There are character meal opportunities everywhere at Disney World (just about a dozen, in fact) and they are all different. If you have limited time on your vacation, you will likely only be able to enjoy a couple of them. How to choose the best character meals for your family? I break each one down below to help with your planning.
Here are five of my favorite Animal Kingdom secrets that are fun to know when you visit Disney World. Follow my other posts to learn all of my favorite secrets from Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot too.
Your “Extra Magic Hour” at Disney World is your admission into a designated theme park one hour before it opens to the public or up to two hours after a park closes to the public. How do you get this privilege? Easy – you simply stay on Disney property, the Hilton by Downtown Disney, or Shades of Green Resort.
You’ll likely hear mixed reviews of the Extra Magic Hour- some say avoid the parks on days that offer the Extra Magic Hour(s), but I disagree. That extra time is very valuable and a lot can be done during an hour with no crowds. In fact, on a recent trip to Disneyland, my family was able to pretty much do every ride offered in Fantasyland during the Extra Magic Hour. I can agree, however, that if you do not have the Extra Magic Hour privilege (due to not staying on Disney property) that you may opt choose other parks on Extra Magic Hour days.
Please do not use your Extra Magic Hour to eat breakfast or dinner! Use it to see and do as much as possible with reduced crowds.
Sometimes overlooked by all of the other attractions that Disney World has to offer, the Animal Kingdom can be a breath of fresh air compared to the other crowded parks. With fewer headliner attractions, the lines at the popular rides can really get long. Ideally, it is best to spend the entire day here (this park typically closes around 5pm), for those who are on a tight schedule, it is totally doable to finish the park by 2 pm or earlier – if you follow these guidelines on the top priority Fast Pass+ attractions. Continue reading →