What is the accommodation like in Walt Disney World Resort?
There is a huge range of accommodation available at Walt Disney World Resort to suit all budgets and tastes. There are three classes of accommodation: Value – affordable comfort and convenience for families on the go. Moderate – the perfect combination of themed accommodation and great value for money. Deluxe – excellently themed properties with great dining options and amenities. Each category has different benefits and facilities to best suit you.
What is the best way to get around in Walt Disney World Resort?
Walt Disney World Resort is much bigger than you first imagine, at a massive 47 square miles it is essential that there is a good transportation network to get you from your Hotel to attractions and back again! You could use the whole network of complimentary transport when staying on-site, starting with the free Magical Express shuttle service from Orlando International Airport to your Disney Resort Hotel. Then take full advantage of the monorail, boats and buses to get around from early morning to late at night. If you would like to explore Florida further, we would recommend hiring a car so you can do so at your leisure.
How does the Disney FastPass+ system work at Walt Disney World Resort?
As part of your Disney Tickets, you will receive Disney FastPass+ – you do not need to book this, but it is encouraged, especially if you’d like to reserve a time for the most popular attractions and Character meet and greets. The most popular attractions can get very busy, so to avoid waiting in long lines, book a Disney FastPass+ in advance. This means you can save time and do more at the Parks. When staying at a Disney Resort Hotel, you can start booking your Disney FastPass+ selections 60 days before you arrive, and for off-site guests, you can start booking your selections 30 days before you arrive. You get 3 Disney FastPass+ selections per day, a key tip is to book them for the morning, then you can re-book three more in the afternoon on the day. A trip to Walt Disney World Resort will be more successful when you have planned what you want to see and do before you arrive, helping you to make the most of your time there. Using Disney FastPass+ and making selections in advance will help you to plan your time and help you to see and do everything that you want to.
What special events are there in Walt Disney World Resort?
With great weather year-round, it is always a good time to go to Walt Disney World Resort, but it’s worth noting that travelling around the holidays, e.g. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are peak times due to school holidays in both the UK and US. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are fun and festive celebrations to attend, Tickets are available in addition to usual Park admission to purchase online. However, Christmas Fireworks and Parades are included in general park admission. Epcot also hosts many festivals at the World Showcase throughout the year, including International Food & Wine Festival and International Flower & Garden Festival.
Do any of the rides at Walt Disney World Resort have specific height requirements?
Yes, there are some rides and attractions that have minimum height requirements for safety reasons. All the attractions within the Parks are clearly signposted detailing height requirements, health and safety advice and accessibility guidelines. But before you go, you can find all restrictions detailed on the individual attraction pages at Disneyworld.com.
Can the restaurants and Hotels at Walt Disney World Resort accommodate guests with food allergies?
Many of the Resort restaurants now offer menus to suit your special requirements, from food allergies and intolerances to kosher meals or vegetarian options. Restaurant menus are available to view online for all Walt Disney World Resort table-service and quick service restaurants before you go, so when making a reservation be sure to explain your individual dietary needs.
Whilst away, ensure you make the waiters aware of your allergies/intolerances when you are seated so they can discuss the menu options available to you.
If you choose a buffet restaurant whilst in Walt Disney World Resort then you should speak to the manager or the chef on arrival who will be able to walk you through the buffet to explain what can be eaten based on your specific requirements.