Walt Disney World FAQ’s

We want to answer any Disney questions that you may have! If you have any questions, please let us know, and we will make sure that they are answered on our page!

mickeys christmas1. When is the best time of year to go to Walt Disney World?       That all depends on what you are looking for! The least crowded times of year are November (except for Thanksgiving), January and February. Crowds will be less, but the weather is also cooler so if you are looking to go swimming or to Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach, you may be out of luck (unless you can handle cold and water together). The most crowded time of year is around Easter weekend, Thanksgiving weekend, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Summers are crowded and hot, but the parks are opened longer so you will have more time to spend in the parks. There are also numerous events throughout the year, such as Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, Epcot Food and Wine Festival and Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. As you can see, there is no one answer on when is the best time to go. There will always be a best time for YOU that may not be the best time for someone else. For more information on when is the right time for you, contact Magical Mousecapades!

2.  What types of resort hotels will I find at Walt Disney World?  There are more than 20 themed resort hotels on the Walt beach club Disney World Resort grounds. Disney is making it easier for families with different budgets to plan a Disney World vacation. Disney Value Resorts offer the fun and magic of staying on Disney grounds but at a lower price. Rates start at $82 a night and vary depending on the season you choose to go. These family-friendly Resorts offer fun and whimsical architecture and decor, cool pools and informal food court dining. Moderate Resorts  offer uniquely themed environments inspired by places near and far. They’re the perfect combination of value and amenities. These Resorts feature incredible pools with fun slides, sit-down restaurants as well as food court dining and on-site recreation. Moderate resort rates start at $145 per night. Disney Deluxe Resorts offer the highest level of quality, convenience and personalized service set in captivating surroundings with full amenities. These Resort Hotels offer spacious rooms and suites, world-renowned fine dining, enchanting pools with playful water slides and on-site recreation.  Deluxe Rates start at $215 per night. And lastly, Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts offer spacious multi-room accommodations and flexible room arrangements. Most offer fully-equipped kitchens/kitchenettes. These Resorts help larger or extended families and traveling groups feel right at home. These resorts start at $279 per night.

magical express3.  Do I need to rent a car while I am at Walt Disney World?  This depends on what you would like to do while you are there. If you are planning on going to Universal Studios or Sea World or spend a lot of time outside of the Disney parks/property, then you would probably want to rent a car. If you are planning on staying on Disney property your entire visit, there is absolutely no need for you to rent a car! Disney has an excellent transportation system of buses, monorails, boats and more.  One of the best advantages of staying on-site at a Disney hotel is Disney’s Magical Express.  Your Disney magic will start as soon as you check your bags at your airport! No need to go to baggage claims in Orlando- Disney will get them for you and bring them to your resort room! All you do is check-in at Disney’s Magical Express desk and get on your bus to your resort! When it’s time to go home, simply check your bags at your resort (with participating airlines), and you won’t see your bags again until you are back at your home airport! Disney’s Magical Express does it all!

4.  What types of tickets are available for Walt Disney World?  Disney does its best to make sure that your vacation is YOURK4-15  vacation so you are able to choose the options you want for tickets! You are able to get a Base Ticket from 1-10 days. Base tickets allow you to enter one theme park (not including water parks) per day. You can choose to go to the same park every day or you can go to a different theme park each day. You just can’t go to more than one theme park on any given day. A Park Hopper allow you to go to as many theme parks per day as you would like (again, theme parks excluded). This option is great if you would like to go to one park in the morning and another one in the afternoon. This option is an additional $52.00 ($55.38 with tax) more per person (on top of the base ticket price) for any length of ticket. The Waterparks, Fun and More Option provides admissions to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, DisneyQuest, Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, or a round of golf at Oak Trail (advance reservations required). Extra cost on top of the base-price ticket is a flat rate of $52.00 ($55.38 with tax). You get a set number of admissions to the Water Park Fun & More attractions, depending on the length of the ticket you buy. You can add both the Park Hopper and the Waterparks, Fun and More Option for a flat rate of $104 ($110.76 with tax). Disney also offers the No Expiration option. Typical Disney tickets expire 14 days after their 1st use. With this option, tickets never expire. The rates on this option depend on how many days you have tickets for, and it must be added for all days. Contact Magical Mousecapades with questions on what is right for your family!

dining at akl5.  What are the different dining plans and what do they consist of?  Disney has established different dining plans to meet all budgets! This is another facet of the Magic Your Way package.  The Deluxe Dining Plan consists of three meals per person per day, either table service or counter service, two snacks per person per day, and a refillable resort mug per person. The counter-service meals consist of an entree, a dessert and one drink or a combo meal with drink. A table-service meal includes an appetizer, an entree, a dessert, and one drink, or a full buffet. Snacks include, but aren’t limited to, an ice cream bar, popcorn, milk, bottle of soda or water and more.  The Standard Dining Plan (the most popular plan) includes one counter-service meal (one entree, one dessert and one drink or a combo meal), one table-service meal (one entree, one dessert, and one drink or a full buffet), and one snack per person per day. The Quick Service Dining Plan includes two counter-service meals per person per day, two snacks per person per day, and a resort refillable mug for each person. Drinks on all plans must be non-alcoholic. You can still buy any alcoholic drinks available, but they’re not included in the plans. There are more than 100 Disney restaurants that are included in the plan. You don’t have to use your meals in any particular order or on any particular days. You use them when you want to!

6.  What is Extra Magic Hours?  Extra Magic Hours is a benefit extended ONLY to Disney resort guests. EMH allows you to enter select parks on certain days an hour ahead of other guests and to stay at other parks for up to three hours past closing time. You will be in the parks with a slightly smaller crowd, and you’ll get to ride your favorite rides one or more times or see those favorite shows again! Please note, though, that not all attractions are open. Contact Magical Mousecapades for details on what attractions will be open!



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  1. This is great information. Thanks for doing all the research and posting this!

  2. wow !Thank you for this post. You should be on the offial site with this info.Great stuff!

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