At first blush using the words “ruin vacation” in the same sentence title as Disney feels silly. Disney vacations are so much fun that it is hard to imagine ruining one…that is…until you do it. Even Disney World or Disneyland has pitfalls if you are not paying attention. There are plenty of things that can put a damper on the trip of a lifetime.
Here are five of the most common things that can ruin a vacation, that people make when they head on vacation to Disney without thinking ahead.
These five things can ruin a Disney Vacation fast:
No matter how much shade Disney provides, the sun is going to be a factor. The heat is powerful, humid and even dangerous for a large part of the season. Invest in plenty of sunscreen and apply it regularly. Bring along some type of wet wipes, a cool towel and even a small spray bottle to keep the heat at bay and you will be ahead of the game. Lastly, make sure you stop and take a shade break often. If you don’t you are seriously risking your vacation and possibly even your life.
This is absolutely one that can be overlooked quite easily. Some folks head to a theme park and think practically and others think like a fashion model. I will give you one guess which one is best here. Take the time to find some comfortable, broken-inshoes that will let your feet breathe on occasion. You want shoes that will provide plenty of padding and support and forget about how they make your calves look.Trust me on this.
This one is bound to controversial but I feel strongly about it, it is too easy to get carried away and spend when you are not using “real money”. If you take a credit card to Disney World, you will almost always end up buying things you never intended on getting. In fact, overspending is likely. To avoid this, I leave the credit at home or in the hotel room and carry only what I intend on using that day. This helps me to think over purchases before diving in on impulse.
If you head out to Disney World with kids (or without for that matter) and are out of shape, you will quickly find out that it is a huge mistake. You need to be in some type of shape to truly enjoy this massive park and getting into shape ahead of time is the way to go. If you know you are going in a few months, start walking every day right now.
A Lack of Patience
If you are the type of person that hates waiting in line, you might be picking the wrong park. While there are some ways to avoid this on some levels (Fast Pass, etc) you will still find people all around you in your way. Decide in advance that you are going to be patient and kind and then stick to it. Your kids, your friends, your family and your blood pressure will all appreciate it.
What other problems do you find can ruin your Disney Trips? What did we leave out?Share with us in the comments below!
Thank you DazzlingDailyDeals for the tips!