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Lines: Always use the left queue when you have
a choice in a line. Most people by habit chose the right side.
Left Queue's are usually shorter
Rain Delay: When there are short, 10 minute
rain showers in the theme parks, don't leave. Most people think
that it's going to rain forever and they leave for their hotel.
If you just visit an indoor attraction while it's raining you
will have the park to yourselves when the short rain stops.
Monorail: When in line for the monorail, ask a
Cast Member to sit in the front with the driver. It has a great
view of everything. It's especially cool going from the
Transportation & Ticket Center to EPCOT, because you go right
over the park! (Intercot note... see a video of what this is
like in the
Meals: If you want a nice meal at a WDW
restaurant, dine big at lunch and snack at dinner. Most of the
nice places in Disney offer the same meals for lunch at reduced
More On Meals: If you're looking for a great
place to have lunch in the Magic Kingdom, find the Columbia
Harbor House. It's exists between Fantasyland and Liberty
Square. The eatery serves fast food items including fish and
chips and the very same clam chowder that's served in Liberty
Tree for cheaper. The first floor is usually crowded, but few
people know about the often empty second floor which has a great
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Character Appearances: When looking for a one
specific character, just ask the "handler" (the cast member who
escorts characters around the parks) if the specific character
is appearing that day. The handler will call a central location
& find out when and where they are appearing. You can stake out
a spot well in advance of the "instant lines".
Spaceship Earth is one of the most popular attractions
at WDW. The fact that it is the first attraction you see upon
entering Epcot makes the lines very long first thing in the day.
Instead of going and waiting through the long lines, go on to
the other attractions in Future World, and then either go on to
World Showcase, or eat some lunch. About six o' clock (while
everybody else is in World Showcase) Future World is very
un-crowded especially at Space ship earth.
Autograph Books: Lots of people buy autograph
books in a Walt Disney World store so that their kids can get
the Disney characters to sign it. Here's a tip on how to save
those 4 dollars and get your children a lasting memory: Make
your own autograph book before your trip. It's so easy too. All
you gotta do is get some nice colored construction paper, cut
about ten sheets in half, and staple together so that they look
like a little book. Then get your children to decorate it
however they want. It's a great project for the kids, and the
characters love them!