DOS and DON'TS of Walt Disney World - Uncle Walt's Insider

DOS and DON’TS of Walt Disney World

Flavor Flav's favorite castle. Photo © 2021 Disney.

Who knows more about what not to do than Uncle Walt’s Insider?!

Walt Disney World is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but …

Forgive us; we were channeling Douglas Adams there for a second.

Plagiarism aside, it is true: Walt Disney World is big. So whether it’s your first visit to Walt Disney World, or like us you’ve only read about it, there are some things you definitely need to know before your visit. Here are our favorite DO’s and DON’T’s for the Walt Disney World Resort and Spa:

DO bring extra money. 

More than you think you need.

DON’T forget to ask Cast Members where “Harry Potter Land” is.

They love that.

DO take half the clothes and twice the money you were planning.

Then double the money a couple more times. Take out a second mortgage on your home if necessary.

DON’T call it the “Happiest Place on Earth.”

That’s Disneyland. Walt Disney World is the “Most Expensive Place on Earth.”

DON’T expect to get close to the characters.

The Cast Members who “work with” Mickey and friends have been trying to get out of close contact with guests for years. Covid just finally gave them the excuse they needed.

DO go to Walt Disney World, but try to schedule your trip around Uncle Walt’s.

So he doesn’t have to wait in long lines. Unless you bring Churros.

DON’T go to Disney World when Harriet is vacationing there.

There are already enough people there without you.

DO make sure you know the difference between Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

Including which state each is located in.

DON’T book your travel to the wrong state.

It was just the one time, guys. Sheesh, get over it already.

DO take even more money.

Do you really need that second car?

DON’T forget to take Marty with you.

He promises to behave himself this time. And he might buy you a Churro.

DO bring even more money than we’ve suggested before. 

Do you really even need a car at all? We hear good things about public transportation.

DON’T go to Universal.  

Okay, who let Chapek in again?

Speaking of Chapek, DON’T buy the “Lightning Lane.”  

Seriously, quit encouraging them.

DO keep your head, arms, legs, and feet inside the ride vehicle at all times.

That means you can stick your chest, butt, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes out of the the ride vehicle.

DO leave only footprints. 

Be sure to pack your trash and leave nature as you found it.

Actually, DON’T leave footprints.

Most of the time you are walking on asphalt or other hard surfaces. Could be painful.

DO come to grips with the fact that you’re still not bringing enough money. 

Go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the Mouse, and thou shalt have treasure in Orlando.

BONUS suggestion: DO look for Marty if you’re at Walt Disney World between today and December 3! 

He doesn’t look exactly like his picture, but we can guarantee no one else in all of Walt Disney World will be wearing this button:

Disney's new "I Have a Button" button. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

Disney’s new “I Have a Button” button. Photo by Marty, used without permission.

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Cover photo: Some castle. We read about it somewhere. Photo © 2021 Disney.