It's been almost two weeks since we left for our girls trip to Florida and I am so excited to share the details with all of you and some awesome DisneyWorld tips.
Halee, Hannah, Carly, and I all work together at RaeLynn's and have become good friends. Earlier this year we decided to take a trip just for fun and keep in mind that we all have a budget. What was our destination? DisneyWorld of course!
Let me just tell you guys that we did this trip for around $600 per person. And if you've been to Disney, you know this is challenging to do. Halee did the Disney College Program and she planned our whole trip which was so helpful. So you're probably wondering how we did basically everything we wanted to do in just two days at Disney so here we go.
DisneyWordl Tips - How to do Disney in Two Days:
- Buy the park hopper pass for 2 days. You can do any of the parks back and forth over those two days.
- Do Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom together and then Hollywood Studios and Epcot together. We did it this way and got to do just about everything we wanted to.
- Arrive when the park opens and leave when it closes.
- Download the Disney App. You can check wait times, see park maps, where to eat, etc. The best app ever while you are there.
- Buy Magic Bands. Probably one of the coolest things Disney does now. It's a band that you wear and has your ticket, fast passes, room key if you stay on the grounds, etc. You can even connect a credit card to it to pay for food in the parks.
- Book your fast passes one month ahead of time. Yes that seems so far in advance but this will help you utilize your time while you are there.
- You can only book fast passes in one park at a time. So you will have to plan what park you want to be in and when. As soon as you use all your fast passes for that park, you can use the Disney app to see if there are any available for rides in the next park you plan to go to.
DisneyWorld Tips - Budget advice:
- Drive. We left on Tuesday at 5:30am and arrived around 9pm. It wasn't awful and I think we spent around $120 total on gas the whole trip.
- Stay in an airbnb. We stayed in a resort area about 15 minutes away from Disney. It had a pool and bar area also. It cost $115 per person for 5 nights.
- Bring snacks. I take snacks everywhere I go anyway because of the gluten free diet. We ate lunch and dinner in the parks plus a snack each day and spent around $20-30 which is not bad at all for Disney.
Other general DisneyWorld Tips:
- Do Animal Kingdom in the morning especially if you go in the summer. It is the warmest park because it is built in a way to keep the animals as close to their natural environment as possible.
- DRINK AROUND THE WORLD in Epcot. You guys I cannot even explain how much fun we had with this. 11 countries, 11 drinks. It was honestly the funniest 5 hours I've had in a while.
- See the live shows in the parks. We saw The Lion King, Frozen Ever After, and The Little Mermaid and all of them were so good. Frozen had me rolling on the ground laughing.
- Watch the fireworks in Magic Kingdom. The ones in Epcot are just okay.
- Take a poncho even if you think it won't rain.
- I wouldn't suggest going in July because it is SO hot. Halee says the best time to go is September.
- If you go when it's hot, take battery operated mini fans and cooling wipes.
Going to Disney as an adult with no children was seriously so much fun. I would highly recommend it if you have a group of friends who loves Disney as much as you do.
Plus, here is a gallery of our trip. We also went to St. Pete for a day and had a pool day at our resort. It could not have been a more perfect trip.