The Mouse Planner’s Three Essential Tips for people planning to visit Walt Disney World for the first time are:
1. Walt Disney World is not just a theme park. It is a vacation destination that is about twice the size of the island of Manhattan. It has four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of hotels, hundreds of restaurants, a sports complex, and more. Get the idea out of your head that you can experience all that Disney World has to offer in a day, a week, or even a month.
2. You need to plan out a vacation to WDW whether you are visiting for just one day or three weeks, just as you need to plan out a vacation to New York City or London. In addition to having an overarching vacation plan, you also need to have a daily itinerary if you want to get the most out of your time and money. Your itinerary should be well structured, but it must also be flexible. A truly good itinerary should also be customized for you and your family. What works for someone else may not work at all for you.
3. There is no need to get stressed because you are planning a vacation. In fact, planning a vacation to Walt Disney World can be almost as exciting as the trip itself! Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Whether you want to plan it all yourself or have someone plan it for you, there are plenty of resources out there to help you.