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Hello, and thank you for visiting easyWDW. This website is currently under heavy construction and I am trying my best to fill it with content. If you have a question, comment, or have anything else you would like to contact me about, you can reach me at josh@easywdw.com. Feel free to send me an email about anything and I’ll be sure to get back to you. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Dave March 6, 2014 at 9:53 am

Add more in the Disney for adults section!

Diana March 6, 2014 at 10:17 am

Josh, is there anywhere on the disneyworld.disney.go.com website that I can navigate to where I can get cheaper prices on a Fort Wilderness Campground package. I am taking all 5 grandkids in two separate shifts and I would like to be able to save on a package if possible. Two years ago when I made the reservations I was able to navigate to a place on their site that gave me a little bit of a discount. Any help would be appreciated.

Rassie March 9, 2014 at 9:33 am

Josh, My family and I are heading to Disney 12/19 through 12/29. I will be making my advanced dinner reservations in June. I’m trying to plan my trip around the crowd rating on each day. Do you know when the December crowd report will be out? Will the crowd report from December 2013 be close to this year’s report? If so, where can I find it? Thanks for any help!

RB March 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Josh-I will be at MK for 2 days in early May and I want to know how I should tour if I include Seven Dwarves mine train in my plans. I plan on following your Ideal 2 Day Character Centric Morning plan. Can you please help?
Thank you!

Kim Hill March 13, 2014 at 8:21 am

I wonder if you will be updating May to reflect the 24 hour party at Magic Kingdom. I know lots of people are adding travel plans to WDW (or rescheduling other plans) for this party. Thanks!

Nichole Brown March 13, 2014 at 8:49 am

Hi when will December calendar for 2015 be up? I know its far away! Typically do the days change much from year to year on which parks are better to visit for each day?

Dana March 13, 2014 at 11:15 am

Hi. When will you be getting the hours for October 2014 for a cheat sheet? We are going this year last week of Sept. into Oct. I love your web site! I have read everything! I am trying to coordinate what days and which parks, so I can make dining reservations. It is so hard. Also I am trying to make up my mind if I should do Not So Scary or not. We are staying off site and I really want to see everything and take advantage of the best days to go.

Tonya March 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

When will October 14 crowd calendar be available? Thanks for all of the valuable info!

Joanie March 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I’ve been thinking that you are going to need a photo of yourself for the dust jacket (do they still make those??) of your new book. It’s a fancy book so it will obviously be in need of a dust jacket, even if it is a paperback. If it’s an e book you should provide a dust jacket that people can print out!

You don’t want to use your real picture because after you become (in)famous you will need to protect your anonymity. I was working on my pictures and I came up with the perfect solution. You can use this picture as your avatar. http://www.flickr.com/photos/marlton-mom/13140335804/

It sort of looks like you but then it doesn’t. So your anonymity is protected and you can stalk the Princess meet and greets incognito and unfettered. No one and I mean NO ONE will know that it is you, the infamous Disney blogger, flopping around the parks. They will be looking for this guy to pester and sign autographs. Since he doesn’t get very far from the pirates attraction it’s a win for everyone!

This picture would probably work for your holiday cards too.

Tony Bush March 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

Hi Josh,

Just wondering when the October 2014 Crowd Calender will be up ? Our 180 day ADR window opens soon and I want to tie in any on site restaurants to quieter days. Can 2013′s calendar be used ? (are parks busy on the same days of the week year on year ?)


Stephanie March 18, 2014 at 5:22 am

I did not see a Halloween party on Sept. 30, but there seems to be one on every other Tuesday. Just making sure this is correct while I am making my plans. Love this site!
Thank you,

Ally March 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

I just wanted to drop by and thank you for providing this information to everyone! I used some of your tricks and cheat sheets and never waited for more than 20 minutes for any attraction, which was essential with toddlers.

Jennifer March 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

Hey Josh! Thanks so much, I was wondering about June updates or changes and if you foresee any coming? Especially Animal Kingdom closing times being pushed back on certain days! I have 2 reservations and need to get rid of one of them based on when the park is going to close. Also, w/all the changes going on at AK specifically(FP+,parade leaving and FOTLK on hiatus) how does that affect your normal advice on that park+crowds and times etc. We’re going thursday June 19…..

Tegan March 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful info and great sense of humor :) Question: per your suggestion we will be visiting Epcot on May 5th a suggested day. Someone recently pointed out to me that that is Cinco de Mayo and they said Epcot is packed that day. I that true??? I know you would not have suggested it if it was. Should we just avoid Mexico that day. (Our first trip as a family little ones 4 and 1)

Dan Cummings March 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I see April 2014, May 2014, Easter Week, July 2014 and October 2014 operating schedules posted. Any chance a June 2014 operating schedule will be posted soon? Thanks

Dan Cummings March 22, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Found June 2014. Oops…sorry.

Jennifer Sullivan March 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Your site has been so helpful to me as I was planning my upcoming vacation, that I wanted to return the favor. As you probably already know, Frozen Princesses Anna and Elsa are moving to the Princess Fairytale Hall in the MK on April 19th. FastPass+ is already available for the dates, but if you attempt to reserve them through the online system, it is on stand by. There is a way around it, however. You cannot book a group of fast passes, but you can book the Elsa and Anna Meet and Greet individually. The catch is that the system will not allow a child under 7 to be booked without an adult, thus, no FPs for the children. This is how I was able to get FP for all of our group:

We have a party of 3 adults, one child (4 years old) and (2) 2 year olds (infants) and are traveling to the MK on Tues April 29. Children under 2 can accompany an adult w/ a FP. Go into the reservation system and book a “party” of EACH child (3-7) with ONE adult only. Choose 2 FPs attractions that you want to see and then a “throw away” FP – any attraction, doesn’t matter because you will change it. Then, make FP selections for any remaining adults in your party INDIVIDUALLY. You should get the option to choose the Frozen princesses in your FP+ selections.

Once all adults are booked on the reservation, go into the “Change” FP selections section and individually change the “throw away” attraction for each ADULT that is booked with a child to the Frozen princesses (don’t worry about the times, yet – just get one.) At that point, all adults should have Frozen princesses booked. You can then go back and change the children’s reservations from the “throw away” attraction to the Frozen princesses, because their reservation will now reflect only them on the “throw away” attraction.

Once all members of your party have FPs for the Frozen Princesses booked, you can go back into the “Change” section and select new times for your FPs. You will probably not be able to get all people in your party into the same time slot, but will likely find times that overlap. What this means essentially, is that your return time for your entire party to enter the line to see the princesses may only be 20-30 minutes instead of the full hour, but it’s better than none at all. (For example, one adult in your party might have a window of 12:20 – 1:20. while another has a window of 1:05 – 2:05. This means that the only times both people are able to enter the cue is between 1:05 and 1:20.)

Make sure to also line up any other FPs for the group once you’ve got Anna and Elsa settled. This strategy works best if you spread your FPs out over the entirety of the day – one morning, one afternoon, and one evening, especially if you have a lot of party members, as staggered entrance times can make booking back-to-back FPs very difficult.

Hope this helps!

Orla March 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Hi Josh
I just have to say your website is incredible!!! The amount of time and effort that has gone into it is just wonderful and so helpful! My husband and I are travelling from Ireland to Orlando in 3 weeks with our daughter and another couple and we’ve just one day to spend in the Magic Kingdom (for financial reasons obviously – would love more!!) but I used your site to plan out a day that I think will suit my 5 year old daughter really well so thank you! The thing is, the more time I spend online researching, the more panicked I’m getting about the FP+ system. I haven’t bought the MK tickets yet as its only one day so we’re hardly going to make any savings but equally I realise there will be a huge amount of FP+ tickets reserved already – would you say I’m making a mistake not getting the tickets in advance to avail of FP+ (priorities are Splash/Thunder mountain, Rapunzel and Merida) *sorry for the long message!!*

Heather March 25, 2014 at 7:54 am


When will November 2014 calendar be available? I can hardly wait to start planning our trip. And do you have any tips/recommendations for being at WDW during Thanksgiving?


Jennifer March 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Gosh Josh, I hope everything’s alright. I know you said you’re writing a book but it feels like u dropped off the side of the planet?

Melissa March 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm

We love your site and use it to plan our vacations- we go 2-3 times a year. Do you have any pointers on meeting Peter Pan and Wendy in MK?

Kelly March 31, 2014 at 6:11 am

I absolutely LOVE your site and use it every time my family makes the trip to Disney World (and recommend it to all my friends)! We have the opportunity to go to Disneyland this summer. Any websites you could recommend for help there?

Skiff March 31, 2014 at 8:34 am

PDF for the October 2014 calendar is broken; 404 error.

Missy March 31, 2014 at 10:21 am

We are a military family, and will be getting military 4-day hopper passes and staying off-site at a condo. Is there any suggestions to utilize other unknown military benefits? We also have 2 yr old QUADRUPLETS (yes, 4 two year olds). Would you suggest we bring a massive quad stroller with handicap access, or separate smaller ones? Any other toddler-friendly tips?

Thank you!

Tricia April 3, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Do you know what time the parade is going to be May 18 for Star
Wars weekend? Thanks!

Nancy April 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm

When staying off site and booking the Fast Pass Plus, do I have to book one day at a time as each day is within the 30 day pre-book time frame? I had heard that once you schedule your first day, that you will be able to book the remaining days on your pass. I have not seen that option. Traveling May 8-14.

Mo April 9, 2014 at 11:39 am

I am searching your site for a review on the Tommorrowland Dessert party???

Mo April 9, 2014 at 11:41 am

i am searching your site for a review on the Tomorrowland Dessert party?

Kevin Bastos April 13, 2014 at 5:12 am

Listen – I love your site. And frankly, I am amazed at the amount of work on your site – and the variety of stuff. But I am most impressed at your honest critique and serious criticism – balanced with healthy doses of pretty funny stuff, too. Any way I could support your site a little? If you had some kind of app – I would most certainly download. Anyhoo – keep it up. Humble appreciation.

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