6 hacks for waiting in line at Disney World

Waiting in line doesn’t have to put a damper on your Disney trip.

Planning a Disney World vacation is fun, but actually going on the trip? Even better. Unfortunately, there are a few things that can make your trip a little less than a dream come true, like dealing with crowds, hot temperatures, and of course, waiting in line. Even though waiting in line for at least some attractions is unavoidable, there are a few hacks you can use to make that part of your visit as short and easy as possible, because spending your day in line isn’t necessary to hit all the attractions you want to see, even in the summertime.

Heading to Walt Disney World soon? These hacks will help you spend more time having fun with your family and friends and less time waiting to hop on Space Mountain. With a little planning ahead of time, you can keep those valuable hours of your vacation to spend crossing off everything on your Disney to do list instead of entertaining cranky kids while you wait to meet Mickey.

6Download the My Disney Experience app.

It updates in real time.

If you’re planning a visit to Disney World, even just for a day, the My Disney Experience app is a lifesaver. Before your trip, you can use it to make fastpass and dining reservations, link tickets to your Magicband, and manage your plans for your connected friends and family. And once you get there, when it comes to waiting in line, it’s essential.

You can check out the wait times for any ride in any of the four parks straight from the app, which means instead of running from Fantasyland to Adventureland to see if you can hop on Pirates of The Caribbean, you can check out the line first. It makes your entire trip so much simpler.


There’s no better place to bring out your inner kid than Disney World, and your inner kid probably hates waiting in line. Hopefully, these hacks will help you have an awesome vacation and make memories you’ll have forever.


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