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Best Disney Tip you've ever been told?

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    We're off soon and every time I tell anyone at work they give me another tip :rolleyes008: most are useless :lol: but some are really good, so whats the best tip you have ever been given?
     
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    I think the best tip I was ever given was, after having booked loads of trips with travel agents, someone said "no one ever pays full rate @ disney, you can get loads of discounts on rooms" :rolleyes008:

    We'd just stayed at the Wilderness lodge and Polynesian with no discounts at all, and when I worked out how much we'd have saved using AAA or AP discounts, we would have saved thousands!

    So now the first thing we do is work out roughly when we want to go, look at historic data for AP and AAA discounts, factor in the potential for free dining etc. then work out the flights.

    There are other things like the bounceback offers which got us about 40% off our December trip when we booked the rooms before we left in May
     
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    Get up early and get to the park for opening. Get loads done before the crowds build up.
     
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    To go in the first place!
     
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    Buy your bottled water from the supermarket NOT the parks. Then freeze them and take them frozen on the day.... cold drinks all day long.
     
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    a couple from me

    get there for opening, which we always do anyway.....one for shamu show, sit further back than 14 rows to keep dry :lol:
     
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    take time to sit down and watch the world go by
     
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    Don't try and do everything.
     
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    Relax and have fun!!! Don't plan every little detail and then get P***y if you don't get every little thing done! It will never happen:p015:


    I never want to be one of those angry people at Disney yelling at my kids and family because things are not going as planned. If Katelyn wants a nap then we will all take a nap and if she wants to look at a flower for 10 minutes then we will stand around and take pictures :p015:
     
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    look for the Disney forums and chat with ppl that go often. That turned out to be the best advice I was ever given.
     
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    It's cheaper to book it yourself than through someone else.
     
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    Nooooo

    It's cheaper to have Johnie book than anyone else :p015:
     
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    :hug2: that could be true. Finding the best deal is like a game to me.
     
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    I totally understand. I do pretty well with sales and good deals, but I know I could learn a lot from you :p015:
     
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    Look at the tiny detailing everywhere.... so much thought has gone into it and it's easy to miss as you rush through in a panic like the day isn't going to be long enough to see everything all at once.
     
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    Okay... showing my disney ignorance... but whats AAA ?

    I know AP is annual pass..

    The best tip I ever got was to go freeze bottled water from walmart- so good if you're travelling in July!!!!
     
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    American Automobile Association
     
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    If you have two lines, always go to the left. Most people will go to the right.
     
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    SHERBERTH ROAD! If your staying up the west end of the US 192.
     

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