Two Days at Walt Disney World



In January we had the chance to spend two days at Walt Disney World. We went during the week, after the Disney World Marathon. It was a good time to go because the parks were less crowded. The only downfall is that if you are planning to go in January it might be cold, so don't forget your mittens, scarves and warm coat at home!


Here are some tips if you only have two days to spend at Walt Disney World:

1- Buy your tickets in advance. I would also advise you to buy the park hopper option, that way you will be able to do more than one park in one day.



Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith


2- Plan your visit ahead of time and you'll be able to experience a lot more from Walt Disney World.  I usually make a list of the rides we want to do in the order that we want to do them. For our trip we started at Hollywood Studios, then we went to Animal Kingdom, and at the end of the afternoon we went to Epcot to spend the night, eat dinner at Marrakesh and watch Illuminations, Reflections of Earth. The food is very good at Epcot. My fav ride at Hollywood Studios is The Twilight Zone of Terror and my husband could ride the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith two times in a row. The Festival of the Lion King show at Animal Kingdom is not to be missed.

Muppets 4D, Hollywood Studios


3- Arrive early, especially if you are planning to visit Magic Kingdom and you are driving your car.  It involves taking a parking tram to the Transportation and Ticket Center and then you'll have to take the Ferry or Monorail. Then you need to plan time to get through security. It took us about an hour before we were inside the Magic Kingdom gates from the parking lot.


The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


4- I would advise you to plan a full day at Magic Kingdom. Two is even better. The lines are very long for rides like Pirates of the Caribbean, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It's a Small World, Space Mountain and Peter's Pan Flight. Expect to wait in line 60 to 120 minutes for the most popular rides. You may want to read about FastPass+ before your trip. At 3 pm don't miss the Festival of Fantasy Parade!


Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade


5- If you still have time at the end of your two days, I strongly recommend going to Disney Springs. They have great restaurants, shops, street performers, and shows like Cirque du Soleil. We went for dessert and had the Treasure Island Warm Brownie Sundae at Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop. It was to die for!

I'll be back with more tips this year. We had a magical time!


Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade




26 comments

  1. Great Tips, I am will be ready when I take my grandchildren

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  2. These pictures make me want to go back!! Loved your post!

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love to go back this year.

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  3. What wonderful photos! I am glad to hear you had such a great trip!

    It's been years since I have been to Disney; so it's great to see all the new changes and updates! Truly is a magical place :)

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    1. Thanks so much! We enjoyed our trip a lot, I already want to go back.

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  4. That is a lot of activities jammed into two days, but sounds like a lot of fun and well worth it, and plus with only two days you need to get in as much as you can!!

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    1. It needs good planning in order to see a lot in two days. We had a great time.

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  5. Two days! You did so much!!! I love your photos and would LOVE to run the Disney Marathon one day. :)

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. It was nice to see the people walking all over WDW with their medals.

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  6. I've never been to Disney World. Thanks for so many good tips. It sounds like it really helps to plan ahead of time.

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  7. I cannot wait till my girls get a little bit older so we can go there!! i think i would have more fun than the kids

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    1. We went with our 3 kids when they were teenagers and it was memorable.

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  8. Such great pictures! I would love to go back :)

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  9. It looks like fun. I wouldn't love the wait lines though.

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    1. Pick your fav rides and do them early in the morning to avoid very long lines.

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  10. I am amazed at how much they have expanded over the years, just amazing and the love and loyalty to their fans!!

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  11. We just did this, it was wonderful, both my grandchildren & big kids had a blast

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  12. In March of 2015 we 3 venturesome Canadians spent 6 wonderfully enchanted days at Disney...we range in age from 64 to 16..guess who had the most fun

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    1. WDW if for all ages, I'm sure you enjoyed every minute of Walt Disney!

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