LOL. Once, when our boys were teenagers and didn't want to get up early for rope drop, DH and I (probably more excited to be there than they were) simply told them we'd meet them wherever it was we had a ressie for lunch and not to be late. If they wanted breakfast, they could buy it (with their own money) downstairs, the shuttle left at 20 till the hour, and don't forget their tickets for the park. They got up in time for rope drop every morning after that.It's a lot harder to rope drop with teenagers. If your kids are still little, take advantage of it now.
Good tip! The iced coffee at the parks (both Starbucks and Joffreys) are really great, and easy to find. But even deluxe resorts seem to have zero iced coffee, which in subtropical Florida is just bizarre!I find the lack of iced coffee at the resorts...just strange.
I almost hate to second this tip, because I don't want to give away one of my favorite secrets. But yes, the Rose & Crown is my favorite Illuminations spot. It's so close that you can feel the heat from the inferno barge.Watch Illuminations from beside the Rose & Crown.
This is true! I'd forgotten that there is (was) a Joffrey's coffee bar in the downstairs lobby of the Contemporary. I hope it's still there. My attempts at finding iced coffee at Saratoga Springs, the Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Resort, etc have been futile.We were at the Contemporary Nov 2015 and they had a coffee bar right in front of the lobby and thankfully they had ice coffee which my daughter and I headed straight for after a day in the parks lol
Isn't this a priceless tip?!The best tip I ever got was from these boards...eat at some table service places! WOW. Not only is it nice to take some time out of the day to enjoy sitting down/being served/air conditioning...but some of the food in Disney is phenomenal! Before these boards...we might eat one sit down per trip...we are super heavy on counter service because we are always on the go. Now my boyfriend and I eat a bunch of table service every trip. Sit down dinners, baby! So good! And it's the thing that has my boyfriend wanting to go back year after year...so that's a priceless tip!
I will be doing this from now on. I cannot STAND this ride!"Skip Stitches Great Escape"
Boy, should I have listened to that. In all the trips I have made, I have never done the attraction except for my last trip, thinking "what's the harm, might as well experience it once before they tear it out".
I seriously wanted to gauge my eyes out halfway through, and I wish I could demand Disney give me my 8 minutes back. It is beyond horrible.
All my years of going to Disney and I've never tried this. Definitely will be doing it this time around!Absolutely one of my favorite things! Main Street is truly magical at closing....or about 1 hour after. After the "elbow room only" crowds have dried up, walking down Main Street, lights twinkling, reveling in the sights and sounds of the day, doing a little wind down before going to back to your resort for some shut-eye....priceless!!
Please tell me more about this. I had no idea this was a thing!It's not really a secret or anything but the shortcut through Adventureland/Frontierland. My dad showed me that when I was a girl (I thought he was the coolest for knowing that!) and ever since it's always his go to if we're hustling. He still gets a big smile when we rush through that area!