Disney World is known as the Happiest Place on Earth, and has been a favorite destination for kids, kids at heart and those who want to escape everyday life for decades. People can get caught up in the magic, meet their favorite characters and experience happiness and joy in a way that helps some forget about the dreariness of the real world, if only for a little while.
But, two years after the COVID pandemic’s start, Disney has been making some big changes, while trying its best to keep the magic alive. That said, its not without its challenges and upsides.Read More »
Pros of Visiting Disney World
#1: It is a Fun Escape for Multiple Ages
There are fewer and fewer destinations that the whole family can enjoy. There are rides, shows and more that will appeal to multiple age groups, and that is part of the appeal. Little ones can wave to characters and watch parades while adults can try unique food and drinks and take in the atmosphere. The options for fun know no bounds.
#2: It is Possible to Stay in the Magic
Yes, even Disney Resorts are character themed! Make your Disney experience a complete one as you see, dine and stay in the world of Disney and see everything from whimsical touches to tributes to classic films of the past. Hotel costs are broken down by tiers, and there are Value up through Deluxe accommodation options.
#3: An Escape from the Everyday
After the past couple years, people want to have some fun and spread joy. By embracing the Disney bubble, people can experience a truly immersive vacation in which worries can subside, if only for a few days. It is easy to get caught up in themed lands, immersive experiences and things being themed to a T.
#4: New Attractions
From Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad to Galaxy’s Edge and Rise of the Resistance, Disney has been coming out with new ways to wow guests, from rides to dining (everything from a fancy steakhouse to a BBQ joint now exist). Those who have not been in awhile will be wowed at the work that has been done to make the Disney World trip even more immersive. Technology, coupled with some good Disney magic, are all it takes.
#5: Festival Fun
Springtime to the middle of Summer is the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival. Topiaries featuring Disney characters, special food and drinks and themed areas, such as a butterfly pavilion, are available for guests to check out and enjoy. While EPCOT hosts events and festivals throughout the year, there is nothing quite like welcoming the colorful blooms of Spring.
Cons of Visiting Disney World
#1: It is Getting More Expensive
As you may have seen in the news, the cost of spending time with your Disney friends is going up. The price of admission, along with merchandise, food and other extras, such as the Disney Genie ride reservation system, are increasing rapidly, and all those add-ons are just more money that makes an already expensive experience out of reach for some.
#2: More Crowds
You are not the only one who wants to visit Disney after a long time away. With crowds comes more trash, potentially heated conversations and just more people trying to get to the same destination as you. This is something of which to recognize and be mindful, especially if having a calm and relaxing experience is a must for you and your fellow travelers.
#3: It is Hot
Florida in the Spring and Summer is next-level hot, not to mention humid! One minute, there may be a thunderstorm, but the next could lead to feeling beyond warm and sticky. If you go, bring lightweight clothes, comfortable shoes, plenty of water and a good hat and sunglasses. Take breaks inside if you need to.
#4: Different Processes
From using Disney Genie to FastPasses being no longer, if it has been a long time since your last visit, brush up on all you need to know via a guidebook or websites beforehand. Get used to the technology, and know what to expect, from making reservations online to ordering via touch pad or mobile.
#5: The Experience Will Not Be the Same
Since the world has been forever changed, the experience during your Disney stay will be different than before. But you can still have a memorable and fun trip—just prepare to manage your expectations and give yourself (and others) grace. Everyone is trying their best to have a memorable experience or create that for others. Disney magic will always exist, just in different ways, so you need to decide if rising crowds and prices, coupled with advanced systems, makes that worth it for you.
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