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How to have a frictionless Disney World trip – PREP205

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Links/notes mentioned in this episode

  • Airport

    • Global Entry might be worth it
    • Some credit cards refund the amount
    • If 1 person gets it, often the others in the travel group will get it as well. Kids 12 and under can go through line w/adult who has it.
    • Use Lyft or private driver to get to WDW

    Stay in hotel with easiest commute

    • Boardwalk hotels or Contemporary
    • Pop Century otherwise


    • Walk if you can
    • Take Lyft/Minnie Van to cut down transport times


    • Eat near where you’ll be
    • Dine at good restaurants that aren’t the hardest reservations to get. The Wave, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Tutto Italia.
    • To avoid being stuck to ADRs, make them last minute and/or eat Quick Service


    Return home

Quick tip of the day

Via Sarah on Instagram:
When considering Park Hopping, look in the My Disney Experience app for the park with the most available FastPasses.

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