Walt Disney World® Resort is the destination for families all over the world! Since Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel and we’re less than two miles from Disney Springs™, our hotel is jam-packed with kids and kids-at-heart gearing up for an amazing day at one of many theme parks at Walt Disney World®. To make the most of you trip, we’ve come up with some of our favorite tips to make this trip the best one ever.
- Arrive before the Parks Open By the time the parks open, there will be a swarm of people trying to get in as quickly as possible. Get there a little early to get in line ahead of the rest.
- Stay at a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel Staying at a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel like Clarion Inn at Lake Buena Vista affords you several opportunities. You’ll be close to the theme parks, you can buy park tickets at the hotel, and more!
- Utilize the Free Shuttles Another great perk of staying at a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® Hotel is the free shuttle service between the Clarion Inn and the Walt Disney World® theme parks. Leave behind the car as well as any worries for paying for parking and remembering where you park.
- Make Dining Reservations in Advance Dining at one of the many renowned Walt Disney World® restaurants is not generally a spontaneous event, especially if characters meet and greet with the guests. Book your special meals well in advance to avoid missing out on these great dining experiences.
- Plan Your Day With a little bit of research, you can figure out which rides are the busiest and at what times of day. Minimize the time you spend walking around and waiting in lines by planning when to hit certain attractions.
- Use the Single Rider Lines Going on a ride for the first time with your family is a great experience, but if you’ve already ridden it before and your kids are big enough, consider the single riders line. This could save you a huge chunk of time.
- Plan for Rain Rain in Orlando is always a possibility. Instead of simply crossing your fingers, plan for it and embrace it! Bring shoes that dry quickly. Maybe pack a spare pair of socks and lightweight ponchos. Also, instead of taking shelter in a store and waiting for the rain to stop, take advantage of the shorter lines (as long as it’s safe to do so, of course).