Although 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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5 things I don’t think are worth it
- Epcot Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
- FastPass+ for Fantasmic
- Be Our Guest for dinner
- Cheap ponchos
- Concierge or club-level rooms
Links mentioned in this episode
- Preparing for a Disney World trip at The Dollar Tree
- Be Our Guest FastPass+ for lunch (you’ll need your 12-digit numeric hotel confirmation number which is often found on the MagicBand page in your My Disney Experience account and on Magical Express luggage tags) – Be Our Guest Lunch
Quick tip of the day
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Wednesday 2nd of December 2015
I agree on the majority of these, but my husband and I would both completely disagree with you about BOG. We went for Dinner and loved the ambiance, it was an incredibly romantic environment for the two of us, plus it's my favorite Disney movie, so feeling like I'm on the set of the movie is the most incredible feeling! This past trip, my husband and I went to BOG for lunch and felt completely awful about it. We hated every part of the meal, except the actual food. Kids were running around like it was a playground. We had high hopes for this meal since we had enjoyed it so much for dinner, but it was a complete disappointment. Thanks for sharing all the other stuff, it made me think twice about getting fastpasses for fantasmic! :D
Monday 30th of November 2015
I loved BoG for dinner but I thought breakfast was a mess. I would do it again and recommend it; it was a nice fancyish meal for 1 dining credit with nice ambiance. we sat in the rose room and I don't htink I would have liked the big ballroom as much. It seemed noisy and more cafeteria-like. Concierge level doesn't appeal to me but it depends on how you travel. I agree about Illuminations but our cheap ponchos saved our bacon the whole week, lol. Great podcast as always.
Wednesday 25th of March 2015
I'm sad. BoG isn't doing the lunch fastpass+ anymore. It ended Feb. 24th 2015. Thanks for all of the great information. We're going in September and super excited!
Wednesday 8th of April 2015
It's not FP+, but I made a lunch reservation for Be Our Guest in September.
Monday 8th of December 2014
Shannon, re: club level...I'm considering split stay for club level - where we would just do one or two nights at club level during our stay on resort days, days we would be spending at the resort relaxing - do you think it would be silly to switch rooms twice, just for club level benefits on our resort days?
Tuesday 28th of October 2014
I have to say I disagree with you on Club level as well. I think its all about the who and the how you do disney. The last 3 years we have had 1 or 2 under 3 and my 70 year old mother with us. We always do deluxe dinning and that means that neither of our boys were covered. I also happen to be a water snob and only drink bottled water. So between 2 apples a day for my older son, goldfish, cheerios to take with us, bottles of Evian to fill our water bottles with and some in or room for us, beer to take to the pool or have at night, a glass of wine or 2 or 3 for my mother who likes her wine, plus snacks for us when we desire and unbeatable customer service. I really is worth it for us. Its just about knowing how you like to vacation.
Friday 19th of February 2016
I couldn't agree with you more. Club levels at Disney are fantastic! My husband and I especially like the regatta club at the Yacht Club. It's so nice to know that breakfast is pretty much handled entirely and that there will be snacks all throughout the day. If you drink alcohol, it's completely worth it, too. It's also nice to know that the staff will go above and beyond to get hard-to-find dining reservations -- even at the last minute.