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Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Tips, Hacks & Tricks for Parents

Walt Disney World Planning Hacks, Tips & Tricks for Parents

Looking for Trekaroo’s best tips & tricks for exploring Walt Disney World? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got parent-written reviews, tips on the best rides for kids based on their ages, details on dining, when to start planning, Fastpass+, and oh so much more.

In the wrong place? Click through to see our best tips on the Disneyland California Resort and other resort properties (including cruises, Adventures by Disney, and more!)

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58 Responses to Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Tips, Hacks & Tricks for Parents

  1. HelloKaileyG March 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    Wow, so many great resources! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Michelle Bartley March 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    Such great tips!!

  3. Elena March 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

    I can’t wait to go back to Disneyland. So much fun!

  4. Rob March 23, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Thanks for the tips!

  5. Gabrielle March 24, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    Plan time for transportation between hotel and park, or between parks. We relied on the WDW buses, and it took nearly 1.5 hours to get from the Whoop-De-Doo dinner show (which was great, make a reservation) back to our hotel. Our daughter was exhausted.

  6. Cindy Crackintoes March 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Is it my turn to go to Disney yet!?

  7. bschroder March 25, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    great tips

  8. sojeles March 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I like the ideas for outside the parks and off the beaten path. There is so much to do at Disney.

  9. Angela Hassett March 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Great tips!

  10. Sheryl Holden March 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    ride info is the best, nothing worse than standing in line with young children for hours

  11. Erika vergara March 27, 2016 at 12:28 am #

    Make sure to check out the least crowded days to go

  12. Nikki Kavanaugh March 28, 2016 at 7:48 am #

    Great tips 🙂

  13. shelley March 28, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Thanks for the tips!

  14. neonderlyn March 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Very helpful info!

  15. Jill Nauyokas March 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    This is definitely the most magical place on earth

  16. Tarah March 29, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    I love the ideas for outside the theme park! Thanks!

  17. natasha lamoreux March 30, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    Love all these tips! Along with Disney I would really like to check out the Medieval times show, my kids would really enjoy that.

  18. Lee B. March 31, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    Thanks for the great tips!

  19. danielle w. April 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    what wonderful tips

  20. Angela April 2, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    There is lots of great info here, thanks!

  21. sarah alexis April 3, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Disney can be overwhelming if you don’t plan your trip carefully – I love all these tips… it pays to do your research!!!

  22. lynn reimer April 3, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

    love it

  23. Rosa cuevas April 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

    Awesome thanks

  24. Theresa Michalik April 4, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    <3 Disney…hurry up Oct…Happiest Place On Earth °o°

  25. Sherilyn H April 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Love this info for our first trip!

  26. andreah5 April 5, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    It is my dream to take my children to Disney

  27. duffy tarantino April 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    super

  28. Robo April 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    good insight!

  29. vgibbs14 April 6, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Even as a Disney “veteran” I am always learning…and things are always changing!

  30. Pamela Garcia April 7, 2016 at 12:20 am #

    This will definitely come in handy if we ever get to go.

  31. Kristen Walsh April 7, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    Love the tips!!

  32. Carolyn April 7, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    Thx for the great tips..

  33. savhadden April 8, 2016 at 1:36 am #

    This is an awesome guide! I haven’t been to Disney in so many years I cant wait to take my son!

  34. Jason April 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    These are some great tips!

  35. Michelle Hamilton April 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    Great resource! Thanks!

  36. Andrea d April 8, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    Awesome tips!! I can’t wait to start planning our vacation!

  37. Joanne Donaldson Frank April 9, 2016 at 6:01 am #

    would love to take my grandson to Disney wahoo thanks for the chance

  38. Kristi S April 9, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    Great resources!

  39. Amy Deeter April 9, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

    Thanks for sharing all this great info with us

  40. Derrick Cordova April 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

    This will help when we plan our WDW vacation! Thanks!

  41. Alicia Lefebvre April 9, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Thanks so much! I’ve never been to WDW.. yet!

  42. GAIL WHITWORTH April 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    Disney world is very spread out –plan your time wisely

  43. Brittany April 10, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Thank you for sharing

  44. Charell Anderson April 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Place looks lovely!!!

  45. Brandy sanchez April 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Yay! #WaltDisney would be a dream come true for me and my children.

  46. Ashley April 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Awesome tips!!

  47. Athena April 10, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Thanks for the tips!

  48. Kelly Dehring April 10, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    planning a trip soon so this is very useful

  49. audrianna goodell April 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Thank you so much for all the great tips 🙂

  50. kristen holliday April 10, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    all of these tips I truly appreciate

  51. heather walborn April 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    WOW!!! This is a truly amazing guide!

  52. Ashley April 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    Can’t wait to go back

  53. Tabathia B April 10, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    I wish I had taken advantage of being there for opening time

  54. Meredith Appley April 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    Awesome

  55. Bernadette N April 10, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

    Great tips!

  56. Paula Adams April 10, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    We’re on the West Coast, so visit Disneyland every year. But we hope to make a second trip to Disney World one of these days! Will be sure to keep these tips in mind!

  57. opbassist April 10, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

    Awesome guide!

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