If you’re planning more than a one-day trip at a Walt Disney World theme park, Disney park fatigue is a real possibility for your family. This is especially true if you have any first-timers in your group. As magical as Walt Disney World is, it can be overwhelming. There is so much to see and so much to do. Sometimes it’s hard for guests to know where to start or where to end up. As much as I love going with the flow, if you have an extended Disney World stay on the books, I recommend you go into your trip with at least a cursory plan.
And that’s where I come in. I’m going to share some of my favorite tips for how to beat Disney park fatigue with you, so you can look forward to nothing but happy times on that most magical vacay!
Five Tips for How to Beat Fatigue at the Disney Parks
1. Do your research. I don’t recommend trying to do the entire park in one day if you haven’t been multiple times before. Putting that kind of pressure on your family simply isn’t worth riding a few extra rides. Instead, research those rides and attractions. Pull together your top must-see picks and anything else you get to do is gravy.
2. Get some rest. Don’t stay up late the night before you hit the park. I know that’s easier said than done. Your family has been waiting forever to take that first step on Main Street. I get it, really I do. But if you don’t rest up, you’re going to be beat long before the park closes.
3. Eat and drink…often. Hydration can set in quickly, especially in the summer. Make sure you drink plenty of water and keep some snacks handy. You’ll never feel more fatigued than when you haven’t had enough to eat or drink. Little ones can be especially affected by this.
4. Mix things up. Don’t hit all the major rides first. Apart from the rides you have fastpasses for, you’re likely to see some long lines. Waiting in several of those in a row isn’t a great idea. Visit the less trafficked areas for a bit to take a break, then move on to the next busy ride.
5. Know when to call it a day. Even with a solid game plan, you just might find that your family needs to leave earlier than you planned. Here’s where you should go with the flow. Head back to your room, let everyone decompress. Tomorrow’s another beautiful day at Walt Disney World!
So, there you have it. With these easy tips and tricks for how to beat Disney park fatigue, you’ll find nothing but Disney magic on your vacation. Because, trust me when I say, Disney magic is a palpable thing that you won’t soon forget!