I know there's other threads with similar subjects, but why not start a new one
What has been the best tip you've received from someone else or realized on your own. It can be about anything and everything Disney. Whether it's about a ride, food, snacks, something to bring into the parks with you, something to do etc. Something someone told you, a CM, or something you read on the boards.
For me the best tip I ever got helped me with my son! I bought a bunch of glow sticks and took a pack with us into the parks every day....let me tell you this was the best thing when it was dark and my son was having a breakdown. Pull them out, and he had a blast...even shared them with other kids. It was something that was so simple and inexpensive but it was a life saver & if it wasn't for reading it on the boards I would have never thought of it.
Another thing that I read after I had done it was taking instant coffee with you and this way you'll have REAL coffee and not that Nescafe thing they call coffee. It saved my husband! lol. During our first trip he could not stop complaining about how horrible the coffee was! So on our 2nd and 3rd trip I bought a little thing of instant coffee which he would put a few spoonfuls into his mug and then in the food court add hot water, cream and sugar!
Let's hear them!!!
I second this tip! Main Street people watching at the end of the night is just the best! You can see parents carring their sleeping children in the oddest ways. You see children still living that sugar high. You get to enjoy a snack whilst watching families implode, while some are closer than ever... all under this beautiful yellow-y glow. Its my favorite!The first tip I ever give anyone is Do not get caught in the exit crowds! Sit down have an ice cream and people watch til everyone is gone! Saves yourself a lot of stress plus staying to take pics of the parks almost empty at night is great.
People definitely lose their pixie dust in the exit crowds! LolI second this tip! Main Street people watching at the end of the night is just the best! You can see parents carring their sleeping children in the oddest ways. You see children still living that sugar high. You get to enjoy a snack whilst watching families implode, while some are closer than ever... all under this beautiful yellow-y glow. Its my favorite!
Totally agreeThe best tip I have ( found it here on WDWmagic ) is to take a break from the parks during the day. Go have fun and eat lunch at the park , go back to your resort , relax and take a nap or swim for a while , then hit the parks again refreshed and ready to enjoy it all ! I know some folks think that to leave the parks for a nap is a waste of money , but it made our trip SO much more enjoyable that we will always take time to do this from now on.
but heres the thing I bought a poncho in 2007 it was 10.00 every year I bring it back and the last 2 yrs it ripped and I got a brand new one, they trade it out for you! So really your not loosing any money!
Decorating our stroller. It was a life saver, our kid walks up to it every time, no matter how large the "stroller sea" is.
It's amazing how few people know of this.Last night, after the MK fireworks, everyone was rushing for the monorail to get back to the TTC. The line was huge. I asked a CM the best way to get back to the TTC, "and be honest!" He pointed to the Resorts Monorail and said to get off at the 2nd stop. Saved myself probably an hour waiting in line for the direct-to-TTC monorail.
If you found Tom Sawyers paintbrush somewhere on TSI and returned it to a CM, they'd give you a fastpass. Sadly, in the seven years it took me to respond, they stopped doing this for guests. Next time I'll try to respond within 5 years.What is the paintbrush on TSI???:shrug:
I totally agree- the best Disney trip I wever took was the week AFTER my school's spring break. The entire trip was a little bit more special because I was "breaking the rules".