Things Nobody Tells You About Going To Disney

Disney World, the most magical place on earth, or so they say. Regardless of the beauty, fun and magic the parks have, it is not all magical. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved my first-time visiting Disney World a month ago. However, there were a few things nobody warned me about. 


  1. 1. The wait if you do not have a fast pass.

    I already knew the lines were long, but I did not expect them to be over two hours long. Specially during a low visit season. My best advice for this issue is: save enough to get the fast pass. That way the waiting time will not be that long, and you will get to ride the same attraction more than once. 

  2. 2. Bring snacks and water. 

    One of the things Disney parks are criticized for their expensive food and drinks. We went prepared to spend a good amount of money on food and snacks; yet we were surprised to see that we could have saved a lot if we had taken some snacks and water. The funniest part is that it took us two parks to notice that people were passing bags with those things. But it was a lesson for our next trip. On the other hand, there were a few places that for the price and the amount of food they gave you, it was worth it. Also, I really wanted to save a receipt from inside the park. Yes, I am that dramatic about my first visit to Disney. 

  3. 3. The horrible humid weather. 

    Living on a tropical island, I thought I would be used to any crazy weather. However, I was not prepared for how sticky it felt to walk around Florida. If you can take a spray bottle or mini travel fan, I would 100% recommend you do. When you are waiting in line, there are some areas with fans or air conditioning but with all the people around, you can barely get refreshed. 

  4. 4. Some kids will annoy you... a lot.

    On my way to the parks I thought I was being annoying with excitement. That was until I got to the parks and saw the number of tiny humans that could not even ride most of the attractions screaming and complaining. Come on kid, you are at Disney World, enjoy the moment and stop screaming. My mom waited until my sister and I were old enough to walk around for long hours to take us on a trip like this. This is something I really recommend. The memories will stick more that way. If I had gone to Disney at 5 or 7 years old, I would not remember it today.

Overall, I loved visiting Disney World. But there were a few things that surprised me in a negative way. Nevertheless, there was more positive experiences. From the beauty of the parks, the amazing cast members and the firework show. There were just a few things that I wish I could change or at least avoid next time I visit. Because even with a few imperfections, it’s still a magical experience.