07 August 2012

Top 5 Tips for Disney Newbie's

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When it comes to trips nothing is like planning a Disney Trip especially, the FIRST one. There are tons of things I could put on the Top 5 Tips for Disney Newbie's List, So here they are:
Cinderella's Castle in  Fantasyland

  1.  WISHES ~ The Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom even though this is usually at about 10 pm, it is totally worth. For this event, You can either go to the park a little later or take a break during the day and go back to your resort to rest and then come back later that evening. 
  2. Meeting Mickey and Minnie ~ Right after entering the Magic Kingdom on the Right Side at the Town Square Theater is where you will find them. Have you Autograph Book and Camera ready, the line does move along, So be ready to get your Hug & Picture with them and your book signed.
  3. Kilimanjaro Safari ~ In Animal Kingdom Park not only do you get to ride on a safari, you get to see some beautiful animals close up. Zebras, Giraffes, Lions, Cheetahs, Gazelles and Elephants are just a few of the animals you will see. And don't forget Pumba yes we always see a Wart Hog. 
  4. Get the Birnbaum's Guide to Walt Disney World ~ Don't' feel like you have to do it all. Pick the things you are really interested in doing and seeing. I find that this guide is very helpful because, a few months before the trip, I have everyone Highlight things they want to do in the book, So we are ready when we get there. You can also have 2x the fun as your walking around the park bring you Hidden Mickey book by Steven Barrett, they are everywhere and this is fun for the whole family.
  5. Take advantage of Extra Magic Hours ~ They can give you extra time in the morning or evening. And they are for resort guests only. Depending on which park has them, determines which park we go to that day, so we get maximum time in the park and we can take a break if we want.

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  1. Wishes is definitely a nonnegotiable for me! I have to see it, and I "have" to sing along through the show! :) 

  2. I still remember my first time seeing wishes.  It was that moment that brought all those great Disney memories back.  Definitely a must do.

  3.  Thanks Mary, I agree Wishes is awesome and a must do every time ;-)

  4.  Thanks Joanna, Wishes is our family fav..

  5. Great tips and I absolutely agree with Wishes!  It certainly is all about what the Magic Kingdom stands for to us!  But the safari would be in our top ten too, especially since you never know what you are going to see!

  6. Great post, Diane!  I have yet to see Wishes so I'll make it a point to see it next month when I head out to WDW!

  7. I agree with all of these tips! Honestly, we haven't seen Wishes yet. I've seen Disney fireworks and they're AWESOME, but we haven't stayed to see these yet. With a young kid, we always just headed home earlier than that. But she's getting a bit older, and we just bought our annual passes a couple of days ago, so we'll be seeing them soon. Can't wait! And my family's been getting the Birnbaum's Guide since I was a kid and now I get it for my family. I love it!

    Christina ~ Disney in Our Blood