Splash Mountain, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Frontierland, Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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Address: Frontierland, Magic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

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    • Teens (13+)
  • Visited: 2012-08-01
  • Submitted: 2013-02-02 00:31:54.0
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    • Teens (13+)
  • Visited: 2011-12-01
  • Submitted: 2013-01-31 13:41:12.0
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My son's 13th birthday, the first time he ever got to go to Disneyworld!!!

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1. Plan, make an itinerary, look up extra magic hours and plan where to be on which days 2. Use fast passes to best advantage, you can get a fast pass once an hour, and sometimes at the end of the day they stop giving them out on certain rides so for the first half of the day, alternate between waiting in a line and then collecting a fast pass to different rides every hour. So by the time evening rolls around and the park is less crowded cause extra magic hours are only for resort guests, you have a nice stack of fast passes. TIP: sometimes the attendants will let you ride multiple times at the end of the day...we rode my favorite...Tower of Terror...6 times in a row one night. Use and collect them wisely. Send someone on a run with your Keys to the world every hour to collect, then save them up. Just make sure you get your favorites early in case they run out and stop giving them out mid afternoon. 3. Get dining plan, make reservations. It truly does save a lot of money, I have done the math. The food is unreal at the table service places. Best are Sci Fi cause it is beyond cool :), Chef Mickey's which is where we celebrated Jake's birthday dinner, Tony's cause it is on the square and if you time it right you can sit outside on the veranda porch and watch the daytime parade as you eat, Coral Reef at Epcot cause it is SO neat with the aquarium set up. Those are HAVE TOs. Also, drink lots of water. Refill your cup with water, saves money and it's healthier cause Florida can get steamy and hot. 4. You have to do at least 2 days at Magic Kingdom, 2 days at Hollywood and at least 1 day at each other, that will barely get you to see the have to see things...it really isn't even enough but you could get by with planning. **Really, at minimum, you want to spend 7 full days, or 8 full days if it is summer. That way, you could do 1 Magic Kingdom 2 A water park day to cool off 3 Hollywood Studios day (you have to see Fantasmic, ignore the long lines and know it is worth it, I wasn't sure and I stressed over the line but I would wait 5 hours for that, it's amazing) 4 Half day at Epcot (most kids are not that interested in Epcot that much in my experience but I like it, especially Test Track) and spend the other half of that day at the pool resting 5 Animal Kingdom day which will wear you out cause it is huge, and you must do Dinosaur and Expedition Everest...and Kilamanjaro Safaris (sp?), and if it's hot, the Kali River Rapids 6 Chill at the pool and rest up cause you will be exhausted, then go to Downtown Disney that night, do shopping, arcade, club, whatever you want and eat somewhere really cool. 7 Hollywood Studios day and ride Tower of Terror and Aerosmith Coaster as many times as you can cause you are leaving soon and will have to say bye till goodness knows when. 8 Magic Kingdom day...you must end with Magic Kingdom and hit all the major rides there again in order. I usually start at the left at Pirates then go all the way around Also...on the arrival day and leaving day, set your flights to arrive early and leave late so you can grab a little extra time at the parks, believe me, it's tough to say goodbye. I cried when I was 17, I cried when I was 19, I cried when I went with my mom on a short visit just me and her when I was 34 for a couple days, and me AND the kids cried....although they were hiding behind sunglasses, when we went in 2011. The worst is saying bye. 5. Sunscreen, hats, and if you tend to get asthma in thick air or humidity, bring an inhaler and if you have one, a nebulizer, as well as allergy meds. It is too expensive and too rare of an experience to have it messed up over things you could have brought from home and can't get to. 6. Arch supports for shoes. At night, if you want to put on a sun dress, wear some cute sandals. But if you don't want to be dying of foot pain, wear good, solid athletic shoes and arch supports and bring moleskin to avoid blisters. It is no fun to have foot pain....or blisters. 7. DOWNLOAD THE APP, or APPS. There are lots, but there are some official ones that you can see wait times, dining reservations, lines, links to youtube.com of all attractions and shows, etc., maps, what's close to you, find a cheap lunch place. Use it, they are amazing. Remember, Disneyworld is over 40 square miles. The apps exist for a reason, and whoever thought of them is my hero. 8. See the parades, fireworks, Fantasmic, shows.....some people thinks shows are boring. Well, you have not seen a Disney show. Everything Disney does is a whole different category of quality than anything you will ever experience, and you will learn that after you go once...but only if you plan it and follow my advice. "_ 9. Save the stuff you can do at home for at home. In other words, don't waste precious, expensive, rare and very special Disney time fishing or sitting in a room reading. You can do those things at home. Think of it this way...you won't probably get to come back for a long while due to the costs and things, so once you leave, you leave. You better take advantage of every second. It drives me nuts to see people on TV that spend 3 out of 5 days sitting at a picnic table and not going to parks or watching a football game on their laptop while the kids are waiting to see the parks. (Ok, that was mad Rachel that came out, I actually saw that and I felt so bad for the kids). 10. When you step out your front door at home and lock it behind you, leave work, stress, bills, family issues, boss issues, fighting, drama, worries and anything else negative behind that locked door. Make a pact with your family or whoever you are going with, that everyone is to leave it at home and as soon as that door locks, it is Magic time. Time to only have fun and be spoiled and be a kid. It is truly magical, indescribable. 11. Enjoy, just enjoy. And...if you have a teen boy or someone that deserves a good prank, wait till you are the top of the hill at Splash Mountain, make sure you have a full water bottle on you, and right as it starts to go down, pour it on his head. LOL!! My son..was so shocked he looked back then next thing you know he was splashed at the bottom of the mountain too. Maybe you are not allowed to have a water bottle on rides, so sorry if this is bad advice, but....it was SO funny!!! My daughter and I got him good..... 12. I would love to be a planner for Disney. Disney people, you have my email. Email me a job offer and I will make itineraries and all kinds of things. It is so fun to dream about it. Oh...and 13....FINALLY, last thing...FIND DOPEY if you can and get his autograph cause I can never find him. He is rare so get in that line if you see him. Dopey is my favorite. :) I hope you guys enjoyed my tips. Have fun, I am jealous!! Tell Dopey and Mater and Minnie and Goofy and Pluto my family all says hi. :)

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  • Visited: 2011-12-01
  • Submitted: 2013-01-22 20:51:41.0
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Colorful, fun, makes you feel like a kid, splash, music, AMAZING!!!!!

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1. Plan your time, use extra magic hours. 2. DO NOT stay off site, you are missing SO much by doing that and it's only half the experience. 3. Learn about, plan and maximize use of Fast Passes....we rode over and over due to those. 4. Get a dining plan. The mid one is best, you can have a table service. Go to Sci Fi Theatre, Chef Mickey's, Tony's and the underwater seafood place in Epcot. 5. Spend 2 FULL days at Magic Kingdom, 2 FULL days at Hollywood Studios, 1 FULL day at Epcot, and 1-2 FULL days at Animal Kingdom. Rides and entertainment wise, MK and HS are best. Best plan, the day you fly in, hit Magic Kingdom first cause you get the in your face, pure Disney Magic which gets you in the mood. Then alternate days. The last day also should be at Magic Kingdom. 6. Parades and fireworks, DON'T miss them. Fantasmic...line is awful but it is so worth it, even my teenagers were in awe of it. 7. When you leave your home for vacation, when you get in that car on the way to the airport, forget all stress, work and everything else. Refuse to let anything get in the way of your Disney time. Use it to it's advantage, and let everything else go until you are back in your driveway at home. Live it, be a kid. Take full advantage.

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