OMG did you just book your Disney World family vacation? Or perhaps you’re still in the planning phase and trying to figure out the best must do Disney World itinerary plan. Either way, this is an exciting time for you!
I’m a Disney fan. If you ask me or my closest friends and family, they will tell you I pick Disney over the beach LOL. Though the beach does come in second.
Anyways, we recently took a family vacation to Disney World and it was the best vacation ever! I should also add that I spent over 6 months planning for this vacation so yeah.. it better have been good LOL!
Now, I’m going to share everything I planned with you, starting with the ultimate must do Disney World itinerary.
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Things To Do in Disney
With so much to do in Disney, it can be hard to narrow down what to fit into your 7-day vacation. Trust me, I planned ours for months so I knowwww.
But you know what? I am so glad I took the time to research and plan months ahead because it truly helped us have an almost perfect vacation. Why almost? Because nothing is perfect and nothing ever goes exactly as planned… but it was pretty close.
So whether you’re planning on visiting in a few months or a few weeks, don’t worry. This must do Disney World itinerary plan will help you experience all the magic Disney has to offer.
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Pretend to travel the world in Epcot
Oh Epcot, the only place where you can experience cultures from all around the world in just one day (or two). And look, don’t underestimate what this Walt Disney Theme Park has to offer.
Besides giving you a little taste of all around the globe, you can also experience what it would be like to visit the sea and outer space! I’m telling you, the shows and attractions this theme park has are mind blowing.
We regret not allocating enough time for us to truly enjoy it all. But hey, at least we got to visit our own Mexican culture with our son, get entertained with a traditional Chinese show and visit outer space. Oh and when you visit, make sure you stay until nighttime so you can see this colorful globe view after their big nightly show!
Click here to see everything else Epcot has to offer.
Feel the fame at Hollywood Studios
Next on the list is Hollywood Studios, the home to Toy Story Land, Star Wars and so much more. This is the place you come to when you really want to load up on some fun. Not because the rest of Disney World isn’t fun, no. But because of all the fun, bright colors and characters that fill the park.
I mean, it is called Hollywood Studios for a reason right? You already know can expect to see some of your absolute favorite Disney characters here, along with their matching super cool attractions.
So if you’re looking for a place of epic adventure, this is the one for you! Click here to see everything you can experience at Hollywood Studios.
Experience the magic at Magic Kingdom
Okay so this one should have probably came in first LOL. But because there’s no way you would skip out on this one, I decided to put it in the middle. I mean, c’mon… Magic Kingdom is like Disney’s brand identity. You think of Disney and either two images come to your mind – Mickey Mouse or the princess castle.
So of course, this magical theme park is one that you should absolutely have on your list. In fact, out of all the parks, I would suggest you split visiting this park in two days versus one (if possible). Yup, there is THAT much to do here. And even two days is probably not enough but it’s worth really taking in every minute of this park instead of rushing through it.
So if you’re looking to make your fantasy a reality, click here to see everything you can do at this park.
Visit the animals at Animal Kingdom
Okay so who doesn’t like visiting the zoo? Okay maybe you don’t but I bet your kids do LOL! Now imagine visiting a gigantic zoo with like 10x the attractions? That’s pretty much what you get when visiting Animal Kingdom.
Oh but so much better! I’ll admit that this park was always last on my list to visit but finally added it to our itinerary and whoa, I had totally been missing out! From safari adventures, to crazy cool rides, oh and if you’re a Lion King fan – yeah, this park has tons of wild adventures of its own and is definitely something to add to your must do Disney World itinerary.
Click here to see everything else this park has to offer.
Visit life-size Lego figures at Disney Springs
Did you know that you can experience Disney outside of Disney World? Yup, it’s true! At Disney Springs, you will experience a whole new type of Disney magic.
Here, you will get to shop for your souvenirs, enjoy delicious Disney-themed treats and if you visit at the right time, you might even get to see some live entertainment. Oh and did I mention they have life-size Lego creations at their Lego store? In fact, they have Lego stations everywhere for your kids to play with… for FREE! (Unless of course, your kids convince you to buy them some haha!)
So either take an afternoon or evening off from the parks and go spend it at Disney Springs. Click here for more information on their shops, dining and entertainment.
Share a meal with your favorite characters
Did you even know this was a thing? You can actually have a meal while your favorite characters are walking around! And even though I was going to wait to share these next two tips on my next post, I think they are well worth sharing now LOL.
Instead of waiting at the long theme park lines to get a character’s autograph, you can skip the ones for the characters which you chose to visit for either breakfast, lunch or dinner! Because yup, they will stop by each and every table to not only sign your autograph book, but to take pictures with them as well!
You can choose to eat with either Mickey and Pals, Disney Princesses or various other characters. But here’s another secret… try to aim for the breakfast slot as it tends to be much cheaper than lunch or dinner! Click here to see all the character dining options.
Vacation at your hotel resort
Honestly, you could probably do this one, and the last two on this must do itinerary list on the same day. And because staying at a hotel (much less a Disney Resort hotel) is not cheap, you should really plan a day to enjoy it.
Plus, Disney Resorts have so much you can do for fun and relaxation, so take advantage of it. And okay, I can’t keep secrets! Another tip I have for you is to break up your stay into two different hotels. This will help you cut down the costs a little if you spend some days at an All-Star Resort Hotel (which honestly cost about the same as any other Orlando hotel), with your remaining days at a more luxurious one, like the one above.
Trust me, it’s totally worth it. Oh and last thing. Schedule this day as your “rest day” in the middle of your trip because you will need it, LOL! Click here for resort options and details.
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Have Fun Planning Your Unforgettable Disney Vacation!
Alright, now you know everything you need to add to your must do Disney World itinerary. And believe me, your family vacation is going to be awesome!
I’ll be back to share each one of these in more detail soon to give you a better understand at what to do at each attraction or destination. To see Disney’s new policies, click here.
How excited are you for your Disney vacation? Which of these theme parks are you most excited to visit? Please share your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you!
And remember, there is always something to be happy for… Cheers to travel! What are you cheering to today?– Lucy