Travel Tip of the Week 8/4/2013

By Andy Herndon

Each week, we at The D-Cast want to bring you money saving tips for going on that Disney vacation. Often times they are practical things, other fun, and sometimes they are specific to Orlando or Anaheim. We believe that if you are financially responsible, disciplined and are willing to do your homework a Disney Vacation can be a reality for you and your family to make memories together!

This week’s travel tip is important you begin to set your date for your Disney vacation.  Too often vacationers plan their vacations around holidays or other popular vacation times. When vacationing at a Disney Park this will ensure you will not spend a day of waiting in attraction lines. You want to make the best out of your time and we here at the D-Cast suggest that when you plan you vacation look and see how busy the park will be by using

If you have ever been to a Disney Park when it is packed and have had to wait 45 minutes to ride the Pinocchio attraction in Fantasyland you know that huge crowds= no fun.

Now there may be nothing you can do about when your vacation is, but knowing what the crowds look like will be helpful in preparing for the day at Disneyland. used a 4 tear system as follows: Ghost town, It’s Alright, Yup, it’s packed, and Forget About It!

 The system is pretty self explanatory. But here is an example of how to use it. Matthew and I will be in the Disneyland Parks on October 10-11. We look at the projections on and it says on October 10 “Hey, It’s Alright” but for October 11 it says “Yup, It’s Packed”. With this information we can make plans to make sure we ride the more popular attractions with longer lines on the 10th.

Now this is just projections based on past years, school vacations and trends. Things like weather, current events, and other unforeseen circumstances will change thing but you can also get real time updates from their website as well.

About thedcast

Podcast, blog and YouTube channel with Dale Wentland and Andy Herndon. We talk all things movies in the Disney universe, including Star Wars (LucasFilm), Marvel & Pixar.

Posted on September 6, 2013, in Travel Tip of the Week and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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