When is Disney Genie+ worth it? Is Disney After Hours worth it? Is Disney Mobile Order good for guests? Are Disney ride wait times accurate?
In our latest Walt Disney World Trip Report for Spring 2023, we ran several real-life Disney travel tests and you may be surprised by what we found. We share our findings on when is Disney Genie+ worth buying and when should you NOT buy it? Is Disney After Hours worth the extra cost? How is mobile food ordering working against guests and are the posted ride wait times at Walt Disney World accurate?
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Walt Disney World Trip Report Spring 2023
This week we tested a few key things that every Disney World traveler wants to know and we are here to offer our best tips and advice for what works and what doesn't onsite at Walt Disney World. We share our first-hand experience after testing out several options head to head.
When to Pay for Genie + and When NOT to Pay for Genie +
Do not purchase Genie+ during busy park periods.
The tried and true method that's worked for 50 years is still the best strategy today.
Why Free Late Night Extra Magic Hours are Better than Paying for Disney After Hours
Lower crowds, faster moving around the parks. Far better value.
How Mobile Order is Ruining the Guest Experience at Walt Disney World
Disney may say that mobile ordering for food is there to enhance the guest experience, the reality in the parks is the exact opposite.
If you're not mobile ordering, get to the quick service counter by 11:30 a.m.
How Accurate are the Posted Ride Wait Times at Walt Disney World?
We tested this extensively in March 2023 and posted wait times on rides and attractions are not accurate. In most cases, ride wait times were far less than what was posted. In fact, on some days the times were half of what was posted. Only during peak mid-day periods were the actual wait times longer than what was posted.
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Mike Belobradic is the founder of the 1923 Main Street® Disney Travel Podcast and the Luxury Disney Travel Blog.