Walt Disney World Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of using RMH Travel, when booking my Walt Disney World Trip?
RMH Travel knows Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts inside out. When booking with RMH Travel, we get to know you, and are able to help you decide which resort, how long to go, and will give you a plan of action. We will work with you in planning the perfect Disney Vacation. We will remind you when to make your dining reservations, or we will make them for you. We will remind you when payments are do, we will be here every step of the way, helping you with any and all tasks. By the time you are ready to go, all your questions will be answered and you will know what to expect.
Our services are free and what is better than having an expert sounding board that is here to answer any question, even answer questions you didn't even know you might have. No question is too small or too big! For a detailed reason on why you should use RMH Travel click here.
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Are there any offers or discounts to Walt Disney World?
Disney offers select discounts throughout the year, and the deals are always different to see what the latest deals are clicking here Disney often offers the same deal around the same time, though there is no guarantee, RMH Travel has created a helpful spread sheet of when Disney has offered deals in the pass. To see this list click here.
Remember that if you want to go at a certain time, you should NOT wait until the deals come out. The reason is: If you want the best dining, or ride selections, then you should really think about booking your trip at least 6 months in advance, as dining options open 180s out from your travel date, and during certain times of the year, dining reservations are hard to get, and certain dining experiences are ALWAYS hard to get.
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What hotel should I stay at?
That is a hard general question to answer, there are several facts that come into play when choosing where to stay while visiting Walt Disney World. The major one is budget and family size. The Walt Disney World Company offers resorts ranging form value to Deluxe, there are MANY advantages to staying on property, and Walt Disney World makes it easy for most family to stay on property. Some of the advantages are:
* Make your dining reservations 180 days +10 days in advance (that +10 really helps during certain times of the year)
*Free magic bands for the family (see below for what is a magic band for more information)
* Make your fastpass+ selections 90 days in advance. (see below for more information about fastpass + system)
*Extra magic hours at the park (see below for what is EMH for more information)
*Free shuttle from the airport, plus free transportation to all the theme parks.
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What are the park hours? When is the best time to go?
Walt Disney World published their hours to their parks about 6 months in advance. The best times to go depends on what you are looking for. Ideally, you want to go when the weather is moderate and the crowds are low (January after New Year’s week to early February). Unfortunately, between vacation schedules and school-age kids, your options might be limited.
Some special events to be aware of:
Mid-March-May Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival
May/June Star Wars Weekends
October and November Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Mid-November-New Year's Holidays Around the World.
In addition, there are two special ticket parties at the Magic Kingdom-Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (various dates September - October) and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (November-December)
To see detail calendar of Walt Disney World Hours of Operations and Crowd Level, please check out our Disney calendar Section.
What is a Disney dining plan and how does it work?
Disney dining plans are convenient and flexible way to enjoy meals and snacks at many of the restaurants and food service locations at Walt Disney World Resort.
What Types of Dining Packages do they offer?
Quick Service Dining which includes 2 quick service meals & 1 snack per person per night, and a refillable mug to be used at Resorts quick service restaurant
Plus Dining which includes 1 table service, 1 quick service meal, & 2 snack per person per night and a refillable mug to be used at Resorts quick service restaurant
Deluxe Dining 3 meals & 2 snacks per person per night and a refillable mug to be used at Resorts quick service restaurant
What are Extend Theme park Hours-Extra Magic Hours (EMH)?
Extra Magic Hours offer a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy additional time in Walt Disney World parks-above and beyond the standard operating schedule-at no extra charge. This special perk is offered to Guest of select Walt Disney World Resorts hotels.
Each day, one of the 4 Walt Disney Parks offer Extra Magic Hours during select time of the year, and the 2 water parks in the summer months
How it Works:
To take advantage of extend park hours, simply visit the designated park at the designated time. Upon check-in at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, Guest will receive a schedule detailing when each park offers Extra Magic Hours, so you can be sure to plan your stay accordingly.
I have a disability that makes it hard to stand in long lines, can I still enjoy Walt Disney World?
Yes, Disney is very good at trying to accommodate all sorts of people, they have a program call Disability Access Service (DAS), to learn more about how that program works, please click here.
I am pregnant. Are there any attractions that I may be able to experience?
Yes. Walt Disney World Resort offers some shows and attractions that you may be able to experience. Please consult the signage posted at the attractions-which includes height requirements, health and safety advisories, and accessibility guidelines. Requirements and advisories are also listed on individual attraction pages on disneyworld.com
Can I bring my own food into theme parks?
Guests are allowed to bring food items-such as snacks or food that do not require heating-into Disney theme parks. You may bring a cooler without wheels into the park, to keep your items cold.
I have food allergies, can Disney accommodate my allergies?
Yes, Disney can help with special dietary requests, for a complete answer to your question, please check out our blog posting about doing Walt Disney World with Food Allergies.
What is the Memory Maker?
Image if your vacation magical moments were captured for you and available for digital download. The Memory Maker product does just that, preserving those special moments for you so you can relax and simply enjoy the fun of being with your family and friends in the most magical place on Earth.
FAQ about Memory Maker
How is the Momory Maker product different from Disney PhotoPass+?
While similar to Disney PhotoPass+, Memory Maker is 100 percent digital and allows unlimited downloads during the Memory Maker window (a period of 30 days from the date the first photo download or when Memory Maker is otherwise redeemed (whichever comes first)).
What happens to Disney PhotoPass+ now that Memory Maker is launching?
Disney PhotoPass+ will no longer be available for purchase, but, please note that all previous purchases of Disney PhotoPass+ will be fulfilled as normal.
How much does Memory Maker cost?
The advance purchase price for Memory Maker is $149. If Memory Maker is purchased at the advance purchase price, photos taken within three days from the date Memory Maker is purchased will not be included and must be purchased separately. To include photos taken beginning date of purchase, the price is $199.
Where can Guests purchase Memory Maker?
Memory Maker can be purchased in several different ways. It can be purchased separately or as part of a Magic Your Way room and ticket package through us, online at www.disneyworld.com and through the Walt Disney World Resort call center prior to arriving at Walt Disney World Resort. It may also be purchased separately at the $199 price only at select Theme Park, Resort hotel and Downtown Disney area merchandise locations. Please note, there is no commission or net pricing available for this product.
How is Memory Maker connected with MyMagic+?
Memory Maker is integrated with MyMagic+ using My Disney Experience. Guests will see photos that they've associated with their MagicBands, PhotoPass card or Memory Maker cards in their My Disney Experience accounts.
How do Guests collect photos with Memory Maker?
Memory Maker allows Guests to collect, view, download and share all of the Walt Disney World vacation photos linked to their My Disney Experience accounts: • When taking photos with a Disney PhotoPass Photographer, Guests will associate their photos by touching a MagicBand or Memory Maker card to a device that the photographer uses. • For attraction photos, the Memory Maker Guest will link the photos at the counter with the help of a Cast Member. • The Memory Maker Guest can also download photos from Family & Friend connections in My Disney Experience who choose to share photos with the Guest. • For each Memory Maker purchase, Guests can collect photos during a 30-day window that begins the date of the first photo download or the date Memory Maker is otherwise redeemed (whichever comes first).
What is a MagicBand?
MagicBands are secure all-in-one devices that allow you to effortlessly access the plans and vacation choices that you’ve made with My Disney Experience.
MagicBands are colorful, waterproof wristbands—resembling a watch or bracelet—that you can quickly and easily touch to a sensor called a touch point. Cards work in a similar fashion, but physically resemble a plastic credit card or driver’s license. Both MagicBands and cards allow you to travel lighter throughout your vacation. You can use your card or MagicBand to:
Unlock the door of your Disney Resort hotel room.
Enter theme and water parks (with valid admission).
Check in at FastPass+ entrances.
Connect Disney PhotoPass images to your account.
Charge food and merchandise purchases to your Disney Resort hotel room (only available during your hotel stay).
I am not staying on property, What advantages are there for me to buy the Magic Band?
The magic bands conveniently connect everyone in your party (family, and friends) together. It connects to your theme park tickets, dining reservations, FastPass+ selections, and memory maker. It is easier to tap a band then pull a ticket out when you have to go on a preselected FastPass+ ride or enter a theme park, and if you have the memory maker, it's easier for the photographers to scan your band then for you to have to find your memory card, and what if your party splits up? You only get one memory maker card but all the bands will be connected to the card.
What is Disney's FassPass+ Serivce?
Disney’s FastPass+ service, is a new service Disney is offering guest. It has replace their old FastPass system, and is still in the testing phase at this time. You can make FastPass+ selections for attractions and entertainment experiences before you even leave home-and make changes on the go! (You can only make selections before you go if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Hotel or are a annual pass holder) For the first time, you can even choose select firework and parade viewing areas, shows, Disney Characters meet and greet and quick-service restaurants.
For Walt Disney World Hotel guest 60 days before you visit Walt Disney World you can log online and select up to 3 attractions a day (but you are limited to one park a day), you can choose the times too.
If you are staying off property, or have an annual pass you may create an account at mydisneyexperience.com and link your annual pass or park tickets to your account, and then you may select your FastPass+ options 30 days prior to arrival. Those with tickets are limited to the number of days their tickets hold, those with annual passes may make up to 7 days of selections at the Parks in a 30 day period.
If you don't make an account and buy your tickets at the park the day you arrive, you will find a kiosk at the park you are at, put your park ticket in and then you may select your 3 choices from the options that are left.
FAQ about FastPass+ System
The total number of FastPass+ experiences available to you during your visit depends on several factors including availability and the vacation package and tickets linked to your Disney account. Generally, FastPass+ eligible Guests are able to select one set of FastPass+ experiences each day for every valid theme park ticket linked to their account.
Depending on availability, you should be able to make up to 3 FastPass+ selections for attractions and entertainment each day at one theme park.
Is FastPass+ service like a restaurant reservation? Do I have to show up at a specific time for an attraction?
No-It’s better! For extra convince, you are assigned an arrival window-usually one hour long-for each attraction you select. Show up any time that you wish during this window. Don’t worry about rushing to finish up a meal or getting delayed at another show or attraction.
Do I need theme park tickets or just a room reservation to make my FastPass+ selections before I go?
In order to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance you need to have a room confirmation and have theme park tickets confirmation tied to your account. You must have BOTH in order to make a selection
I’m concerned that my vacation will feel over-scheduled if I have to make Fastpass+ attraction selections in advance. Will I have the flexibility to change my mind when I arrive at the theme park?
Yes. You can modify your selections online with yoru mobile phone or at a FastPass+ kiok. For even more on-the-go flexibility, download the My Disney Experience mobile app to select and modify FastPass+ experiences-plus access yoru vacation details, maps and up-to-the-minute information.
What are the attractions or rides I can select for FastPass+