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.
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.
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.
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!
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!