When it comes to popular family vacations, no company captures the hearts and imaginations of kids of all ages like Disney. And don’t think Disney is just for kids. Grown-ups will love the relaxing resorts, fabulous restaurants, spas, golf and more.
- Disney World in Orlando, Florida
- Disneyland in Anaheim, California
- Smackdown: Disney World vs. Disneyland
- Disney Cruise Line
- Disney’s Aulani Resort on Oahu, Hawaii
- Adventures by Disney
Planning a trip to Disney World with kids? At twice the size of Manhattan, Disney World can be an overwhelming place unless you take advantage of advice from folks who’ve been there. Follow these tried-and-tested tips to make the most of your time and money.
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Hate crowds? Loathe lines? If you want to spend more time enjoying Disney World’s rides and attractions, it can be worthwhile to time your trip at a time when the parks are at their least crowded. Not surprisingly, that will mean avoiding holiday periods, school breaks and summer vacation.
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Want to cut costs? Consider choosing one of the hotels in Disney’s value category or staying at Disney’s campground. No matter which property you choose, you’ll get the same resort benefits as you would at the pricier hotels at Disney World, but at a fraction of the cost.
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Did you hear the one about the kid whose favorite thing about Disney World was the hotel swimming pool? The old cliché holds a lot of truth; children just love to play in the water and the highly themed pools at Disney World Resorts are nothing short of tremendous.
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Looking to score a great deal on a Disney vacation? Your next Disney getaway will be even more magical if you land an affordable price. Here’s a selection of handpicked special offers that are currently available at Disney World and other Disney vacations, including Disney Cruise Line.
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On a sweltering day in Disney World, nothing can kill the fun like overheated kids. Letting them get doused with cold water can be just the ticket. Luckily, you’ll find plenty of splashy attractions that offer a refreshing spritz or spray of H20. Alternatively, head to one of our favorite Disney World ice cream shops.
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For many kids, meeting a beloved character is a highlight of any trip to Disney World. If your child has a favorite character, don’t leave it up to chance. Disney’s new MyMagic+ planning system makes it easy to get organized and schedule character experiences (as well as dining, rides, and other attractions) even before you leave home.
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What do you need with you for a fun day in the parks? Having the right stuff with you will not only keep your troops happy, but you’ll be less stressed. Pack these essentials in your day bag and you’ll be good to go.
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Love sleeping in when you’re on vacation? Sorry. When you’re at Disney World, it’s important to resist the temptation to hit the snooze button and be an early riser instead.