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Old 02-15-2013, 10:54 AM   #1756
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General Information about the Parks
  • Breaks, Rest, Naps- During peak season when the parks open earlier and close later, get to the park before Rope Drop and leave the park by 11-12pm. Go back to the resort and take a nap or swim in the pool. Have lunch and head back for evening hours. This doesn't work when parks close earlier so you'll have to decide what is better.
  • If driving, use your cellphone to snap a picture of the lot and row number you are in- a CM can help you locate your car easily this way.
  • FASTPASS- This is a must use at all the busiest rides. It saves you a spot in line at a certain time of the day. Best way to use FastPass successfully is to head to the rides you want to ride later and grab a fastpass and then jump in line (if the line isn't long already). That way you can ride twice. If one adult doesn't want to do that particular ride, move on to the next ride to grab the next fastpass. As of March 2012, you must use the FastPass within an hour after the time given. You are unlikely to get a fast pass for rides after the first few hours the park in open.
  • Rides that are the busiest: At Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Thunder Mountain, and Fantasyland (Mainly Dumbo and Peter Pan). At EPCOT, Soarin' and Test Track. At Animal Kingdom, they head straight to Kilamanjaro Safari. At Hollywood Studios, the main attraction is Toy Story Mania with some people heading to Tower of Terror and Rocking Roller coaster.
  • Rider-Swap- Great program with young kids. Basically when you get in line, you tell the first CM you see that you want to do the Rider Swap program. They will direct you from there. What this program does is allow you and three other people in your party to ride the ride while someone else stays with the child who can not ride. Once you ride it once, the adult who rode gets off to stay with the child while the other adult can ride WITH the people who already rode without waiting in line again.
  • Rope Drop- Refers to arriving at the park approximately 45 minutes before the park opens. Many parks have a show they give the guests who arrive early. Arriving early allows you to ride more rides, enjoy less crowds and lower temperatures.
  • Baby Care Stations- Every park has one. They include nursing rooms, changing stations, high chairs, toys and more! Great place to escape the heat with the little kids for a few minutes.
  • Disney Photopass CD- Buy before your trip and save money! Regularly priced (at the World) is 169.95 but if purchased before your trip you get the special price of 119.95! It gives you access to ALL your photos from your trip taken by the Photopass Photographer, including the magic pictures. They are placed at all the perfect locations throughout the park for a photo-op. Don't want to buy a photopass, no problem. They will take a picture using your camera. Just be sure it has a strap on it or they won't touch it. http://www.disneyphotopass.com/speci...dlearnmore.htm
  • Characters- All characters meet and greet times are listed in the Times Guide available to you when you first enter the park. You can also find them at many of the souvenir shops throughout the parks.
  • Ask a cast member in a blue shirt if you need help finding the location of the meet and greet.
  • If you see a photopass photographer just lingering in a random location, most likely they are waiting for a Character. Don't be shy, ask them and they will gladly let you know.
  • When you get in line, ask the handler how long he'll be available so you don't waste your time in line. And can go back at a later time.
  • Only face characters like the princesses speak. You can explain this to your child saying the other characters have to save their voices for parades or shows.
  • Closing Times- Even though the park has closing times, not everything shuts down right then. Usually the shops are open for another 1-2 hrs afterwards.
  • You can get in line up until the park closes. So if you get in line at 8:59 and the park closes at 9, you'll be able to ride.
  • Times- Each park has a wait time board that is manned by a cast member. This board will have up to the minute wait times and FastPass return times.
  • Extra Magic Hours- There's two minds sets to these and I'll provide both so you can decide which is better for you.
  • Do Magic Hours: Whether you have the extra hour in the morning or the extra hours in the evening, it gives you extra time to see everything you want to see. You have the park to only resort guests (but remember there is 20 resorts). Its only good if you plan on taking advantage of the extra hours. If you don't plan on staying for the extra hours, its best to avoid that park.
  • Don't Do Magic Hours: The park with the magic hours is usually the busiest (except for special occasions). Its better to hit the park thats not having magic hours and you'll avoid the crowds and have a chance to ride more rides.
  • Left Lane- At Disney, always go to the left. Whether its the left line of a ride or going left instead of right when walking the park. Most people will travel left so you'd be following the crowd.
  • Guest Assistance Card- Disney offers this card to those with special needs. It allows guest to fully enjoy their vacation by offering alternative entrances or waiting areas for attractions.
  • Park Hopper option- this option allows you to visit more than one park in a day. If you are unsure if you'll use this option, wait until you get to the park before adding it. You can add it at any time during your vacation and pay the same price as you would if you had purchased it before you arrived.
  • Cast Members- These people are there to help you in any way they can. Strike up a conversation with them and you can learn tid bits about things that you may not know. They can give you the best place to watch the parade or firework show. Also I was there back in '05 and the CM running Rockin' Roller Coaster handed out free fast passes to any ride. So be nice, smile and they will share their magic.
  • WiFi- Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios now have free wi-fi in the parks. This is great so you can bring other electronics for inline entertainment and apps to help you navigate the parks. The only thing is you have to agree to terms and conditions each day and sometimes the internet connection is a little iffy.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:55 AM   #1757
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Magic Kingdom Tips
  • Rope Drop- Magic Kingdom has a wonderful welcome show that starts about 12 minutes before the park opens. Make sure you stand in the middle of the queue where you can see the clock at the top of the train station. The show will involve the train, so make sure you can see it.
  • If you time it just right, your walk down Main Street could be with a few characters as they head to their meet and greet locations.They won't stop for autographs but its fun to walk along side them.
  • Dining Reservation Before park opens- Make a dining reservation at either Crystal Palace or Cinderella's Royal Table before the park opens and you should be able to get a picture of Cinderella's Castle without any other guests in the photo. Sometimes the photopass photographers are out to capture the moment for you.
  • Characters- Most characters can be met in other parks. So only meet the characters that do not meet in any other park. This includes Rapunzel, Tiana, The Fairy Godmother, Wendy and Peter Pan
  • Fantasyland- Most appealing to little ones. Be sure to go first thing in the morning. Crowds start increasing around lunch and will stay crowded for the rest of the day.
  • Parade- Figure out where the 3pm parade will start. If it starts in Frontierland, you can get a spot there. There will be fewer crowds and once the parade is done you can hop on a ride whole everyone else is still watching the parade
  • Avoid seeing parades on Main Street. Head towards places near Liberty Square or Frontierland.
  • If there are two evenings parades, the second one will be less crowded.
  • Wishes- If you are planning on leaving as soon as the fireworks are over, try to find a seat towards the entrance to the park instead of near the castle. Also, head inside the shops on Main Street on the left hand side and you can cut through all the shops and avoid the crowds on the street
  • You can also view the fireworks from the Polynesian Resort on the beach. Take the monorail over and head to the beach. Some people have commented they could hear the music others said they couldn't.
  • If you've seen Wishes a couple of times before try watching it from fantasyland behind the carousel- Fireworks explode right over your head.
  • Resting- Best attractions for napping: The Hall of Presidents, The Tomorrowland Transit Authority
  • If you need a quick bite and recharge, take the monorail over the the Contemporary Resort and eat at Contempo Cafe.
  • Walk over to the Grand Floridian and grab a hammock on the beach
  • You'll find a Rose Garden between Cinderella's Castle and the entrance bridge to Tomorrowland. While relaxing you may find baby ducks walking through the gardens. Also a great PhotoOp
  • PhotoOps- The sled outside Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square. Great for Christmas card Photo
  • At the MK Hub there are some classic characters statues. Take a picture of each member with their favorite characters. Every time you go back take a picture with the same characters
  • Get a dining reservation before the park opens and take a picture with the castle without any people in the way. If you're lucky, a photo pass photographer will be there.
  • Magic Moments- Things that you may overlook or special opportunities to make the magic even better.
  • Harmony Barber Shop- Located on Main Street, you can go and have your baby's first haircut. Your package will even come with a pair of commemorative ears. You can also get a gel style for just $5 with mickey shaped confetti.
  • Head over to Tom Sawyer Island first thing in the morning. Cast members hide paint brushes throughout. If you can find one, your entire party will receive a FASTPASS.
  • Ride in the back of the MK Railroad train.
  • Play place beside the entrance of Splash Mountain for little ones to play on while their siblings ride Big Thunder or Splash.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #1758
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EPCOT Tips
  • Future World opens at 9am and World Showcase opens at 11am. Most of Future Wold closes at 7pm, but a few rides remain open including the Character Spot
  • World Showcase is an excellent place to meet Characters. Be sure to check The Times Guide when you enter the park for exact Meet n Greet times.
  • Kidcot Stations have been added to each country and staffed by people native to that country. Kids can get their Duffy Bear stamped as well as their names written in a foreign language (Bring autograph mat from Michaels and have them write something, whether it be their name or a word such as family, love, etc in their own language.)
  • Kim Possible- You can get you Kummincator on the bridge that leads into the World Showcase and then complete the missions at your pace
  • Eating around the World: at each country, buy something for everyone to share.
  • Drinking around the World: Order one drink from each country. You can get a Wine Pass and enjoy 6 wines from 3 different countries. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2009/1...ase-wine-walk/
  • Other games around the world: http://www.partythroughtheparks.com/...-showcase.html
  • Illuminations- Best place to watch illuminations is the bridge leading to the UK. Also if you have time and you're up to lots of margaritas and nachos you can go really early (7:30ish) and grab a place in Mexico (Cantinas) on the water. Keep ordering things periodically to justify your presence there and wait.
  • If you don't care to see the fireworks, you can use the time as an opportunity for Character Meet n Greets or get on some rides with shorter lines.
  • After show, if you're not in a rush, take a stroll around the lagoon.
  • Characters- Send one member of your party to fastpass Soarin while everyone else heads to the Character Spot to meet Mickey and his friends. If you can be the first one there, you'll get a picture with all 5 characters.
  • Club Cool in Innoventions building- Test coke products from around the world for FREE! There is one bitter drink called Beverly. Trick your family into trying it but avoid drinking it yourself.
  • Disney Chase Visa- If you have one stop by the Innoventions West building between 1:30 and 4:30 and get a private meet and greet with Mickey and his friends. You'll also get a free 5x7 photo.
  • Play Place- located in the Mission Space building that is great for kids 5 and under. You'll need to enter the exit of Mission Space (technically the gift shop). Great place for little kids while parents ride Mission Space or Test Track
  • Magic Moments- You can call the pay phones located in the United Kingdom.
  • Here’s the numbers: 407-827-9861* Right Booth; 407-827-9862 Left Booth; 407-827-9863 Center Booth
  • Boardwalk- If you plan on visiting the boardwalk you can plan on to do it on an EPCOT day so you can take the boat there. Much more pleasant that having to take two buses.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #1759
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Animal Kingdom Tips
  • Kilimanjaro Safari- When arriving first thing in the morning, head straight back and grab a FASTPASS. The safari is best first thing in the morning, right after the park opens. Animals are more likely to be closer and more energetic as they would in the afternoon when its hot.
  • Even on EMH days, it may not open right when the park does.
  • Kali River Rapids- Use ponchos and sandals on this ride. You WILL get wet.
  • Plan on some rides closing before the park does, around 4-5 o'clock.
  • Characters- Animal Kingdom is one of the best places to meet the characters. Many people don't think about meeting characters here so the lines are fairly short. Be sure to check the Time Guide for the Meet n Greets
  • Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade- Starts and ends in Harambe. Head back to Harambe and enjoy the Safari or explore the tails then make it back to the parade route about ten minutes after it started. You'll have your pick of viewing and there won't be much of a crowd
  • Kids Discovery Club- Purchase one of the Safari journals for 10.95 at the gift shop. As you tour Animal Kingdom, Look for the Kids' Discovery Stations. Each station has a different activity and your child will receive a special stamp in the book when you complete the activity. When you receive all your stamps, you can turn it in for a special surprise.
  • Magic Moments- At the Affection Station be sure to grab one of the brushes on the side
  • There is a semi-secret path located off the trail to Harambe Village. Its the very last path to the right after the Tree of Life and just before the bridge to Harambe Village. Its entrance is somewhat covered with vegetation so it can be easily missed. Because very few people know about this path, you can take your time and get up close to the Tree of Life. And if you see rocks with holes in them, be sure to look through the holes for a nice surprise.
  • If you go through the Rainforest Cafe's gift shop and out the doors at the back, there is a fun garden type area with oversized vegetation. There is also a working turnstile with a CM that can get you into the park. A lot of people don't know about this so its never really busy
  • Animal Kingdom has a playground for kids 10 and under called The Boneyard. Its a great place for the younger kids to hang out with mom while the other people ride Dinosaur, Primeval Whirl, Expedition Everest or Kali River Rapids.

Hollywood Studios
  • If there is rain in the forecast, Hollywood Studios is the best park- Almost every single attraction and queue are indoors.
  • You can get the Fantasmic Dinner package on the Dining Plan- this gets you an appetizer with your dining plan along with guaranteed seats to the show.
  • Toy Story Mania- Almost everyone at the Rope Drop will be heading towards the ride. Your best option in the morning is to send one person from your group to FASTPASS the ride. You can take everyone else to meet the Characters by the Sorcerer Hat followed by Buzz and Woody (located across from Toy Storia Mania ride)
  • Sorcerer Mickey is scheduled to appear 1 hr after the park opens in the Animation Building. Most people don't realize that you can get back to Socerer Mickey's meet n greet location by entering the Art of Disney store and going through the double doors located at the back of the shop (this is the exit to the Art of Animation attraction). If you can get back here by 9:50, you'll be able to meet him with little to no wait (you'll see the roped off area where he meets).
  • Star Wars- Be the first ones in line to sign up for the Jedi Training Academy if you child is old enough. You must have the child you are signing up with you.
  • Art of Animation class will teach you to draw a character and you can keep your sketch
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Dining
  • Dining with Characters- Great way to collect autographs while feeding your family. Each park has at least one Character meal. At Magic Kingdom, its Crystal Palace (with the gang from Pooh) and Cinderella's Royal Table (with Cinderella, Snow White, Jasmine, Belle, and Sleeping Beauty). At Animal Kingdom, its Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House. At Hollywood Studios, its the Playhouse Disney characters at Hollywood and Vine. At EPCOT, its the Princesses at Akershus in Norway or Mickey and the Gang at Garden Grove near Soarin'
  • Eat Breakfast in the Room- Great way to lower your costs. You can bring PopTarts, dry cereal, breakfast bars, donuts, etc.
  • Iced-Coffee drinkers: Buy the resort's refillable mug, make your coffee the night before and add cream and sugar; chill. Add ice in the morning.
  • Disney is a Coke only resort. If you must have a Pepsi fix, you'll have to order it in, or bring it with you.
  • If you are a big soda or coffee drinker, you can purchase a reusable mug in the food court of your resort for $14.99. This mug will enable you to receive unlimited refills during your stay at the hotel. The major drawback is it is only 12oz and is only valid at your resort where you are staying. Try to figure out how many refills you might use to make sure it is worth your investment.
  • If you're dining at a counter-service restaurant, consider buying a large soda with light/no ice and ask for a cup of ice to go with it. Once you get to the table, you can split the soda with your partner.
  • Buy a double cheeseburger and an extra bun- make two burgers. Ive read since this that they did away with the double cheeseburgers but the cheeseburgers are large enough to cut the patty in half and put it on an addition bun.
  • Bring Snacks and Water in with you- The water is free at all counter services with they sell snacks or food. But some people say that they don't like the taste of the water.
  • Bring individual packets of kool aid, lemonade, flavored-drink mix into the park
  • Animal Kingdom only has paper straws which can be difficult for children to use- Try to bring some sort of a sippy cup or thermos for kids to use. (Their cups also don't have lids)
  • Dining and Parades/Fireworks- If you plan on seeing a parade or watching fireworks, consider timing your meal around your wait time. Pick up food to go from a nearby counter service restaurant and sit and enjoy it in your parade viewing spot. This will help pass time and kill 2 birds with one stone.
  • Wishes Dessert Bar- a dessert buffet located in Tomorrowland. Sit and eat dessert while watching Wishes in Magic Kingdom. $30 dollars a person. HIGHLY recommend grabbing one 180 days out. They go quickly.
  • EPCOT has an awesome counter serive called Sunshine Seasons- located in the Land Pavilion just outside the entrance to Soarin'. They have a variety of food choices and they offer FREE refills.
  • Eat at the No Way Jose at Beaches & Cream at the Yacht & Beach Club- serves American breakfast, lunch, dinner American cuisine. Table service; reservations not accepted.
  • Some vendors cannot take credit card or room keys- But really its only the smaller snack kiosks as well as the street vendors that are out during the parades.
  • Dining Plan- Offered by Disney when staying at one of their resorts, it is a great way to help you save on the cost of food if you normally eat all the food that you will receive on the plan. Check out menus on AllEars.net and plan a mock day. If you would save money using the dining plan, then it is for you!
  • Tipping at a Table Service restaurant is NOT included in the Dining plan, but you can use your credit card or room key to pay this, so cash is not required.
  • If you are paying out of pocket for a table service meal, choose breakfast or lunch. The prices are cheaper than the dinner prices.
  • You can order either the medium or the large drink on the plan at the counter service restaurants. They will not ask you if you want a large size drink, so make sure to tell them when you order.
  • Disney Dining Apps- Download before you leave for the parks. At the restaurant you decide, you can sit down and figure out what everyone wants to eat browsing their menu. Then one person can reserve the table and the rest order the food. (Recommended: WDW Dining App)
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Merchandise and Souvenirs
  • Pick up souvenirs before your trip- If you buy your souvenirs before your trip you can save money rather than buying them in the parks. You can even have Tinkerbell or Mickey leave them after you leave (be the last one to leave the room and set them out for them on the bed). You can also wrap them before you leave.
  • Pin Trading- Most cast members wear lanyards with Disney themed pins. You can trade up to two pins per cast member. Before heading to Disney, order pins from eBay for cheap pins to trade (they also have starter kits at the parks). When shopping on eBay for pins, check the seller's ratings and make sure they have the disney seal on the back.
  • Disney will replace your souvenirs during your stay- If any of the items you purchase at the parks during your stay happens to break, bring it to a shop that sells that item and explain the issue. They will also replace your Disney purchased poncho
  • Pressed Pennies- There are over 175 machines throughout the Disney resorts where you can create this inexpensive souvenir. You'll need two quarters and one penny (mix together vinegar and salt and soak pennies before you leave to clean the grime off. If you're at the park, Sprite works just as well). Gift shops also sell books to keep the organized.
  • http://www.presscoins.com/listings/#newlistings
  • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7XhgLfD6Vj...0/DSC_0005.JPG
  • Make your own autograph books-Characters will sign just about anything as long as you're not wearing it.
  • Some ideas include: shirts, hats, pillow cases, canvas, etc.
  • Another idea is use a matted frame for autographs. Take just the matte with you to Disney. Make sure you point to where you want them to sign. Draw lightly with a pencil where the frame would cover the matte. Also be sure to bring many color sharpies.
  • http://www.plan-a-magical-vacation.c...autograph.html
  • Buy souvenirs as you see them- This way you don't have to go searching for it. It could be possible that it is only available in that one park. You don't want to go back just for the souvenirs. If you decide you do not want that item you can return it to ANY gift shop, including the resort gift shops.
  • Souvenir Pick up- If you are staying at the resort have them send the purchase back to the hotel. If you do this, be sure you are not leaving within 24 hrs just in case it takes a while for it to get to the resort. If you're not staying on Disney, you can ask them to hold it until the end of the day when you can pick up as you're leaving.


Disney Magic
  • Be adventurous and try new things
  • Take a tour
  • Inform Disney if someone in your party is celebrating something special—birthdate, anniversary, honeymoon
  • Slow down and enjoy the magic; take time to notice WDW's details.
  • Talk to people, including CM—Could always find out or learn something new
  • Take lots of pictures
  • Coordinate outfits each day for better looking pictures
  • Spend a day touring all the Disney resorts
  • If you buy your child a Mickey ice cream bar and they end up dropping it, pick it up and take it to the nearest cart and they will replace it.
  • Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom- You can sign up for it at the firehouse on Main Street. Its an adventure game that takes place all around MK. You must follow clues around the park and use the cards they receive to battle villains in several locations around the park.
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Phew. Sorry it took me so long to get it posted, but these are tips I've collected for myself reading all these pages plus other threads and websites. Three months from today we leave for our Disney trip
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Ashley, Thanks for posting the Summaries, Very helpful!!
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Phew. Sorry it took me so long to get it posted, but these are tips I've collected for myself reading all these pages plus other threads and websites. Three months from today we leave for our Disney trip
WOW!!!!! Nice job compiling all the tips!!!! Totally going to print off your posts and use them for my planning.

Thanks for doing this!!

One of the tips though in Epcot about meeting the Beast - I read recently that he is now located at his castle in Fantasyland and you can no longer meet him at World Showcase.
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Use your smart phone for:

1.the great disney apps for park wait times for rides

2.finding what gluten free options are in the disney parks

3. Take a picture of your photo pass...if lost you just need your number to get your pictures!!

4. take pictures of tickets etc.

5. small ziploc to keep smart phone in- to prevent water damage on certain rides.

6. use photo pass often-they get the whole group! We have tons of pics without me in them because I am always taking the picture!

7. Make ADRs....you will regret if you don't and when you are tired and hot and need a refresh...they come in handy. If you choose not to use them cancel (remember to cancel-some charge for no shows)

8.Stay on-site. there is a big difference. Take it from someone who has done both.

9. I get each kid a "loaded" disney card for their own purchases. They have to plan what they want and it gets them off my back.
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One of the tips though in Epcot about meeting the Beast - I read recently that he is now located at his castle in Fantasyland and you can no longer meet him at World Showcase.
Thanks!! I'll edit it!!
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  • Left Lane- At Disney, always go to the left. Whether its the left line of a ride or going left instead of right when walking the park. Most people will travel left so you'd be following the crowd.
Not sure I understand this one. Why would you want to follow the crowd? At DLR, when a line splits, I go to the one that is least full (right or left) because most people tend to stay on one side thinking they have to.

Also surprised that half of Epcot isn't even open at 8am, and then the other half closes early???? Is that just during the off season? I assume in the summer it would be in full swing, right?


Thanks for the tips. I'm gathering info for our first trip in July 2014.
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Not sure I understand this one. Why would you want to follow the crowd? At DLR, when a line splits, I go to the one that is least full (right or left) because most people tend to stay on one side thinking they have to.

Also surprised that half of Epcot isn't even open at 8am, and then the other half closes early???? Is that just during the off season? I assume in the summer it would be in full swing, right?


Thanks for the tips. I'm gathering info for our first trip in July 2014.
Aloha PinkBudgie,
The world showcase at Epcot always opens at 11am the other part of Epcot only opens at 8am on Early Magic hours otherwise it is 9 am or 930am. The
calander of hours will be available 6 months ahead of time. Another good tip is I know this is crazy make your dining reservations if you plan on doing any Table service, 6 months ahead some of the dining sells out.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #1769
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The world showcase at Epcot always opens at 11am the other part of Epcot only opens at 8am on Early Magic hours otherwise it is 9 am or 930am. The
calander of hours will be available 6 months ahead of time. Another good tip is I know this is crazy make your dining reservations if you plan on doing any Table service, 6 months ahead some of the dining sells out.
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I can't believe it would open so late in the summer! What are they thinking??? Well, I guess we'll get to "sleep in" after all. I have heard about the crazy dining reservations though, so I'm hoping a travel agent will be able to help with that. WDW is so different from DLR where I just make a few reservations a week or so ahead of time. That's why I'm researching now! I can't wait to see WDW!
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #1770
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Wow! I am stoked I read through all this! I am starting to buy stuff for the trip...I have bought TONS of activities for my kids to keep them busy in lines and on the air plane rides...I have ordered my bagallinni, a new stroller, I even found a portable fan that is battery operated for the stroller!! I ordered my teva flip flops, got all the blister protection stuff and antichaffing creams....I hope I have room for everything else! HAHA! So stoked about my trip...June can't come fast enough! thanks for sharing all these wonderful tips!

The best tip I have gotten is to read this thread!
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