Hello, Couponing to Disney readers! Are you snowed in? Is that making you dream of sunny and warm places? It’s 84 degrees in Orlando this week! That sounds pretty good to me! Have you made your Spring Break Plans yet? If not, there is still time to plan a wonderful getaway to the Disney Parks and Universal Orlando for spring and early summer! With a great Disney room and ticket discount, as well as Universal Studios adding some magical fun to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, 2014 is a great time to visit Orlando! So this week, let’s talk about some time management tips for visiting the Disney Parks! If you want to see as much as possible while in Orlando, then this post is for you!
FAQ #1: Is a “no park” day a good use of my time?
In my opinion, a “no park” day is a must when you are visiting Walt Disney World. This will allow you to do more on the other days, and not feel totally wiped out at the end of your vacation. There is plenty to do outside the Disney parks! Drive to the beach, visit Universal-Orlando, Sea World, or just enjoy the pools at your Disney resort and a round of mini golf!
FAQ #2: What is Rope Drop?
Rope Drop is when the parks open. Arriving about 45 minutes or so before the parks open is essential to getting the most attractions in with the least amount of crowds. The bonus, is that Magic Kingdom has a wonderful opening show! You won’t want to miss it! You’ll be pleasantly surprised how many attractions you can enjoy if you arrive before the park opens and then you’ll be able to leave for a mid day break to then return in the evening.
FAQ #3: How many days should I allow for each park?
Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are two day parks. So that is 4 days out of your trip. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are both easily done in one day. If you have to choose one park to do twice, then Magic Kingdom is the best option.
FAQ #4: How long should I allow for a character meal?
Disney’s table service restaurants with characters are wonderful experiences! And they can give you a great break from the parks. You should allow an hour of travel time to check in for your table service meal. For a character meal, I suggest you allow at least 90 minutes to enjoy your meal, interact with the characters, and enjoy a break in the air conditioning.
FAQ #5: How many days should I plan on for Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure?
Universal Orlando and Islands of Adventure can be done in 2 or 3 days. Plan on getting the Park to Park ticket with transfers. This will allow you to “hop” from Universal to Islands of Adventure. It also includes your roundtrip transfer from your Disney resort to the Universal Studios parks. How awesome is that?!
Are you ready to book your trip to the Orlando area for spring break or early summer vacation? I am ready to assist you any way that I can with creating the best trip for you and your family! Universal, Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line are all waiting for you! Contact me at [email protected]