Disney World has changed a lot over the last couple of years. In this episode, I discuss some of those changes so you know how to adjust plans for your trips.
I also have a quick tip about saving on the Swan/Dolphin.
These are notes from this episode. There’s much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.
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Links/notes mentioned in this episode
- Tomorrow Society podcast interview
- WDW Prep YouTube channel
- Summer crowds not as busy. (Watch my video on 5 reasons summer is a good time to go.)
- Hollywood Studios touring advice
- Arrive early
- Go to Toy Story Land first
- Sign up for Jedi Training after going to Toy Story Land
- Consider skipping pre-park opening breakfast reservations
- Get Hollywood Studios touring plans
- Watch my video on how to tour Hollywood Studios by lunch
- Animal Kingdom touring advice
- Similar to Hollywood Studios – arrive early, consider skipping early breakfast
- Get Animal Kingdom touring plans
- Disney Springs – so much to do there now
Quick tip of the day
Emailed from Ashleigh:
“I am a long-time podcast listener and was so excited to hear that you will be staying at the Dolphin during the same time that my husband and I will be at the Swan celebrating our anniversary in September! It made me think that I should share a tip on how we booked our room at the Swan for this trip. I was able to get a room there for $160/night using a Priceline Express Deal offer. This saved us $50 a night.
For anyone unfamiliar with that, Priceline offers significantly discounted rates on hotels without showing you the name of the hotel you are booking. Hotwire does this, as well. It is a risk, but I did some research and figured out that Disney hotels will be those described as being in the “Walt Disney World – Bonnet Creek” area. The Swan is the only one that is 4.5 stars so I knew that was what I would be getting. I also figured out that Disney hotels appear in these deals and you’ll know because a free airport shuttle is listed as an amenity. No other hotels in the “Walt Disney World – Bonnet creek area” offer free airport shuttles.
We really wanted to stay at the Yacht or Beach, but our trip was a last-minute idea for our anniversary and we needed to stay within a certain budget. This Priceline deal helped us do that while still getting something in the Boardwalk area near the Food & Wine Festival.”
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