The Disney World Annual Pass is a widely discussed topic among Disney fans and planners alike. The AP (as it’s often called) offers one full calendar year’s worth of entry to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks along with a variety of other in-park discounts and perks.
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Much like in other areas of the world, the changing of seasons at the Disney Parks can be quite magical, though you don’t see the changing leaves or feel a cool breeze in the evening air. No, something even better happens at Disney during the fall months, and it’s nothing short than amazing. Let’s dive into some of our favorite moments and memories to see all the things we love about Disney in the fall.
It can be a bit of a bummer to get caught in the rain at Disney World, but it’s bound to happen. During Central Florida’s lengthy monsoon season, the rains come every day without fail, but it doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying time at the resort both in and out of the parks. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Disney World when it rains.
The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is a pre-paid package that allows you a certain amount of meals and snacks throughout your vacation and is available only to Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests. There are several package options that can become a bit confusing. See this simple guide to the Disney Dining Plan here.
Animal Kingdom is such an interesting park. It’s not quite in the state of flux that Hollywood Studios is experiencing, but it is on the precipice of new attractions, lands, and shows, making it a much different park than it has been in the past. Unaffectionately dubbed the “Half Day Park,” Animal Kingdom has tons of imagineered elements that make it a true full day park, but are often overlooked or mistakenly pushed aside as glorified zoo exhibits.
Creating an itinerary for Hollywood Studios right now is a bit challenging. The park is currently undergoing some major construction with the upcoming additions of Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land. It’s also gone through several closures in the past year, and as a result, the park is experiencing some growing pains. Even though I expect it to be pretty awesome in a few years, it’s sort of a weird time to visit Hollywood Studios right now.
Epcot is such an amazing theme park, but when I think about trying to tackle the entire place in one day, it’s pretty overwhelming. Despite its massive size, doing the park in one day can be done with the right mentality. Epcot’s two very distinct “lands,” Future World and The World Showcase are both large in physical size as well as the number of attractions they hold, and in order to have a successful day at the park, you must approach it knowing that you won’t be able to do everything. With that said, proper planning and using the park’s layout to your advantage can help you see as much as possible in your Epcot day without wanting to rip your hair out!