¿Vas a ir pronto a Disney? Estas son las cosas que descubrí durante mi visita. ¡Estoy segura de que te ayudarán en tu planeación!
¡Hola! No importa si tienes 5 años, 25 o 45… Disney World siempre será uno de esos lugares que encantan y que son imposibles de olvidar. Puede que sea tu primera vez aquí o la tercera pero estoy segura de que vas a coincidir conmigo cuando digo que siempre hay algo nuevo sobre juegos, espectáculos, cenas y shopping. Cuando era chica, Disney era el lugar al que mis hermanos y yo siempre pedíamos ir –mis papás nos llevaron como 7 veces jaja– pero hace como 20 años que no venía. Qué rápido pasa el tiempo, ¿no? Estos días estuve extremadamente feliz descubriendo cosas nuevas en Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios y Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. Por eso, hoy me gustaría compartirte algunos consejos para para disfrutar al máximo cada segundo en el «lugar más feliz del mundo”.
Hi! It doesn’t matter if you’re 5, 25 or 45 years old … Disney World will always be one of those places that are impossible to forget. It may be your first time here or maybe the third time but I’m sure that you’ll agree with me when I say that there’s always something new in terms of rollercoasters, shows, restaurants and stores in Disney World. When I was a little girl, Disney was the place my brothers and I always wanted to go (my parents took us like 7 times haha) but I haven’t been here since before 2000. Time flies, right? These days I was extremely happy discovering new things in Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park. So… Today I would like to share some tips to make the most of every second at «the happiest place on earth».
Calcula el tiempo que te tomará recorrer cada parque.
How much time it will take you to visit each park?
The best thing to do is dedicate a full day to get to know each park (or maybe two) and be sure which attractions you’ll like to visit beforehand. Time depends on the type of trip that you plan. If you aren’t a big fan of Disney but you are there because it is one of the places you should go at least «once in a lifetime», give yourself at least 6 or 7 days to go and enjoy everything.
Llega temprano y desayuna dentro de los parques.
Arrive early and eat breakfast inside.
If you search on Google tips to skip lines like ‘Avatar Flight of Passage’ (I loved it!), you will probably find that the most effective way is to buy a FastPass +. This is a good option, but another way to be the first in line is to go directly to the main attractions after having breakfast at one of the restaurants inside –Tusker House in Animal Kingdom is one of my favorites–.
Haz una lista con los juegos a los que te gustaría ir primero.
Make a list of the attractions you would like to go to first.
Having a simple itinerary is important to avoid crowds and long lines. To achieve this, try to make a basic guide with the attractions in each park. Some of my favorite games are:
‘Space Mountain’, ‘Seven Dwarfs Mine Train’, ‘Toy Story Land’, ‘Toy Story Mania’, ‘Big Thunder Mountain Railroad’, ‘Splash Mountain’, ‘Rock’ n ‘Roller Coaster’, ‘The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ‘,’ Pirates of The Caribbean ‘,’ Avatar Flight of Passage ‘,’ It’s A Small World ‘,’ Soarin ‘,’ The Mad Tea Party ‘,’ Haunted Mansion ‘,’ Kilimanjaro Safaris’, ‘Expedition Everest’ and ‘Slinky Dog Dash’.
Si vas a usar FastPass+, reserva desde antes.
Book your FastPass+ reservations early.
Yes, both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts have WiFi. You can use the «Disney-Guest» network without a password and without paying anything extra.
Usa la app.
Download the app.
By downloading the My Disney Experience app you can do many fun things like buying your snacks while you are training for a game and picking it up without having to wait in crowded places like ‘Casey’s Corner’ in Magic Kingdom. Are you on a diet? Another good way not to lose a single minute is to pack your own healthy snacks and a bottle of water.
Camina entre los parques para ganar tiempo.
Walk between the parks to save time.
Depending on the hotel where you decide to stay, several times «we waste time» when going from one park to another. One of the best ways to avoid crowds on buses and make the most of your time is to go to Hollywood Studios and Epcot on the same day, for example. These two parks are connected through the Disney boardwalk and a short walkway.
Gánate tu lugar (literalmente) en algunos de los juegos más populares.
Win a ride (literally) in one of the most popular attractions.
One of the favorites of the whole family is Pirates of The Caribbean and it is a fact that is always crowded. Instead of dealing with long lines, you can go on the treasure hunt to ‘A Pirates Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas’. The best part? They usually give special passes to you and everyone in your party.
Quédate en Magic Kingdom hasta la hora que cierre.
Stay in Magic Kingdom until it closes.
Disney always has some magic to surprise us all like Cinderella’s Kiss Goodnight. This good night kiss appears on the Cinderella Castle for 2 minutes and is repeated every 30 minutes after the park closes. The best farewell!
¿A qué hora, dónde y cuándo es el espectáculo de fuegos artificiales?
What time and where you can watch the fireworks?
Every day at 9 pm you can watch this amazing colorful show, lights and sounds that are like a tribute to the animated Disney movies. This was certainly one of my favorite moments of the trip. I loved to see how Cinderella Castle becomes part of the story and magically transformed through the latest technology projections. The show lasts 18 minutes, the best place to watch it is in the square in front of the castle. After this you’ll witness ‘Once Upon a Time’ which is a story that tells moments of stories and movies like ‘Cinderella’, ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘Frozen’ that begin with the classic phrase: «Once upon a time».
If you’re not at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios also has a ‘Star Wars’ projection show with dynamic lighting, laser and pyrotechnics at 9:30 pm.
¿Tienes ganas de un drink o de ir de shopping?
Do you feel like having a drink or going shopping?
In Disney Springs you can find amazing places to dine, have a drink or make last minute shopping. If you take the bus before 4pm, take the one that goes to Saratoga Springs at the Congress Park stop.
¡Conoce a ‘La Bestia’!
Meet ‘The Beast’!
The only place where you will find The Beast from the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is in the restaurant ‘Be Our Guest’ in Magic Kingdom, the other time you’ll find him is at the anual Christmas parade. The key to find a table there is to make a reservation earlier.
Ve al lugar indicado para ver a Mickey, Minnie y más.
Go to the right place to find Mickey, Minnie and more…
Years ago when I went to Disney for the first time I remember that to meet the main characters all you had to do was go to a place and make a line for a few minutes so you could take a picture and get an autograph. Well, now times have changed and finding them requires a FastPass + or a lot of patience. To ensure you leave Disney World with an autograph and a photo with your favorite character, make a reservation at one of the restaurants that have dinner with characters like ‘Cinderella’s Royal Table’ or ‘Tusker House’.