There are many ways to prepare your DisneyWorld visit from using online busy period checkers to planning your way around the parks to see and do as much as possible.
The most essential tool you will require is the ‘My Disney Experience‘ app.(for IOS and android). The app allows you to do pretty much anything Disney related during and way before your visit. You can view the park maps and see exactly where you are using your phones GPS, book and manage restaurant table bookings, see wait times on the rides and see showtimes. We recommend you plan your days way before your holiday! Even restaurant bookings in the parks can become unavailable weeks in advance.
Most of the popular rides have FastPass+, which is best used on the app. This allows you to skip the queues on up to 3 popular attractions per day at time slots you choose. Once you have linked you park tickets with your Disney account on the app you are able to plan your FastPass up to30 days in advance. So, pre-planning your park days can be quite important before you even arrive in Florida. A great tool to help you which parks are best to visit on certain days is the Crowd Calendar. Use this to see which parks are quietest during the duration of your stay, so you can make the most of the park you are visiting. You will then be able to book restaurants and plan your FastPasses for the day of your visit.
Disneyworld has a FREE WIFI network inside all of their parks and Disney areas which is ideal for using the app wherever you are and for downloading the app in park if you haven’t already. It also means you will be able to contact your group easily if you lose them and even video call your family and friends whilst waiting in ride queues.
Other ways you can use the app are to view any official Disney photos that may have been taken, check character meeting times, and share your daily itinerary with all the members of your group.