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    Planning: During Your Trip

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While on your Walt Disney World vacation, heed the following advice:

Arrive at Park Opening

Disney World is an exhausting place, and people like to sleep during their vacations. As a result, people usually do not roll into the park until late morning. Use this to your advantage by arriving at least 30 minutes prior to park opening and being among the first to enter an empty theme park. This advice is mentioned frequently on for a reason: aside from renting out a theme park, this is the easiest way to experience low wait times.

Have a Plan

Our Touring Plans are scientifically determined ways to experience attractions as efficiently as possible. More than 150 plans are available on, so pick one that meets your needs.

Use Lines

Our Lines mobile app helps you make on-the-fly decisions to tour more efficiently. For example, Lines will tell you whether there are any FASTPASS tickets left at Soarin' before you trek to the back of the Land Pavilion, and you can get a sense of Hollywood Studios wait times before you hop to that park for the afternoon. The Lines mobile app also offers touring plans, a crowd calendar, a community chat feature, and more!

Tough Out the Rain

It rains a lot in Florida, and rain can scare people away from the theme parks, especially if it is raining before people leave their hotels in the morning. Grab some ponchos and enjoy the smaller crowds.

Take the Bus to Magic Kingdom

Generally speaking, it is faster to drive your own car (or take a cab) to a theme park than it is to take a resort bus. The one exception to this is when traveling from a Disney Resort to Magic Kingdom. Buses go straight to the front of the park, but those in cars must park, walk or take a tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and then take a ferry or monorail to the front of the park.

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