Here are some great Disney Tips to keep in mind as you plan your next Disney Vacation!
- When it rains at Walt Disney World, the parks do NOT close. This means you need to be prepared. Pack inexpensive ponchos before you leave home. Remember ponchos at Disney start around $10. The rains tend to make people leave the parks which means the lines become shorter for you.
- Advance Dining Reservations (ADR) start 180 days from your trip. Since ADRs are basically for table service which include character dining, you need to make these reservations as soon as you can. However, if you cannot find a reservation that you are looking for at the 180 day mark, keep looking. Cancellations occur regularly, by using the MyDisneyExperience app, you can always see what has become available.
- If you have infants with strollers, there are a few things to note. It never fails that even if you place your stroller in the parking area, it will get moved. Cast Members are constantly rearranging the strollers to make room for more as well as getting other strollers out. Make sure you bring something bright/colorful/unique to help you easily identify your stroller. If you don’t park your stroller in the stroller parking area, it will get towed to the nearest parking area!
If you don’t wish to pack the stroller for the airline flight, there are several noted companies that rent strollers in Orlando!
- While babies and infants under the age of three are free, there are a few things to remember. While no proof of age is required, as they get closer to the age of three, having that birth certificate handy can be beneficial if requested. Not only do they not require park tickets but some of the restaurants allow kids under three to eat for free!
- As with most large public places, expect to spend about 10 minutes going through security. Each bag will be checked. This means you need to make sure you open, unlock, and unzip all bags and purses. This is to make sure no prohibited items, such as the following, are brought in:
- Wagons, skateboards, scooters, inline skates, shoes with built in wheels
- Drones, remote control toys
- Strollers larger than 36″ x 52″ (92 x 132 cm)
- Suitcases, coolers or backpacks with or without wheels larger than 24″ (61 cm) long x 15″ (46 cm) high. Coolers required for medication may be stored in a locker or at Guest Relations.
- Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV, wheelchair or stroller
- Wheeled mobility devices with less than 3 wheels and devices that cannot maintain stability and balance when stopped, unpowered or unoccupied. Training wheels or similar modifications are not permitted.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Weapons of any kind or object that appear to be weapons (toy guns, toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.)
- Folding chairs
- Glass containers (excluding baby food jars and perfume bottles)
- Pets (unless they are service animals, defined as any dog or miniature horse trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability)
- Balloons and straws are not permitted in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park for the safety of our animals
- Tripod stands or monopod stands that cannot fit inside a standard backpack
- Wrapped gifts (all gifts must be able to be unwrapped for inspection)
- Selfie sticks (hand-held extension poles for cameras and mobile devices)
As security elements change please check Disney’s FAQ about Restricted Items
- You can bring food into the Disney parks. You can bring in snacks, beverages (just not alcohol), and full meals.