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Planning a Successful Trip to Disneyworld

A trip to Disneyworld can be great fun for the whole family, and with a little advance planning, you can avoid some of the major hassles and pitfalls associated with any Orlando trip. There's a lot to see and do in Disneyworld. In fact, Disneyworld alone is 47 square miles packed with rides and attractions. Plan ahead some, however, and you can have fun exploring a small part of this big world on your trip.

Perhaps most importantly, plan on spending considerably more money than you may have initially projected. Everything in Disneyworld is going to be priced at a premium, so plan ahead for the multitude of expenses you will incur there. Everything in the wider Orlando area is also generally overpriced, with random expenses everywhere, including toll roads. Just don't go into Disneyworld with the expectation that you will make it out on the cheap.

There are some things you can do, however, to save money during your Disneyworld excursion. First of all, if you're going to need it during the trip, try to pack it beforehand instead of paying double for it later in Orlando. This applies to everything from sunscreen to diapers. If you can bring it from home, you'll save a considerable amount of money.

When you are purchasing your tickets, be aware of the "Magic Your Way" features. Simply buying a ticket does not guarantee you access to everything, and you'll probably find yourself upgrading your ticket later on. Pay attention to the details of the Magic Your Way program, and you won't have any nasty surprises later on in the parks.

When you arrive in Orlando, you'll have to choose whether to stay in a hotel around Orlando, or staying at one of the onsite resorts at Disneyworld itself. Staying at one of the onsite resorts will give you access to a number of special perks. One of these perks is having a shuttle pick you up at the airport, with your bags picked up and delivered as well. There are a number of resort price points. Deluxe arrangements can be quite expensive, and on the cheaper end, the Value lodging remains somewhat pricey. If you decide to stay off the resort, be sure your hotel has a shuttle service for Disneyworld.

If you want to save yourself some time and frustration, give serious thought to going to Disneyworld when school is in session if at all possible. Prices on tickets will be lower, the crowds will be sparser, and you'll be able to get on rides and enjoy other attractions much more easily.

Possibly the best time to visit Disneyworld is during the week in the fall, or a month earlier in the year, such as January or February. The crowds can become quite overwhelming during the prime tourist season. If you plan on doing anything that requires reservations, such as eating at Cinderella's Castle, be sure to get those reservations in early.

Space at such events tends to disappear quickly, and you might have a very upset child on your hands. Also be sure that you look out for ride restrictions on age and height before getting the kids excited about them.

Pack appropriately for your trip, plan ahead, and you should have a great time in Disneyworld. Remember that the park itself is huge, and there's no possible way to see it all in one trip. Take the time to relax and enjoy yourself while in Disneyworld.