On this installment of our Walt Disney World Beginners Guide we will be talking about my favorite park in all of Walt Disney World. Animal Kingdom is Disney's largest park at over 103 Acres and while most of this space is used as habitats for the parks animals, Animal Kingdom can still be quite daunting for those who have never visited. With this guide we hope to make your first trip to the Animal Kingdom as stress free and as magical as possible!
Hello and welcome to the Ultimate Walt Disney World Beginners Guide! We have seen many "Guides" likes this in the past but more often than not these guides are very vague and often times leave people more confused than when they started. We hope to change that. Our goal is to turn even the most Novice of Disney goers into a complete Disney pro by then end of our guide. We have included everything from how and when you should make your Fastpass+ reservations, which attractions can be avoided, where the best places to eat are, we've even included where you can find your favorite characters in the parks, it is all here! We will be posting quick links to each individual part of the guide on this post but you will also be able to find the other parts in our normal blog as well. Enjoy!
When most people think of going to Walt Disney World, they think of riding a few of their favorite attractions, watching a parade, maybe getting a bite to eat and calling it a day. But, for those of us who spend more time thinking about Disney World than anything else, hitting a few attractions and getting a quick bite to eat isn't going to cut it. We want to do it all and we will accept nothing less. But with so many things to do at Walt Disney World, some of the funnest things get left out. On top of that there are other attractions, things that only real Disnerds would care about getting done, every Disney fanatics goal, a trophy if you will. Here is our "Ultimate Bucket List For Walt Disney World" to help you conquer every must do the Worlds Happiest Place has to offer.
Is there anything better than watching your child explore Walt Disney World for the first time? If you ask us the answer is most definitely no. Planning your child's first trip to Walt Disney World can be challenging though. What age is the right time, where should you stay, and what rides to avoid are probably just a few questions that you will be asking yourself. Not to fret, we have compiled a list of tips for those planning their first trip with their young one and make sure to check back frequently as this list will be updated constantly!
We all love seeing Mickey and the gang but there are some characters you just don’t see as often, which makes us Disney fans always on the hunt for these very rare characters. Finding the elusive characters is like hitting the jackpot! Lets take a look at some of the rarest characters and how to find them!
Be our guest Restaurant is a Disney Signature restaurant located in the heart of the Magic Kingdom. The restaurant features classic French Cuisine with an American twist making this dining experience both conventional as well as adventurous. Not only is this a wonderful dining restaurant, It also has one of the most beautiful interiors of any restaurant in Walt Disney World.
Is there anything more exciting than your first trip to Walt Disney World? If you ask us the answer is no. But, with so much to do and not a whole lot of time to do it, your first trip to Walt Disney World can become very stressful. What attractions should you ride? What attractions should you try and get fastpasses for? Should you skip an attraction all together? These are all questions a first timer is probably asking themselves and without any sort of help planning your first trip can quickly become overwhelming. Here is our list of "Must Do's For Walt Disney World First Timers"
Planning a Walt Disney Vacation is hard for even the most seasoned Disnerd and can prove to be quite overwhelming for the first timer. Whats the best time to go? Where will i stay? What Will I eat? These are all questions someone who has never planned a Disney World Vacation needs help with. Here is our Complete Guid To Planning Your First Walt Disney World Vacation!
Walt Disney World's Epcot is the second most visited theme park in the world and for good reason. With over 31 Attractions scattered throughout the park and a 1.4 mile loop Showcasing 11 countries and there unique cultures and cuisines, getting everything done in one day seems more like a dream than a possibility. By all means if you think you can get to everything this vast park has to offer in one trip, than we say have at it. But for us mere mortals who have to pick and choose from all of the attractions, here is our list of the Top 10 "Must Do's" at Disney's Epcot.
Like it or not Disney is always expanding their parks and adding exciting new things. Some Disnerds like myself think they should keep the classic rides and build new ones rather then replace them (Great Movie Ride *cough cough*) but I do think that Toy Story Land is going to be an awesome new addition to Hollywood Studios, and I for one cannot wait to visit. Read on to see all the news about this brand new addition coming soon to Walt Disney World.
It's no secret that a Walt Disney World Vacation can be expensive, i know of families who spend close to $10,000 on their annual Disney family vacation (Unbelievable I know.) With some careful planning and know how, it is very possible to save thousands on your next Disney Vacation, especially for those with flexible schedules.
Disney is constantly adding new things to the Walt Disney World Resort every year. It can be hard to keep up with the latest openings and what to expect on your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Trust me, I do this for a living and even I have trouble with all the latest announcements. With that being said Disney has announced some truly incredible things and while we do have to wait until 2021 for some of them, there are a few that will be here next summer!
Keep checking back, as we are constantly updating this list as Disney World makes announcements on new opening dates and new additions to the resort!
Consuming over 500 square acres, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom is the largest theme park in the entire Disney Empire. With over 48 attractions scattered throughout this massive park, getting to all of the attractions in one day is no small task. Once you factor in the one hour average wait time on the more popular rides, getting everything done in one day seems more like a dream than a possibility. By all means if you think you can get to everything this vast park has to offer in one trip, then we say have at it, but for us mere mortals who have to pick and choose from all of the attractions, here is our list of the Top 10 "Must Do's" at Disney's Magic Kingdom.
With our trip to the most magical place on earth quickly approaching, I wanted to get a custom pair of ears for everyone in our party. There was a problem though, the average pair of custom ears on Etsy was going for close to $60 and had almost 3 week lead times (For fully custom ears with fancy fabric, a nice bow, all the bells and whistles etc...), that wasn't going to work for me. So, instead of spending $180 on ears we decided to make our own and they came out fantastic if I do say so myself!
Walt Disney World Vacations aren´t exactly cheap and saving up for them can be a difficult task. Dipping into college funds, Selling the family car, even Remortgaging their house are all crazy ways we´ve heard of people coming up with the money for their Walt Disney World Vacation. But saving up for your Disney vacation doesn´t have to be that difficult, in fact it´s quite simple. Here are 4 Easy Ways to Save Money For Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation
Being a Disney Fanatic, we know everything there is to know about Epcot. What the best times are to visit, when the best times to ride the popular attractions are, what restaurants offer the best food and so on and so fourth. When it comes to Epcot, we are experts. But what about what goes on behind he scenes? What about the history of the park? Here are 20 Fascinating Facts about Epcot that even the craziest of Disney Fans are sure to enjoy.
When most people begin planning there Walt Disney World Vacation, the two questions that always seems to come up are what is the Disney Dining Plan and Do I need It? While the second question is something you and your family are going to have to decide, we can help you out with the first one. All of this information is available right on the Disney World Website but it is scattered all over the place and unless you know exactly where to look it can be quite a challenge to find, especially for the first timer. We have compiled all of this information into our Comprehensive Disney Dining Plan Cheat Sheet to help you not only become an expert on the Disney Dining Plan, but to also help your family make that crucial decision on whether or not you need a Dining Plan for your next Walt Disney World Vacation.(Best If Viewed In Landscape On Mobile Devices)
Being a Disney Fanatic, we know everything there is to know about The Animal Kingdom. What the best times are to visit, when the best times to ride the popular attractions are, what restaurants offer the best food and so on and so fourth. When it comes to the Animal Kingdom we are experts. But what about what goes on behind he scenes? What about the history of the park? Here are 20 Fascinating Facts about The Animal Kingdom that even the craziest of Disney Fans are sure to enjoy.
In our Eyes, Walt Disney World is as close to perfect as it gets. But, as we all know, nothing in this life is perfect, and while Disney World has come pretty close, there pricing leaves a lot to be desired, spending 4 Dollars on a bottle of water isn't exactly everybody's idea of fun. But there is hope, here is our list of Our Favorite Walt Disney World Freebies
Being a Disney Fanatic, we know everything there is to know about The Magic Kingdom. What the best times are to visit, when the best times to ride the popular attractions are, what restaurants offer the best food and so on and so fourth. When it comes to the Magic Kingdom we are experts. But what about what goes on behind he scenes? What about the history of the park? Here are 25 Fascinating Facts about The Magic Kingdom that even the craziest of Disney Fans are sure to enjoy.
Walt Disney World Character Dining Experiences are one of the most popular attractions at Walt Disney World. But, for the unexperienced, getting your dining reservations can be a struggle, especially if you have no idea what Dining experiences you would like to get reservations for. Below is the Comprehensive List of Disney Dining Experiences complete with Location, Average Price, The Characters you can expect to see and much, much more!
Planning for a Walt Disney World Vacation can be quite stressful, especially for the first timers. Can we afford it? Where do we stay? Where will we eat? What will we do when we are there? These are all common questions to be asking yourself when planning a Disney Vacation. The last thing you need to be worrying about is whether or not you kids will be able to ride the attractions or not due to there height. Here is our Comprehensive list of All the Attractions with Height Requirements as well as there average wait times, Rating, Location and much, much more!!!
**Rides Not Listed Here Don't Have A Height Requirement, Anyone Can Ride Them**
When visiting Epcot, there are a lot of insider tips and tricks that can help you save both time and money. Here is a list of random tips and tricks that we have gathered in our 20 years of experience visiting Epcot. This is meant to be an open blog post meaning that we will continue to update this list every week with more tips and tricks as they come in. Your help and comments are greatly appreciated and if you have any tips or tricks that you would like to see on this list please comment below or visit our contact us page and send us an email. Thank you and Enjoy!
Don't get me wrong, all of the attractions at Walt Disney World are a blast to ride no matter what the time of day. With that being said, there are some attractions that are much better experienced once the sun goes down. From Splash Mountain to Expedition Everest, there are a few Disney rides that completely change for the better once the moon comes out to play. Here is our list of the Walt Disney World Attractions That Must Be Experienced at Night.
When visiting the Magic Kingdom, there are a lot of insider tips and tricks that can help you save both time and money. Here is a list of random tips and tricks that we have gathered in our 20 years of experience visiting Magic Kingdom. This is meant to be an open blog post meaning that we will continue to update this list every week with more tips and tricks as they come in. Your help and comments are greatly appreciated and if you have any tips or tricks that you would like to see on this list please comment below or visit our contact us page and send us an email. Thank you and Enjoy!