No sensible grown-up starts a Disney World travel planning service. You have to be a bit of a Disney fanatic who just wants to help others have that same sense of wonder you feel every time you walk into a Disney theme park. That is our whole reason for even being in existence here at Build A Better Mouse Trip. We love Disney music, we see Disney movies, we firmly believe that a Mickey Mouse ice cream bar is superior to other ice cream bars, and we love the Disney theme parks and water parks. You can ride a rollercoaster anywhere but there are just a very few, very special places you can go to get the Enchanted Tiki-Bird song stuck in your head.
If you don’t have a mouse-eared zealot of your own, let us fill that void in life. We would love to be of service when you are looking for a little advice.
Do you wonder:
If Disney-MGM Studios’ Fantasmic will scare your six year old?
If the Princess meals at Cinderella’s Castle are worth two Magic Your Way dining plan credits when the other princess meal locations only require one?
If your seventy year old mother will enjoy Disney-MGM studios?
If Disney’s Magical Express (shuttle buses from Orlando International Airport) are convenient?
If there is any way to get from one Disney resort to another using Disney transportation?
If your sixteen year old son will enjoy Cirque du Soleil?
If there are any good counter-service restaurants at Magic Kingdom?
If a woman traveling alone is safe at Disney World?
If there is help available for WDW guests with disabilities?
Or anything else…
Send a message and we will do what we can to help you make the most of your Orlando, Florida vacation.
Important Tips for the
first time Disney guest
Time of year
The time of year has a significant impact on your vacation. Disney breaks the year up into different classes or grades. They roughly equate to crowd levels. This impacts your planning. The larger the crowds, the more difficult the dining and activity availability, as well as hotel cost and availability. If you are planning to visit Disney World while the kids are out of school on a break, chances are you will be in the top three crowd levels/seasons.
Value - Value season is historically the lowest crowd times. Disney lowers prices to attract guests and will often run some kind of promotion. Lately free dining has been the giveaway of choice to attract guests during hurricane season.
Regular - slightly higher crowd times than value, so slightly higher room costs.
Summer - Disney's Deluxe resorts do not have this as a season. Summer season is an interim season between regular and peak for value and moderate guests.
Peak - The parks can be very crowded during peak season with most desirable dining reservations long gone.
Holiday - THE MOST CROWDED times of year. The parks frequently close due to reaching capacity. Think Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
Day of the week
There are a number of things that affect your day-to-day itinerary selection. This includes Extra Magic Hours, Special Events, and other periodic activities that draw people to a secific park.
We want to see "everything"
Seeing "everything" on a single trip is not possible, given the number of options. Unless, of course, you can stay for weeks. Picking highlights and reasonable goals will help you avoid vacation exhaustion. Planning some down days for your overall itinerary is a good way to improve your resort experience.