How to Overcome These Problems You Will Face in Walt Disney World

No matter how much time you spend planning your Walt Disney World vacation and trying to determine what to do and where to go, you will probably come across a few of these common problems.

We hope that by bringing them to your attention, you will be able to avoid the problems altogether or at least have a plan for when you do face them during your Walt Disney World vacation.

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Dead Phone

A big problem at the Walt Disney World Resort right now is being in the Parks with a dead phone.

My Disney Experience is an essential part of a Walt Disney World vacation as it allows you to see wait times, book Disney Genie+, Mobile Order, and so much more.

Having a dead phone can prevent you from truly experiencing everything you can in the Parks.

To overcome this problem, show up to the Parks prepared with portable chargers for everyone.

Although Disney does have FuelRod stations where you can purchase a portable charger, you can buy cheaper ones before your trip.

Have a charging station set up in your hotel room for each evening so you will start your day on a positive note.

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Credit: Inside the Magic

Not Prepared for Rain

We know that you’ll probably check the weather a million times before you head to Walt Disney World for your vacation, but we want to warn you about not packing rain gear.

Rain pops up randomly at Walt Disney World, and it will be a big problem if you show up unprepared for it.

Throw in some ponchos, rain jackets, and umbrellas, even if it doesn’t say rain in the forecast.

The other problem that can arise from the rain is wet shoes and socks. Consider packing extra shoes or even sandals you would toss in your bag for the downpours to prevent having to walk around in wet shoes all day.

Rain can be a big problem that you will face in Walt Disney World; however, if you go in prepared, you will be able to continue on with your magical vacation.

Forgetting to Take Bathroom Breaks

It never fails that you will get into a line, and someone will need to go to the bathroom. Although this might seem like a big problem, don’t panic.

Try to be proactive by taking bathroom breaks each hour, so this hopefully won’t be an issue.

If you do end up in a line and someone has to use the bathroom, look for a Cast Member to explain the situation to and see what they suggest.

Taking a few extra minutes to stop at the bathroom is well worth not having the stress of having to go while waiting in line.

Sore Feet

A big problem that you can run across while on your Walt Disney World vacation is sore feet.

As you walk between 8 to 12 miles per day, your feet can get worn down quickly while on vacation.

Walking around Magic Kingdom from Tomorrowland to Adventureland and over to Fantasyland can be a lot of miles.

To help prevent this problem, schedule some downtime during your vacation.

Allow time to elevate your feet and get off of them for a little while. If they start to swell, consider icing them back in your hotel room.

Drinking enough water can also help as well.

Your feet aren’t used to walking so much, and having sore feet is a common problem in Walt Disney World. Come prepared with a plan on how to take breaks, and drink water each day.

Wearing the Wrong Thing

We have seen the adorable outfits that families wear on their Disney vacations and we love them, but make sure that you don’t run into the problem of wearing the wrong thing during your vacation, just to look cute.

Wearing the correct thing starts, as mentioned before, with making sure everyone has the right shoes for walking around a Theme Park.

Don’t try out new shoes in the Parks or think you are going to wear flip-flops or heels all day.

Make sure that you have shoes that are comfortable and that you are able to walk a lot in easily.

When it comes to clothes, lightweight, breathable items are the best for hot summer days. Although we love the spirit jerseys from Walt Disney World, those aren’t the best for the warm weather.

Also, make sure what you wear will hold up on all the rides. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Expedition Everest, and a few others are a little intense, so you will want to make sure you are dressed so you don’t have any embarrassing moments. The same goes for swimwear at the Water Parks.

This goes for the winter months as well. Make sure if you are heading down during the winter months that you are prepared with layers.

Being dressed appropriately will make your trip a lot more enjoyable.

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Family Will Fight

No one wants to talk about this, but know that it will probably happen at some point during your Walt Disney World vacation.

Families members will get tired, hungry, or overstimulated, which can result in a family disagreement. It might be about what ride to go to next, where to have a snack, or how long you can stay at the pool.

If you find yourself in a family disagreement, don’t freak out or feel bad, but instead take a moment and a step back.

Try to go into the vacation with an open mind and the ability to be flexible. Know that if you need to adjust your plans that it is okay. Remember, you don’t have to do everything.

Take some downtime in the Resort to relax or even consider splitting up to allow for some time away from one another. By doing this, you will find everyone in a lot better spirits.

We hope that bringing some of these commonly known problems to your attention will help you to be prepared if they come up on your Walt Disney World vacation.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.