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Tip: Save money on Southwest to Orlando.

If you are in an area that Southwest services, get their Ding! service from their website and sign…

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Tip: Take advantage of Annual Pass discounts when booking hotel rooms.

We booked a room at Wilderness Lodge for $197 per night with AAA discount. I then bought an Annual…

Tip: Check out Hess for cheap gas prices at WDW.

Believe it or not, the Hess gas stations on Disney property have cheap gas prices. The Chevron…

Tip: Buy glow sticks and other trinkets before you leave for vacation!

When it gets dark my kids always want the light/glow in the dark sticks, bracelets & necklaces.…

Tip: Save money by packing a lunch.

Arlen shares a tip for saving some money while dining in the parks: "We pack our lunch in the…

Tip: Be thorough and ask for a breakdown of costs for your trip.

Sometimes it really pays be thorough about your vacation. Beth writes, "Since I am obsessive in…

Lamb Chop - Be Our Guest - Walt Disney World-Dining

Tip: The Dining Plan can save you stress during your trip.

The Disney Dining Plan can save you a lot of hassle and planning while you're at Disney World.…

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Tip: Call for special codes to upgrade your tickets.

Guide2WDW reader Blaine advises to always call before you book your trip: "I was just reading an…

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Tip: Don’t forget about the Single Rider line!

If you are in a group with teenage children, definitely do the single rider lines. You will…

Dumbo the Flying Elephant Up Close - Magic Kingdom-Attraction

Tip: Head to the back of the park first to avoid lines.

Here's a tip that works best at Magic Kingdom: If you want to save time, get to the park as it…

Epcot Crowd - Disney World

Tip: Avoid parks with early Extra Magic Hours if going in later in the day.

When going into the parks around mid-day, check your schedule to see which park opened 1 hour early…

Test Track - Epcot Ride

Tip: Look out for the single rider line at some of WDW’s most popular rides.

Try using the single rider line at Test Track, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, and Expedition Everest. If…

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Welcome to Guide2WDW

Hi, I’m James. Since 1999, Guide2WDW has helped millions of families make the most of their trips to Disney World. This site was started by my family as a way of sharing our WDW knowledge gained over countless visits. Yes, we are those Disney nerds who visit every year and seem to know how to avoid all the lines, where to find the best food, and hidden secrets that can make for the best trip ever. We took the advice that we would typically give to our friends and family and turned it into a website so more people can find out how to make the most of their time at Disney World. You can read more about Guide2WDW’s story and mission here.

I grew up going to Disney World, which created some of my most cherished memories. Now as a new father, I’m discovering the joys of sharing those experiences with a new generation of Mickey Mouse fans.

A Disney World trip can be daunting for some people — the planning, the cost, the sheer amount of things to do can be overwhelming. A Disney World trip is a big expense in terms of time and money, so my goal is to help you feel like it’s time and money well spent. We have hundreds of Disney World tips shared by readers plus in-depth guides on systems like Genie+ and Lightning Lane.

If you’re planning your next Disney World trip, here’s where you should start.

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