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Best Disney tip you ever got!

Logan Stephens

New Member
Air Conditioning Trick
One thing I have learned that is very helpful (especially if you love cold air like myself) is that the air conditioning units at the resorts are motion sensored. This means that if you are in the park and you turn the air conditioning on expecting it to be cool when you get back to the room, it won't actually turn get turned on until there is motion in the room. The same goes for when you are sleeping.

There is a solution
Introducing a balloon, let it float around the room. It will trick the sensors and the air will always be on. That's pure Disney magic right there
 

RScottyL

Well-Known Member
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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".
Exactly! You know that when kids are normally out of school, that WDW will be busy!

If you can go at a time when kids would normally be IN school, the park won't be as busy and you can enjoy your trip a little more!
 

blobula

Member
Things that worked for us on our trip in September of 2018 split stay AoA and POFQ. My wife and I, our two children (3 and 5) and my parents. It was a first time visit for my wife and kids.

Tip 1 - Bring extra battery packs to charge cameras and cell phones
Tip 2 - Staying onsite? Order food/drinks from Amazon and have it delivered to the resort. Awesome!
Tip 3 - We didn't do the dining plan, however we purchased Disney gift cards at Target (5% savings) for all our food and souveneir purchases. Worked out very well since we knew how much we had to spend!
Tip 4 - If your trip is long enough, take a whole day and just relax at the resort and the pool.
Tip 5 - Return to the resort in mid day to take naps or enjoy the pool. Helped a lot with our kids.
Tip 6 - Buy a 64oz hydroflask or something that keeps liquid ice cold during the hot days and just refill it in the parks. It's free!
Tip 7 - Leaving later in the day? Request a late checkout a few days before. May not be approved all the time.
Tip 8 - Grab a spot to watch Happily Ever After about an hour early. You won't regret it. Best fireworks and projection show I've seen.
Tip 9 - Memory Maker is a must!
Tip 10 - Make sure you have the Disney app on your phone to make Fastpasses, check waittimes and make dining reservations
Tip 11 - Bring a hat and sunglasses!
 

38053WDW

Well-Known Member
Things that worked for us on our trip in September of 2018 split stay AoA and POFQ. My wife and I, our two children (3 and 5) and my parents. It was a first time visit for my wife and kids.

Tip 1 - Bring extra battery packs to charge cameras and cell phones
Tip 2 - Staying onsite? Order food/drinks from Amazon and have it delivered to the resort. Awesome!
Tip 3 - We didn't do the dining plan, however we purchased Disney gift cards at Target (5% savings) for all our food and souveneir purchases. Worked out very well since we knew how much we had to spend!
Tip 4 - If your trip is long enough, take a whole day and just relax at the resort and the pool.
Tip 5 - Return to the resort in mid day to take naps or enjoy the pool. Helped a lot with our kids.
Tip 6 - Buy a 64oz hydroflask or something that keeps liquid ice cold during the hot days and just refill it in the parks. It's free!
Tip 7 - Leaving later in the day? Request a late checkout a few days before. May not be approved all the time.
Tip 8 - Grab a spot to watch Happily Ever After about an hour early. You won't regret it. Best fireworks and projection show I've seen.
Tip 9 - Memory Maker is a must!
Tip 10 - Make sure you have the Disney app on your phone to make Fastpasses, check waittimes and make dining reservations
Tip 11 - Bring a hat and sunglasses!

For TIP 1 - Buy Fuel Rod online or outside the park (cheaper) - phones were going dead while in line for Mickey... I was searching everywhere for a plug. Asked a CM and told me about the Fuel Rods... These machines area at every park .. no fighting for a usb port around the parks and then waiting for recharge. Walk up. drop your old one in and boom.. fully charge one drops out! Best thing ever! Also you can just charge your last one in your room for the next day and then do it all over again . . www dot fuel-rod dot com - once you buy it it's yours (Android/Iphone connectors included)
 

Jim Buck

Active Member
Things that worked for us on our trip in September of 2018 split stay AoA and POFQ. My wife and I, our two children (3 and 5) and my parents. It was a first time visit for my wife and kids.

Tip 1 - Bring extra battery packs to charge cameras and cell phones
Tip 2 - Staying onsite? Order food/drinks from Amazon and have it delivered to the resort. Awesome!
Tip 3 - We didn't do the dining plan, however we purchased Disney gift cards at Target (5% savings) for all our food and souveneir purchases. Worked out very well since we knew how much we had to spend!
Tip 4 - If your trip is long enough, take a whole day and just relax at the resort and the pool.
Tip 5 - Return to the resort in mid day to take naps or enjoy the pool. Helped a lot with our kids.
Tip 6 - Buy a 64oz hydroflask or something that keeps liquid ice cold during the hot days and just refill it in the parks. It's free!
Tip 7 - Leaving later in the day? Request a late checkout a few days before. May not be approved all the time.
Tip 8 - Grab a spot to watch Happily Ever After about an hour early. You won't regret it. Best fireworks and projection show I've seen.
Tip 9 - Memory Maker is a must!
Tip 10 - Make sure you have the Disney app on your phone to make Fastpasses, check waittimes and make dining reservations
Tip 11 - Bring a hat and sunglasses!
Will they let a hydroflask into the park? I have one and was wondering if they would be ok with that?
 

JArdoin1982

New Member
For TIP 1 - Buy Fuel Rod online or outside the park (cheaper) - phones were going dead while in line for Mickey... I was searching everywhere for a plug. Asked a CM and told me about the Fuel Rods... These machines area at every park .. no fighting for a usb port around the parks and then waiting for recharge. Walk up. drop your old one in and boom.. fully charge one drops out! Best thing ever! Also you can just charge your last one in your room for the next day and then do it all over again . . www dot fuel-rod dot com - once you buy it it's yours (Android/Iphone connectors included)
Are there multiple locations throughout each park to swap them or is there one location in each park?
 

s_a

Well-Known Member
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Stinger

Member
We started doing this Three trips ago . Arrive in Orlando the night before your reservation begins and stay at the airport hotel.
The next day you wake up relaxed and fresh , you can take your time getting to Magic express and your resort . Instead of getting up early at home traveling half the day and rushing to get to your resort to get things started and being worn out by early evening . You ease into the day and we found it buys us a extra day of vacation . We usually spend that day at Disney springs or resort hopping .
 

Janir

Well-Known Member
I always thought fuel rod's were pretty pricey. For $20 I use this small but powerful power bank. Works great in the parks when you need a boost - even for multiple phones. Recharge it at night when you sleep and it's ready to go for the next day. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7N0320/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Another potential issue with FuelRods and some smaller portable cell battery chargers. They may not work with newer larger drawing cell phones. Test them out first. ;) Newer phones may have a recharge voltage requirement that's higher than a standard batter recharger puts out. If you phone needs a higher voltage charger you might have a problem with the portable one if you don't verify that it can recharge at higher rates. Ran into that the hard way at DLR last fall, when the charger I had been using with my old phone wasn't working with the new one I just got before vacation. Wound up spending a few breaks near some power outlets trying to recharge a phone.
The solution may be to get a larger brick charger but those are heavier so cargo pockets, bags, or backpacks start to be needed.
 

Club Cooloholic

Well-Known Member
This is a tip I never really got, but having done it for the first tims but can't reccomend enough. Buy the photo package. So many great photos and you save so much time and energy on trying to grab pictures with your own cameras . Wish I had done it the 4 other times I went with the kids.
 
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