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10 Disney Tricks That Could Make Your Day At The Parks Even Better

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Disney parks are touted as some of the most magical places on earth, and most people who have visited might be inclined to agree. They dot their i’s, cross their t’s, and go out of their way to make sure every guest (no matter the weather or the lines) has a truly wonderful experience.

That said, they’re still theme parks, which means there are headaches that go along with the magic – but the 10 people below have some really great tips on how to mitigate at least a few of them.

10. Check out RideMax.

“A few years ago, my friends surprised me with my first trip to Disneyland and they used a RideMax subscription to maximize the amount of stuff we got to do. You put in the rides and events you want to do, and it uses an algorithm to plan your day out, taking into account FastPass retrieval and historical wait times. You can include blocks of free time so you don’t feel rushed. We spent the whole day there, went on 20 rides.” —brushbender

9. Take advantage of the morning after.

“Go to a park the day after Evening Extra Magic Hours. Everyone will have gone the night before and the park should be quieter.” —Wicked_smaht_guy

8. If you want a cheap meal…

If you want a cheap, ongoing snack from the park for the duration of your trip, get one of the souvenir popcorn buckets! They’re $10 up front, and then $1.50 for refills all day every day. Sometimes the cast members will just give you the refill, though. I saw an older gentleman get a free top-off in front of me. I was actually given a Pluto bucket for free due to my honeymoon pin!” —detraction-action

7. Don’t abandon ship.

“When Space Mountain breaks down, stay in line. Even if you’re at the entrance. It will be back up in 10-15 mins. Space Mountain is like one of those cascading marble toys, but stuck in an endless loop. Cast members need to fill cars every 30-60 seconds. If they miss that timeline, it breaks down. So they have to push everything back to its correct spot and start again.” —canOair

6. Bring a Ziploc bag or two.

“Use Ziploc bags for various electronics in case of sudden downpour or water ride.” —carolinejay

5. Golf balls are good for more than sport.

“Bring golf balls to roll your feet on for a deep tissue massage at the end of the day.” —detraction-action

4. Don’t suffer through blisters.

“First aid gives out the best Band-Aids for blisters. I’ve tried to find them in stores but I can’t. They also have OTC meds. We’ve had to deal with allergic reactions at the park and received Benadryl from first aid.” —fluffy_bunny22

3. This sounds like a super fun game to play with your kids.

“Buy a bunch of cheap Disney pins off eBay and bring them to the parks. The cast members wear lanyards with a lot of cool collectible pins just waiting for someone to ask to trade. It’s a cheap way to get souvenirs and it’s kind of fun to see who can get the coolest ones.” —yosephu

2. Don’t be afraid to ask.

“I was a cast member at Disney World. If you tell a cast member you spilled your soda, dropped your popcorn, or anything along those lines, they will replace it, no questions asked.” —yosephu

1. You can bring your own water bottle.

“Bring a water bottle in your bag. It’s allowed and you can refill the bottle for free at any food kiosk that provides fountain drinks.” —detraction-action

I can’t wait until the next time I can put some of these into action!

Do you love Disney? Have you tried any of these, or will you in the future? Let us know in the comments!