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The Ultimate Family Vacation at Disney World

Everyone loves Disney... I know I do. Disney has a way of bringing the Magic out for everyone, and if you have a little one like me, you’ll be going there soon enough.

Here are three tips for optimizing your time at “the Greatest Place on Earth,” without pulling out your hair:

Stay on Property

I know Disney Resorts can be a little pricier than other accommodations, but for good reason. You get complimentary transportation, extra magic hours in the parks, the convenience of Magic Bands and even Disney Dining Plans.

As a resort guest, you’ll also get advanced access to book FastPass+ reservations so you’ll be able to snag rides like Frozen Ever After, Toy Story Mania, Avatar Flight of Passage and Peter Pan’s Flight which are notoriously popular rides with long waits.Time-saving benefits aside, the Disney Resorts are simply the most magical. You and your kids will be riding that Disney high throughout your entire stay.

Walt Disney World Resorts offers accommodations to fit every price point. A beautiful resort like the Grand Floridian will make your vacation feel like a dream with the orchestra playing in the stunning lobby and the fancy turn down service each afternoon. However, value resorts like All-Star Sports Resort are wonderful options, too!

Hit the Best Rides

Use your FastPass+ reservations wisely by choosing popular rides like Star Wars Rise of the Resistance in the all new land Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge located at Disney's Hollywood Studios or Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora - The World of Avatar located at Animal Kingdom. If you can't reserve them with FastPass+, arrive at the parks right at opening time and make a dash for the rides you want to experience for a shorter wait time.

If you haven’t been to Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studies, make it a top priority in your FastPass+ strategy. Even my 5-year-old could ride the new Slinky Dog Dash coaster and couldn’t stop raving about it afterward. Kids will also love the Alien Swirling Saucers ride and the friendly competition inspired by Toy Story Mania.

VIP Tour

Before you begin planning every detail of your time in the Disney parks, I would encourage you to look into the Disney VIP Tour. Basically, you have a VIP Guide with you for the duration of your tour that acts as your human fast pass. Honestly, though, the VIP Tour is so much more than getting on your favorite rides as efficiently as possible (though that’s pretty cool).

Your guide knows the parks inside and out and will customize your day to include everything you want to experience and more. If you have a park hopper pass, that even includes private transportation between parks.

They will share insider information with you, welcome you with snacks and cold water, push your strollers, befriend your kids, get you VIP seating for parades and generally make your life magical for a day. By the end of our tour, our guide truly felt like an honorary member of our family.

The VIP Tour is perfect for families who want to experience as much as possible in the shortest amount of time, families with young kids who can’t handle long queues and families that don’t have time to plan every detail of every day but still want a magical trip.

Are you ready to start planning your magical vacation? Well Twin Gemini's Travel Agency is here to help you with all your planning needs. Contact me today at or go to to get started.

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