DFB Video: 9 Rookie Mistakes Not to Make in Disney World

Hope your week is off to a great start! We’re back with another DFB Video, and we’re sharing 9 Rookie Mistakes to avoid in Disney World!

Cinderella Castle

Cinderella Castle

If you’re planning your first Disney World vacation, we think we’ve got some tips that will help you save some time and money to make the most of your trip. We’ve also included some ideas that you may not consider when making your vacation plans. But even if you’ve planned many a Disney World vacation, we’d love it if you would check out this video, too, then chime in with your top tip for Disney World vacation planning!

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So check out the video and then let us know: What’s something you wish you had known before your first Disney World vacation? 


  1. Essie says

    I’m certainly no WDW rookie, but it is amazing just how many guests make these mistakes and they aren’t always first timers!

  2. Terri says

    1. Don’t make two table reservations too close together. You won’t be hungry for the second one.
    2. Don’t make FASTPASS reservations for Splash Mountain or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad between 1:00 and 3:30. It frequently rains in the afternoon and these rides will close in extreme rain and lightning.
    3. Drink lots of water throughout the day so you don’t get dehydrated or heat stroke.
    4. Reapply sunscreen every couple of hours. You will sweat the morning application off.

  3. Nicole wells says

    I totally get wanting to have down time and not over scheduling, but when you are paying $5k for a week at Disney and still don’t have enough time to do it all, a day at the pool is not a luxury most of us can afford! Especially for normal people who will most likely only get to go once in their lifetime.

  4. Danielle says

    We enjoy Disney Food Blog, but wholeheartedly disagree with the recommendation to bring a stroller for kids between 4-7. It’s usually my number recommendation to NOT take a stroller (unless you are brining a very young child along with older sibs, etc.) It takes so much extra time and walking to park those strollers in designated locations and then return to retrieve them. It also makes navigation through crowds more difficult and dangerous. We took three kids on our first trip with the youngest being 5. We ditched the stroller on the first day realizing that it was almost dangerous to have in the crowds and not worth the extra time. It was a 10 day trip with visits to a park 7 of those days. She exclaimed one night, ” I could walk all night!” If you have children far apart in age, then you may need one, but if your YOUNGEST is at least 5— DON”T go to Disney if you think your child can’t handle the walking yet.

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