When I asked if my Instagram followers had any questions about Walt Disney World, I was so surprised about how many answers or questions I actually received. So, in June’s Q&A session, I will answer all of your questions about Walt Disney World. There were many repeat questions, so I’ll be answering the questions I received the most often. If you happen to have any others, please feel free to ask in this post’s comments. I’ll answer them! I hope this Q&A helps you plan a wonderful trip to Walt Disney World!
What is there for adults to do at Walt Disney World?
I wrote an entire post about Why Walt Disney World Isn’t Just for Kids. To sum it up, aside from specialty alcoholic drinks and Sangria University that kids, of course, can’t drink or do, there are lots of things to do just for adults! There’s fine dining, high-end shopping at Disney Springs, rollercoasters and rides geared towards adults, spas around the Walt Disney World resorts, live entertainment, and so much more. In my opinion, adults are much better able to appreciate all of the details and intricacies that went into each park and ride. Even the costumes of the cast members are amazingly detailed!
How can I make a trip to Walt Disney World more luxurious than a standard visit?
First and foremost, book one of the more luxurious resorts, like the Grand Floridian or Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Then, tack on as many extras as you want. Splash out for Park Hopper Tickets, order up custom shirts for your trip, and set up your Photopass account so the parks’ photographers can capture all of your memories for you.
Next, make fine dining reservations at restaurants like Victoria & Alberts where guests can book a seat at the Chef’s Table for a custom tasting menu or Narcoossee’s, both located at the Grand Floridian. Tiffin’s at Animal Kingdom serves up South American and African delicacies, the Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian offers guests afternoon tea in true British fashion, and Cinderella’s Royal Table has incredible views of Magic Kingdom as well as personal interactions with princesses like Cinderella, all while guests enjoy a fine dining menu. If you’re in the mood for French cuisine, try the prix-fixe menu at Monsieur Paul in Epcot. Speaking of fine dining, if you’re passionate about enjoying the best food Walt Disney World has to offer, apply to join Club 33, which is rumored to have more than a decade-long waitlist.
Once it restarts as the pandemic continues to wind down in the United States, fans of fine dining should check out the monthly Delicious Disney Dining Program. It’s a series of chef tastings, and unique meals, previously around $350 per person, from around Walt Disney World offered once a month. It’s an incredible experience for Disney fans and those who enjoy fine dining.
To truly create a custom, unforgettable experience at Walt Disney World, look into their list of extras and VIP tours. With these add-ons, guests can go behind the scenes of some of the most magical places in the parks, arrange for a private meet and greets with their favorite characters or members of the Imagineering teams, and even tour Cinderella Castle. These VIP tours even include unfettered access to FastPass lanes, meaning guests won’t need to wait in the standard lines, so they can see and do much more than would normally be possible. With additional extras, guests can book canoes or other private water tours, golf, swim, enjoy massages and other spa services, and just about anything else a guest can dream up. The only limit to what Walt Disney World can offer guests is guest’s imaginations!
Should you wish to have someone plan your trip for you, make reservations on your behalf, and make your visit truly seamless, I highly recommend Disney Signature Services. They’ll organize everything on your behalf so you can kick back and relax and enjoy your vacation to the parks.
For up to 17 people and a butler, Grand Yacht 1 will take guests around Seven Seas Lagoon, with epic views of Magic Kingdom and the nightly fireworks (which will hopefully be available again soon). Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks or multi-course hot meals served by a butler. This completely customizable yachting experience is perfect for special occasions and celebrations.
If you find yourself never wanting to leave the parks, then perhaps purchasing a home at Disney’s Golden Oaks or Four Seasons Private Residences in a resort-style community is the answer for you. These custom-built homes begin at a modest $2 Million and are the perfect way to make a permanent home at Walt Disney World.
Are Park Hopper tickets worth the extra charge?
Absolutely! After 2 pm each day, guests with Park Hopper tickets can skip to any park they wish or even visit multiple parks in one day. This is a great way to visit other parks that didn’t have morning availability. For instance, if Hollywood Studios was fully booked up as you attempted to book your visit, upgrade to Park Hopper tickets and hop over to Hollywood Studios, or any other park, after 2 pm. It’s a great way to explore the parks at your own pace or visit parks that were full in the mornings.
Are there allergy-friendly food options around the park?
Yes! Disney takes allergies very seriously. I can’t eat gluten, and I choose not to eat meat. Whenever I ordered foods that were gluten-free or made gluten-free, the chef making the food came out to talk to me about my allergy and discuss any cross-contamination risks with me so I could make an informed decision about whether or not to eat there. When I ordered foods made for gluten-free diners, they were conscientious about making my food in a way that wouldn’t expose it to allergens, and it had a bamboo pick in it stating that it was for someone with an allergen, so if we ordered multiples of something it wouldn’t get mixed up with regular meals.
What should I wear around Walt Disney World if I want to be comfortable and look cute?
I will be making a post about what I wore around the parks, but the most important thing to focus on is comfortable footwear. I wore white sneakers nearly every day in the parks and paired them with cute dresses, rompers, and blouses with skirts or shorts, which is what makes me feel most comfortable. Many people wore leggings and tee shirts, but if you want to look extra cute in photos, I recommend wearing dresses that match the theme of each park.
What do you recommend packing for a Walt Disney World vacation?
I recommend bringing comfortable shoes, shoes for nice dinners, a few comfortable outfits, a couple of dressier outfits, fun outfits for the parks, sunscreen, sunglasses, a straw hat or baseball cap to keep the sun off your face, moisturizer, a couple of swimsuits, cosmetics & toiletries, extra socks, a cute backpack, and if you’ll be visiting in the hotter months (March – September), I recommend bringing a portable fan to stay cool. A reusable water bottle and a portable phone charger could also be helpful!
How many days should I plan to spend at Walt Disney World?
At least 6 days, one for each of the four parks, a day to go around Disney Springs, and at least one day to relax at the resort and/or check out other resorts and restaurants around the Walt Disney World property.
What have you written about Walt Disney World?
Check out everything I’ve written about Walt Disney World here.
If I could only visit 1 Disney park, which would you recommend?
This is a tough question! My two favorite parks are Magic Kingdom and Epcot. MK is the classic magical Disney experience, and Epcot is like taking a trip around the world with food, drinks, music, dancing, and rides from all over the globe. If you’re only going to visit 1 park, I recommend Magic Kingdom because it has the best of everything, food, rides, music, experiences, love entertainment, and so much more.
What are your favorite things to do at Walt Disney World?
I loved every single thing I did in this post! It was the best visit ever!
What are your favorite foods and drinks at Walt Disney World?
When it comes to quick service food & drinks, my favorite drink was the La Vie en Rose Frozen Slushy from France at Epcot. My favorite foods were the Meyer Lemon-poached Lobster Salad from the United States section of Epcot, and Totchos from Woody’s Toy Box in Hollywood Studios. I also loved every sit down meal we had around the parks!
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