Questions that you really should ask….
What exactly is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner?
An Authorized Disney Vacation Planner (ADVP) is a designation given by Disney to select agencies to recognize their extensive knowledge of all things Disney and for the high level of value they provide to their clients as a result of their expertise. In short, this means that Disney recognizes us as an expert. Small World Big Fun is a Gold Level ADVP.
What is the most important thing I can do to prepare for my trip?
I had a really hard time paring this list down, so I’m just gonna include them all!
- Review your itinerary before you leave to make sure you don’t have any last minute questions (do you understand the Dining Plan? How Fast Passes work? Know where to meet your transfers? Did you complete your online check in? Got your Magic Bands?)
- Review Park maps so that you are familiar with where your Must See Attractions are located.
- Understand that a Disney vacation can be exhausting (in a fun way!) and prepare yourselves – wear comfortable shoes. Drink plenty of water. Take along a snack. Plan for a break each day, or maybe a day off in the middle of your trip if your schedule allows. (Everyone can use a break – even Mom and Dad!)
- Realize that there is no way you can see it all in one trip. Let go of the minute-by-minute schedule and RELAX. This is, after all, a VACATION!
What kind of identification is required for children to fly?
Identification is not required for children under age 18 traveling on a domestic flight. If you have a child under age 2 and you do not plan to purchase a seat for that child, the airline may require proof of age. Everyone traveling internationally via air must have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. Many destinations require that it be valid for up to six months after your return date.
How much time should we allow getting from our resort to the parks?
It depends on where you are and where you are going. The Walt Disney World resort covers 46 square miles – it takes time to get from one place to another! If you are trying to make it to a dining reservation, we suggest you allow at least 1-1.5 hours to get from your room at the resort into the parks to the restaurant. I know that sounds like a lot of time, but remember, you have to factor in walking time!
Does anyone ever have a bad time at Disney?
Taken at face value, this seems like an insane question to ask. However, it is possible to have a less than magical experience. People who show up without a plan, or with unrealistic expectations, are setting themselves up for major disappointment. This is why working with a travel agency who specializes in Disney vacations is so important. We want to you to leave the parks planning another Disney vacation rather than regretting the one you just left.