Dad’s 3 Com­mon Sense Tips

If you are a first time vis­i­tor to Walt Dis­ney World, there are a few things you might want to know be­fore you get there.

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Dad’s Com­mon Sense Tip #1 – Pa­tience is a Virtue

Memo­rial Day Week­end at Walt Dis­ney World plus the open­ing of Pan­dora – The World of AVATAR. Oh, my what a mess. Peo­ple were wait­ing seven hours to ride the rides in Pan­dora!

A week later those lines had set­tled down to just a measly 120 min­utes for Avatar Flight of Pas­sage, and 90 min­utes for Na’vi River Jour­ney. As the sum­mer pro­gresses and the new­ness wears off, those num­bers will go down even more. Yes, we all want to see some­thing new, but just a lit­tle pa­tience can make a big dif­fer­ence in how long you’ll have to stand in line.

Dad’s Com­mon Sense Tip #2 – Ru­mors vs. Facts

One of the things that I hate is ru­mors about WDW. Ru­mors about changes at Walt Dis­ney World are ev­ery­where. Just last year, Guardians of the Galaxy was go­ing to re­place Mis­sion Space, Tower of Ter­ror, The Uni­verse of En­ergy, Stitch’s Great Es­cape, and Jour­ney to Imag­i­na­tion.

None of that hap­pened, but a lot of peo­ple think they have. Just this week, my buddy (who tries to keep up with Walt Dis­ney World) asked me about the open­ing of the Guardians of the Galaxy - Tower of Ter­ror at WDW. It never hap­pened (Dis­ney­land yes, WDW no). But that was the ru­mor.

So when it comes time to plan your trip to WDW, be sure it’s “just the facts ma’am, just the facts.”

Dad’s Com­mon Sense Tip #3 – Change is Good

On May 11, 2017, Wishes, the night­time fire­works show at Magic King­dom was per­formed for the last time. On May 12th, a new show called Hap­pily Ever Af­ter took its place. That was a big change.

Things change at Walt Dis­ney World all the time and change is good. OK, not all changes are good, but change and progress is a good thing.

A few years ago, ‘Ohana changed their dessert from fresh pineap­ple to bread pud­ding. I was just sure I was go­ing to hate it. In fact, the first time we went to ‘Ohana (our fa­vorite restau­rant) af­ter the change, we asked for the pineap­ple in­stead of the bread pud­ding. The waiter brought both. And to our sur­prise, we liked it even bet­ter and ac­tu­ally went for sec­onds! Change is good.

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