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Disney World Information: What You Need to Know

Information on "what you need to know" before you go to Disney World - tickets, park hours, maps, arrangements for those with disabilities, and more!
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What Is the Weather Like at Disney World?
What is the weather like at Disney World? Mild temperatures prevail, but the summer months can bring scattered thunderstorms that can dampen your vacation.

Disney World Ticket Information
Ever wonder what's a "Park Hopper" or a "Fastpass?" All these questions about Walt Disney World Tickets are answered here, including a ticket glossary, prices, and where to purchase your tickets.

Disney's MyMagic+
Disney World is taking guest experience to a new level with MyMagic+ that offers personalized vacation planning from choosing resort hotels to reserving attractions, dining and entertainment.

Disney World's FastPass+
Get an overview of Disney World's new FastPass+ service that replaces the old FASTPASS effective January 2014.

Disney World Ticket Information
Disney World ticket information including ticket glossary, ticket prices, and where to purchase tickets.

Disney World MagicBands
Connect to all your Disney World vacation choices with MagicBand, a colorful wristband.

How to Stay Cool at Disney World
If you're at Disney World and Florida's summer temperatures have you wilting, what can you do? Try these tips to help you stay cool and comfortable.

What to do if your Child is Lost in Disney World
Guide to staying safe and keeping track of kids in Disney World, including tips on how to find a lost child quickly.

Disney Reservations: Book Online or Book By Phone?
When you book your Disney vacation, should you book online, or call in and speak with a travel representative? Here we point out the pros and cons of each method.

5 Essential Items to have when Booking your Disney Vacation
Ready to make your Disney vacation dreams a reality? Your next magical vacation is just a phone call away! While it is not difficult to book your trip to Disney World, there are a few things you should have on hand when you call.

Disney World Glossary of Terms
Booking a Disney vacation? Make sure you are up to date on all that Disney has to offer!

Disney World Online Check-In Service
New Disney World Online Check-In Service simplifies guest arrivals.

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Disney World Vacation
Want to enjoy all the magic of a Disney vacation without leaving your eco-friendly habits at home? Choose from these great places to stay, ways to travel and things to do to stay green in the Disney parks.

Disney's Environmentally Friendly World
Disney World's green efforts minimize its overall impact on the environment by effectively managing energy conservation and minimizing waste.

Road Trip: Driving to Disney World
A comprehensive guide to traveling to Disney by car, including kids travel tips and ideas.

Disney World Parking FAQ's
A comprehensive guide to parking during your Disney World vacation, including fee information and travel tips.

Disney World for Senior Adults
Tips for senior adults on surviving a trip to Disney World.

Directions to Walt Disney World
Get to Walt Disney World from anywhere - whether you're arriving by air, car, bus or train.

Pregnancy and Disney World Rides
Tips for enjoying Disney World rides during pregnancy, including tips on what to ride and what to pass on while pregnant.

Safety tips for your next Disney vacation
Keep the whole family safe, happy, and healthy on your next trip to Disney World.

Disney World's Extra Magic Hours Program
An overview of Disney's Extra Magic Hours program for resort guests including tips, warnings, and news about using this feature.

Visitor Guide for Special Arrangements
Custom travel arrangements for children, disabled visitors, the hearing impaired, and international visitors.

Disney Speaks International Language
Wireless technology and multilingual staff help limited English speaking guests.

Top 4 Places to Wait in Disney World
List of the best places to spend time waiting or resting while others ride in Disney World.

Disney World Park-by-Park Guides
These guides include links to printable park maps, hours, rental fees (strollers, lockers, wheelchairs, etc.), kennel availability, parking information and how to navigate between the parks - Disney's Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom.

Disney World Resort Monorail
The Disney World Resort Monorail is 14.7-miles of elevated trains servicing seven stations throughout two theme parks and several hotels.

Disney World's PhotoPass
Disney's PhotoPass service is an easy and convenient way for visitors to Disney World to capture memory-making moments and view them once they return home.

Using Disney World's PhotoPass
Ideas on how to get the most out of Disney's complimentary Photopass service, including tips for getting great pictures and saving money on prints.

Family Portraits at Disney World
Everything you need to know about getting a family portrait on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

Getting Around Disney World
A park-by-park guide to hours, parking, and getting around the parks at Walt Disney World.

Taking Pets to Disney World
Animal lovers don't have to leave the family pet home when visiting Disney World. The Disney World Kennel Club offers boarding opportunities for several types of animals across the property. In addition, camping along with your pet is welcomed at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

Lost and Found in Disney World
Lost something on your Disney vacation? Don't fret, just contact the helpful folks at Lost and Found.

4 Things To Do at Disney World on Your Birthday

Whether it is your first birthday or your ninety first, there is something magical about celebrating your special day at Disney World. While you can go all out and book an extravagant and fun party to celebrate your big day, you can find a lot of affordable ways to celebrate as well.

Tip: Let the cast member taking your resort, dining or spa reservation know you will be celebrating your birthday, birthday visitors are often treated to something special.

Top 5 Disney World Christmas Gift Ideas - Christmas Gifts from Disney World
If you are visiting Disney World in December , you may be able to get some of your holiday shopping done while on vacation. You may even be able to pick up a few special gifts for your fellow travelers, and hide them away in your luggage until you get home. Following are just a few of the fun items you can pick up in Disney World to share with...

Disney World Fall Travel Guide
Head to Disney World in the fall for great weather, low crowds and a Halloween bash that is fun for the whole family.

Monthly Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Disney World
Monthly index of Disney World tips to events, crowd levels, perks, tips, cautions and warnings.

Disney World Christmas: PhotoPass Gift Ideas
Great ideas for holiday photo gifts from Disney World, using the Photopass program.

Disney World Parade and Show Viewing Tips
Disney World offers some of the best parades you'll find anywhere, and you will enjoy the experience even more if you snag a great seat for the show. This list includes some of the best tips for viewing a street show or parade when you visit the Disney World theme parks.

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