the planning. Overall, the experience is indeed magical and is worth all the effort!