Not a Lot of Rules at Disney Parks
Disney vacations can be literally a production. Here are 12 things you should never do at Disney parks. The anticipation and planning can be quite stressful. The overwhelming size of the Disney parks can seem like a challenge when travelling with kids.
This doesn’t have to be your reality. For Disney fans who frequent Disney, you probably already know the drill: Pack a Disney Park bag with the necessities and be ready to get in and out early.
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If it’s your first time it is easy to be unprepared and overwhelmed.
Unofficial do-not do’s for Disney
Wear Bad Shoes
Wearing crocs or Uggs all day may sound like a dream come true, but try walking 15 km in them… every day… all day… for 7 days. Fashion rarely meets function; find something that is “good enough” aesthetically and make sure they are properly worn in before setting out.
Blisters are not fun.
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Visit during a Major Holiday
The weekends at the parks are generally a madhouse, check crowd prediction calendars for an idea of when the parks are at their lowest crowds, and when they have reached capacity before noon.
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Disney Dining Plan
It is hard to find value when so many have 95 snack credits left after only 7 days at Walt Disney World. Only get the plan when you intend on using it to its full capacity – every dinner is a character dinner and meets the minimum cash-value to make it worth the effort.
A Disney vacation is not a time to sleep. It’s a time to have fun exploring the parks. Now hurry up and have fun.
Jump the Queue
We are all in the same line waiting. You should see/read/hear some of the questions and complaints on the Facebook groups about queue jumpers… and the people asking what constitutes “jumping”. The fact of the matter is; if you are not physically in line, you don’t get to ride.
If your kid needs to pee, excuse yourself, tell the people behind you that you will be right back, and have your remaining party hold your spot. Return when finished and all is well.
“Jumping” refers to those families that have Dad wait in line while mom and her million children play in the playground halfway across the Kingdom, and only join Dad when he rings that he is near the front. Major no-no! Not only will you piss off everyone you are passing to get to your spot, but this seriously messes up the standby line time-estimator.
CM’s have the right to remove you from the queue, and even the park, if caught. And trust me, if you get the wrong Mom behind you, she will tell a CM and they will make an example out of you. Just don’t do it.
OverPay. Never do at Disney Obviously!
We have seen holiday planners pay 2000 USD more than other groups. Same dates, same group size. Keep an eye out for deals. Never do at Disney!