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Ideal and short on time Disney World planning timelines   PREP049 from WDWPrepSchool.comThe time it takes to plan a Disney World trip is often a surprise to many first-timers. It is a more than a little strange to have to think about what you’re going to eat 6+ months ahead of time.

Today, I have an ideal Disney World planning timeline and what to do if you’re short on time.

I also have a quick tip to increase your chances of getting a FastPass+ to meet Anna and Elsa.

Ideal and short on time Disney World planning timelines   PREP049 from WDWPrepSchool.com

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Some of the worst Disney World advice Ive heard   PREP048 from WDWPrepSchool.comAnytime a mainstream media source tries to give advice on how to plan a Disney World trip, I cringe because I know they are going to mess it up.

Today, I have 5 bits of bad advice that I’ve heard a lot and some good advice that you can use instead.

I also have a quick tip on choosing FastPass+ reservations based on how fun the line is.

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What to expect each month at Disney World   PREP047 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney World varies a lot by month in terms of crowds, temperatures and special events so today, I’ve got info about every month of the year to help you decide when to go.

I also have a quick tip on the best source for accurate info from Disney.

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First timer interview with Jen   PREP046 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday is another interview with a first-time Disney World visitor named Jen who just returned from a 10 day trip to Disney World that was full of firsts for her family.

Hear what she planned, how she fit in a trip to the beach, what her husband said when he realized how much planning she’d done and see if her plans had to change once she got there.

I also have a quick tip of the day about choosing restaurants during your trip.

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Disney World dining tips   PREP045 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney World dining is one of the top categories of questions that I get daily so I’ve got answers to some of the most frequently asked questions as well as the best restaurants to choose whether you’re paying out-of-pocket or using the Disney Dining Plan.

I also have a quick tip about splitting your days when you’re staying at an on-site resort near 1 of the theme parks.

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My thoughts on Extra Magic Hours   PREP044 from WDWPrepSchool.comExtra Magic Hours are a perk of staying on-site in a Disney World resort but they might not always make sense for you. Today, I have info on the best use of Extra Magic Hours and situations where they make sense.

I also have a quick tip of the day on using microwaves at your on-site resort.

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Souvenir tips for Disney World trips   PREP043 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney puts gift shops at the exits to nearly all of their attractions, giving you endless opportunities to buy their stuff.

Today, I have tips for souvenir shopping to help you know when to buy and what to get.

I also have a quick tip on using Magical Express on a schedule that works for you.

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Getting your phone ready for your Disney World trip   PREP042 from WDWPrepSchool.comSmartphones are a huge part of most people’s Disney World trips but you don’t want to find yourself in a situation with a dead battery, no memory or without the right apps.

Today, I have tips for prepping your phone before your trip and a quick tip on saving money for your vacation.

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Maximizing your FastPass+ reservations − PREP041 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday, I have info on making the most of your FastPass+ reservations, including a quick reference chart that you can save to use later.

I also have a quick tip to help you save room on your phone for vacation pics.

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First timer   before and after her princess themed trip   PREP040 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday, I have a 2-part conversation that I had with a first-time visitor to Disney World who spent a year planning a princess-themed trip for her 4-year-old daughter.

I also have a quick tip about where to find good seats for most Disney World shows.

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Flying tips for your Disney World trip   PREP039 from WDWPrepSchool.comOur family flies a lot and we’ve picked up a lot of tips over the years. Today, I have info on booking your flights, things to pack at home before you head to the airport, how things work at the airport, in-flight tips and some info on navigating the Orlando International Airport.

I also have a quick tip to help make it easier for you to find things as you travel.

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How I came to start WDWPrepSchool.com   PREP038 from WDWPrepSchool.comTwo years ago, my husband asked what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day and I said I wanted to launch a Disney World website.

In this podcast, I talk about how I came to finally start this site after years of wanting to do it.

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5 things I dont think are worth it on Disney World trips   PREP037 from WDWPrepSchool.comAlthough I tend to think most things are worth it at Disney World, there are a few I don’t think are worth doing and today I’ve got a list of 5 things that I won’t do on Disney World trips.

I’ve also got a quick tip of the day to help you decide if the Disney Dining Plan is worth it for you.

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How the new FastPass+ changes affect you   PREP036 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney has done it again: they’ve changed the rules on the FastPass+ system.

Today, I have info for you on how they will affect your plans, which FastPass+ reservations I suggest prioritizing and advice for people who want to park hop.

I also have a quick tip of the day about how to make it easier to make FastPass+ reservations when you’re traveling with a group.

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Q & A with a Disney travel agent   PREP035 from WDWPrepSchool.comWhat’s it like to work with a travel agent? Who do they think should use the Disney Dining Plan?

I have an interview today with my favorite agent, Cheryl Koren, where she gives her thoughts on that.

I also have a quick tip for on-site guests to make sure they get to make all of their dining reservations 180 days before their trip begins.

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