Things that don’t exist at Disney World anymore

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There are things that used to exist at Disney World that don't exist anymore.

You might be wondering why we'd bother to tell you.

Here's why:

  • info exists online about each of these things and you might think you still can
  • people ask us all the time how to do them
  • the search feature on this site is being used to look for those things, likely resulting in people wondering why there are no results. Now they'll find this article instead.

Side note: I'm not going back to the beginning of time to tell you everything that no longer exists so if you find yourself saying "I went to River Country in 1977. WHERE DID IT GO?" then you'll have to find another resource. This list goes back about 8 to 10 years.

Without further ado, here are the things you can no longer do at Disney World...

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Best Disney Dining Plan credit values for 2017

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The Disney Dining Plan (DDP) is an optional add-on that people staying in an on-site Disney World resort can get by booking one of these things:

  • A package (that includes a room and tickets) online or by calling Disney
  • A room-only reservation by calling Disney or have your agent add it
  • A DVC reservation

When you buy a Disney Dining Plan (DDP), you are pre-paying for your food and then using credits to get meals during your trip.

Let's take a look at the cost and see how to get the most out of the DDP for 2017.

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Disney World crowd calendar for the 2017-2018 school year

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Disney World crowd calendarPlanning to visit Disney World sometime between August 2017 and July 2018?

I've got a Disney World crowd calendar of predicted crowd times based on school calendars of many of the biggest districts, holidays, runDisney races, and years of experience being in the parks at all times of the year.

Let's dive in...

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New Year’s Eve at Disney World

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Whether you have planned a Christmas trip that spans across New Year’s Day or you’ve decided you just want to ring in January 1st with Mickey, New Year's Eve at Disney World offers lots of options for both dining and entertainment.

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Guide to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for 2016

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(Article last updated: November 7, 2016)

The biggest event held during the holidays is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (MVMCP) which takes place on select evenings at Magic Kingdom in November and December. It features exclusive holiday entertainment, snow falling on Main St., and complimentary treats.

Let's dive into the details...

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About Extra Magic Hours at Disney World (and why I don’t usually suggest them)

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Extra Magic HoursExtra Magic Hours at Disney World are a perk available to people staying onsite at Disney World resorts, but I don't usually recommend them.

Here's an overview of how they work, who should use them, and what attractions are open during those times.

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Printable (and cute!) Disney World luggage tags

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Disney World luggage tagsOne of the most fun parts of planning a Disney World trip is all of the chances to get creative. In this post, I have some Disney World luggage tags you can print out and laminate for your trip.

Consider using them for your luggage as you fly, park bags, or anything else you can think of.

Let's take a look...

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Attractions at Disney World with height requirements

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Disney World height requirementsThough Disney World is intended to be enjoyed by the whole family, some attractions have height minimums to keep kids safe.

Here's an overview of the attractions with Disney World height requirements and how taller people in your group can still enjoy the attractions even if you have too-short-to-ride members in your party.

Let's dive in...

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Where to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World

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Where to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World(Article last updated: February 6, 2017)

If meeting Mickey is on your Disney World To Do List, you may not know that you have lots of different options of when and where to meet him (including one where he talks!). From traditional character meets to character meals, you can find the main mouse in all 4 parks and at several resorts.

Check out the list below to discover where to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World. Since not all encounters are the same, you might want to plan ahead to ensure you get the exact experience you want.

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100+ tips for your Disney World trip

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Since the beginning, the WDW Prep To Go podcast has featured Disney World tips at the end of every episode. Now you can find the best Disney World tips below, all divided into categories so that they they are easy to find.

From park touring to dining to resorts (plus more), you'll find 100+ different ideas to help you with your next Disney World trip.

Enjoy!

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