I bring a lightweight and light colored umbrella with me. It provides instant shade on a hot day.
I am so with you on that one! The only time at Disney that I have ever felt miserable and frustrated! Seriously not a good ride. I actually felt claustrophobic in the dark and thought I was going to have a panic attack, despite the fact that I have no trouble in any of the real scary rides."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.
Oh my gosh, that's such a cool story! Where do you find the mayor at MK? Is he dressed in a special way?The best tip I got was from my travel agent Vinnie for our trip in 97. He said the first time you go to the Magic Kingdom find the mayor and ask him to be in the parade. So I found him and I asked. He looked at my two kids, then my wife and then me and asked how long we would be at WDW. He said he has pretty much people scheduled the entire time. But he took our room information and said if anything changed he'd call us.
So the next morning we were heading out to the parks and we were just closing the door and the phone rang! My wife and I both look at each other and I pull the room key out and opened the door. Well my wife pushes me aside, puts her shoulder to the door and rushes into the room. She literaly leaped over the bed and got to the phone on the third ring. It was Ray the mayor of MK and we were to meet him at city hall at 10 am.
We shared the honor with another family and it was the best ever. I smiled so much during the 30 minute parade route my face hurt. Hearing your name announced and all those people cheering was awesome. My son was 2 and he was in the back of that fire truck ringing the bell it the entire time. We were the first vehicle and when we got out they made us stay on the parade route and every single performer and character stopped by us.
Our agent Vinnie saved us tons of money throught all our years but the tip he gave us was ...priceless!
:brick:We went on it and we all agreed, that it was the BIGGEST waste of space that the planners ever did, worst ride ever and if it was supposed to be scary I doubt it would scare a two year old toddler. We all were expecting more and got less.:hammer:I am so with you on that one! The only time at Disney that I have ever felt miserable and frustrated! Seriously not a good ride. I actually felt claustrophobic in the dark and thought I was going to have a panic attack, despite the fact that I have no trouble in any of the real scary rides.
Were you staying in the Epcot Resort area?For me it was choosing a spot near Paris for Illuminations in EPCOT, then exiting the park toward the Boardwalk. This saved us tons of time waiting for the buses in front of EPCOT, not to mention the crowds near the front exit.
thats what i was gonna say. my aunt told us that!!Fastpass - don't fret if you have a lunch reservation or are caught up in a ride queue during the hour of your return time. You can't return before the time printed, but you can almost always return later than the one hour window and your fastpass be honored.
I learned that one on these boards. :wave:
Might be an obvious one, but get to the parks early. You can get so much more done in the morning before 11am than you can the rest of the day.
So right. I always tell the people I'm with I'm leaving at X:XX, and if you want to sleep in I'll see you at lunch at X:XX.So I would wait around for them to all get ready and head to the parks around 11am/12pm ish. But not anymore! My hubby and I get up, do what we want to do and meet up with family later.