So you want to go to Walt Disney World. With four major theme parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot (bigger in itself than California’s Disneyland), Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom – Walt Disney World can be complex and costly destination: all the more reason to plan carefully to get the most from your trip. Below are tips to help you have a great time.
But first, before you get there… Click To Continue
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Summer is here and if you are at any of the Walt Disney World theme parks you know what HOT is. While a Disney vacation is a special one, visiting central Florida in the hottest part of summer will require some planning if you want this to be a magical vacation… and not a miserable one. We have 10 tips to help you to beat the heat.
I love Disney World at any time of the year, but being at the parks when the heat index is close to 100 is a bit too hot for me.
So then, in order to keep our cool, here are some of our family’s favorite heat-coping strategies: Click To Continue
Take a spin on a Segway Human Transporter – The Segway HT, first displayed to the public at Epcot Innoventions in 2002, is the world’s first self-balancing human transporter that uses advanced technology, gyroscopes and tilt sensors to emulate human balance. Guests can put these high-tech machines to the test in two tours offered most days at Epcot. Around the World at Epcot is a two-hour tour that allows guests to operate the device throughout World Showcase before the area opens to park guests ($85/person; tours are daily at 7:45, 8:30, 9 and 9:30 a.m.).
Simply Segway is a one-hour program that gives guests a product overview, training and indoor riding time at Innoventions ($25/person; daily at 11:30 a.m.). For both programs, class size is limited to 10 guests. (407) WDW-TOUR
To get onstage, dress the part
A few attractions choose audience volunteers to be part of the show, but the selection process is far from random. Typically, you need to be a certain gender, size, and age for each of the different roles. You might even need to be wearing a specific item of clothing. Also helpful for getting picked: cuteness and enthusiasm. Curious kids who ask nicely and look excited often get extra attention, along with thrilling perks like riding up front and introducing shows.
Did you ever hear why should I stay at a hotel inside the park? I can get the same experience from a hotel outside Walt Disney World. One answer to this question would be these are not just Hotels they are Resorts. You can make a vacation just going from one resort to the next. Every day could be a new adventure.
This week’s Tip: How to spend 5 days at Walt Disney World without going inside the park. Click To Continue