Travel to Walt Disney World – Episode 131

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Minnie Mouse and friendThe Amateur Traveler talks to Elizabeth who is a VIP tour guide at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Elizabeth will share some of her wisdom on things to do in the park, best hotels, best restaurants, Disney runs, fireworks cruises, etc.


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Show Notes

Walt Disney World
VIP Tour Service
DisneyWorld Park Overview
Magic Kingdom Tips
Animal Kingdom Tips
Epcot Tips
Extra Magic Hours
Contemporary Resort
Yacht Club Resort
Runs at Disney World
Epcot DiveQuest
Boating at WDW
WDW – Special Dietary Requests

Internet Resources

How to Book a Cheap Flight


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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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One question that might have come up…”what is everybody’s favorite season to visit WDW?”

I really recommend Christmas…in early December and not near the holiday. I’ve gone to WDW in every season and really recommend this time. The weather is excellent (typically 70s with lows in the upper 40s/50s). Disney goes all out with the Christmas light display in the Studios. EPCOT has the nightly Processional with an EXCELLENT Christmas choir and celebrity narrator. It’s just a great atmosphere and the crowds are still very small and the ride waits are short.

I also enjoy the Food & Wine Festival in EPCOT in Sept-Nov. It’s pricey, but EPCOT has so much more to see when this event is going on. World Showcase “expands” to accompany about several more “mini-countries” and some of their foods/wines/ traditions. Crowds again are typically minimal at this time and the weather is starting to cool off by October.

One drawback with off-peak season visits is that a ride on occasion may be closed for maintenance.



I have not done WDW then but have done Disneyland in mid to late December. It was very nice although crowded by the time we went the week before Christmas.

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