Don’t Make These Top 8 Walt Disney World Mistakes

Feb 2, 2023

Planning a trip to WDW takes a lot of thought and planning. That’s why you’re using a travel agent, right? Even with the best laid plans, one can encounter a bump or two along the way. Here are some common mistakes we see at the Most Magical Place on Earth:

Mistake #1 – No Reserved Meals

Be sure to reserve table service meals in advance. You’ll absolutely need to make a reservation for sit down meals 60 days prior to your arrival. And, beware … they go fast, especially signature and character experiences. This is where our services can come in handy!

Mistake #2 – Not Mobile Ordering

Not using mobile order. If quick service dining is preferred, we encourage you to order using your device in advance. Payment via this method is contactless and all you have to do is pick up your order and go.


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Mistake #3 – Not Budgeting in Advance.

This is especially true for food and merchandise. Scope out menus ahead of time and don’t impulse purchase. Try to go in with a PLAN and a budget and stick to it. If you’re concerned, we can help you with a rough estimate for purchases outside of your package.

Mistake 4 – Overpacking.

You don’t need four pairs of shoes and two pairs of Mickey ears per day! Make and stick to a packing list, but don’t forget essentials! Sure, you can find them on property, but at a premium.

Mistake 5 – Overplanning.

Prioritize your parks and attractions, but don’t pen anything in. Variables like weather and crowds could quickly derail a day that has been booked down to the minute. Be sure to plan for breaks with all of that walking! You’ll want Genie+ to utilize the Lightning Lanes but even that will have to wait to be scheduled until your park day.

Mistake 6 – Ignoring the Forecast.

Monitor the weather in Orlando prior to departure and adjust accordingly. Likely rain gear will be needed for summers, and a sweater, sweatshirt or jacket needed for cooler winter nights. Always pack some cheap ponchos! 

Mistake 7 – Visiting at the Wrong Time.

As a rule of thumb, holidays, school breaks, summer, and weekends will bring the crowds. If they’re too much for you and/or you prefer a more relaxed vibe, check out other times of the year. We definitely have our preferred sweet spots in the calendar year and are happy to share them with you.

Mistake 8 – Wearing the Wrong Shoes!

You should not purchase those cool new sneaks specifically for this trip. New shoes are culprits for a world of hurt, and band-aids. Stick with pairs that are broken in and comfy. Also, be sure to pack more than one pair in case they get wet and need a day to dry out.


There you go, the mistakes we see most often! We can help you avoid all of these and more. Reach out when you’re ready to plan your next trip to Walt Disney World. Remember to book well in advance, even six to nine months before travel!


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