Category Archives: Tuesday’s Tips

Top 6 Iconic Rides in Walt Disney World

Top six iconic Walt Disney World Rides vert l kennythepirate.comToday’s post is a guest article from my new friend Ashley Dickey who is presenting her Top 6 Most Iconic Rides in Walt Disney World.  Disney World itself is an iconic place, and many of its rides and attractions are equally famous. Which are the Quintessential Disney World rides? Follow my independent, expert guide to the most widely recognized rides and discover why they are classic Disney. Continue reading Top 6 Iconic Rides in Walt Disney World

How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

how to meet every princess at disney world

How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Meeting the all the Disney Princesses in one trip can seem like a daunting task to many first time visitors, but you don’t have to be stressed to meet the dresses!  Here’s some tips for meeting all the Princesses and I even threw in some bonus female face characters at the end of the post.

Anna and Elsa – Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Hall (only)

Anna and Elsa, Frozen, Norway, Epcot, Meet and Greet

The best way to save time meeting the frozen sisters is to pre-arrange Fastpass+.  Guests who are staying onsite should book these around midnight 60 days before their trip, but choose the farthest out date during your trip.  If you are unsure when our 60 day window begins, check my Crowd Calendars.  If they still don’t show up, try using my tips on How to get hard to find Fastpass+ reservations (may be necessary for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train too).  If you don’t succeed at first, keep trying!

If you just can’t find Fasptasses and don’t want to wait 2 hours or more, then arrive at the Magic Kingdom 30-45 minutes early.  Go straight to one of the ropes on the sides of the train station.  When they count down to open the park, stay right on the rope and don’t let people cut you in line.  The Cast Members will escort the rope all the way to the Castle in a VERY slow fashion.  Once you reach the Castle, go straight through and bear left at the Prince Charming Carousel.  You’ll need to circle it to enter the regular Stand By line.

Another option may be visiting during LATE Extra Magic Hours, if you are onsite.  The ladies are available from park open to close and DO NOT appear at ANY character dining.

NOTE:  Anna and Elsa appear in the same room, but don’t appear in the same photo any longer! Continue reading How to meet every Princess in Walt Disney World with no stress

Top Ten Things Every Guest Should Experience at Walt Disney World

Top Ten Things Every Guest Should Experience at Walt Disney World

10.  Visit Walt Disney:  One Man’s Dream

Walt Disney One Man's Dream

Okay, this may seem like a really silly choice.  However, many guests walk right by this great attraction that tells the history of Walt Disney and the Disney corporation.  It has great classic items like Walt’s office, his first foray into audio-animatronics and the multi-plane camera.  If you skip this attraction, you probably don’t understand the heart behind Walt Disney World.

I spoke with a friend the other day who has visited Disney parks many times and had never seen this attraction because the family thought it would be a boring waste of time.  It’s interesting history and it’s air-conditioned!  Do it in the afternoon. Continue reading Top Ten Things Every Guest Should Experience at Walt Disney World

Which characters at Walt Disney World don’t sign autographs

I’m asked, quite frequently, which characters sign autographs at Walt Disney World.  With more than 60 characters offering regular meet and greets, it’s easier to answer with which regular characters at Walt Disney World DON’T sign autographs.  Here’s a handy-dandy little graphic that explains it all. Continue reading Which characters at Walt Disney World don’t sign autographs

KennythePirate’s top 12 most difficult Walt Disney World character meets

KennythePirate’s top 12 most difficult regular Walt Disney World character meets

Updated November 10, 2016

Walt Disney World currently offers more than 60 different characters that one can meet on the regular schedule.  That doesn’t include all the RARE/RANDOM and UNCOMMON characters that one might find at Places like Character Palooza, Frontierland Hoedown or Epcot Training.  Some characters are easy to find and offer fairly short lines, while others may be difficult to locate (for non-KtP users) and may not have any public schedules offered.  Here’s my top 12 most difficult Disney World Characters to meet that offer a REGULAR meet and greet.

12.  Mulan

mulan epcot facebookEarly in the morning Mulan’s wait times are pretty low, maybe 10-15 minutes, but later in the afternoon it could be 30 minutes or more.  During the morning set, Mulan usually meets in the front of the China pavilion to help draw guests into the pavilion.  In the afternoon, you’ll often find her next to the Temple of Heaven in the shady area to the left.  I recommend meeting her earlier in the day to avoid waiting. Continue reading KennythePirate’s top 12 most difficult Walt Disney World character meets