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10 Tips for Your First Time at Disney World

Disney World is a magical place that will create memories to last a lifetime. If this will be your first time at Disney World, there are certain tips and tricks you should know in order to make the most of your experience.

These are things that the seasoned Disney traveler already knows, but that isn’t always common knowledge to vacationers at large.

Tips for Your First Time at Disney World

10 Tips for Your First Time at Disney World

1. Download Genie

The My Disney Experience App and add the Genie digital service. It is a complimentary tool that will help you with organizing your time in the Disney parks.

Genie+ System at Disney

Not only will it help you build the perfect itinerary for your vacation, but it will also allow you to see wait times for rides and order food in advance.

Available for purchase is Genie+. This service will allow you to skip the line for certain attractions, have photo pass privileges, and more.

It can really be a game-changer when it comes to Disney vacation planning.

2. Purchase a Few Items Ahead of Your Trip

There are a few things you might want to purchase before your first trip to Disney World.

These are things that will make your trip a bit more enjoyable and also save you money since you won’t have to purchase them at the park for double retail!

3. Leave the Selfie Sticks at Home

Disney World does not allow selfie sticks in any of the parks.

If you bring one into the park, they will take it and you can pick it up when you leave.

Believe me, it is not worth the hassle to hold up the line because they find a selfie stick in your bag.

Tiana at 1900 Park Fare
Courtesy Disney

4. You Don’t NEED a Fancy Camera

Your cellphone will work just as fine.

And even if you don’t want to use your cellphone, Disney cast members will take photos for you and upload them to your Genie+!

First Visit Disney pin

5. Get Your Free Disney Pin

Since it is your first time at Disney World, you will want to pick up a FREE First Time Visit Disney pin.

Having this pin will make sure you get treated like a true Disney prince or princess. It is just one of the many FREE Disney Souvenirs you can get at the park!

Raining at Epcot

6. Pack a Poncho

It rains almost every afternoon in Florida. Be prepared and bring a poncho!

Wondering what else you should pack?

We have a list of the things you’ll want to pack in your Disney day bag.

Disney Dining Facts

7. Book a Character Meal

A great way to meet characters without having to stand in a line is by booking a Disney Character meal.

There are many to choose from, but these character meals are our favorites.

Be Our Guest

8. Choose the Right Restaurants

You might not realize this, but Disney has some really great restaurants.

Wondering which ones you should prioritize?

We have a list of the best restaurants at Walt Disney World.

Beauty and the Beast Live Show in Hollywood Studios

9. There is more to the Parks than Rides

If you are traveling with people who don’t particularly care for rides, don’t worry.

There is plenty for them to do at Disney World.

Disney Coffee Mugs

10. Budget for Souvenirs

I am sure it is hard to think about souvenir shopping before you even leave for vacation BUT know that there are going to be a ton of shops with all sorts of merchandise.

These are a few things that we think you might want to take home with you to remind you of your first time at Disney World.

Disney World Park Maps

We hope that your first time at Disney World is magical and that you make lots of memories.

For those of you who frequent Disney, do you have any tips for people going to Disney World for the first time?

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