My 5 Favorite Things About Disney World (As An Adult)

I am back from two wirlwind trips over the last two weeks and I am excited to start recapping them! I am going out of order today and sharing my favorite things from our most recent trip which was Disney World! This was my first time staying at a Disney property and I am fairly certain I will for every Disney trip that is to come. It really is true that it’s the most magical place on earth- especially during the Christmas season!


It has taken me almost 10 years to get back to Disney and it’s totally different as an adult, which is why I thought it would be fun to recap.

1- The kindness of the staff. It’s no secret that Disney has some tough requirements to work in one of their parks, and it is evident that those that have the chance are very thankful for the opportunity. We came across a total of two workers that didn’t have a smile on their face and something kind to say- it was a wonderful and welcome change to the day-to-day world we live in now.


2- Endless Christmas decorations. I seriously wonder how big the warehouse is that houses all of the decorations when it isn’t November-January. Everywhere you turn, in every park, was something else Christmas related. It was wonderful! From the Christmas music that greeted us as soon as we walked into our first park, to the themed Christmas tree at every entrance, it was all beautiful.

3- Resort and park transportation. This was mainly because we were staying on a Disney property, but it was a HUGE benefit and made it well worth the extra cost. For starters, we had a ride from the airport to our hotel and then back to the airport at the end of our trip. Then we had a bus that took us to every park, and a boat that provided transportation to Disney Springs (previously Downtown Disney) We did not need to call an Uber or wait longer than 15 minutes for a ride at any point to and from the parks.

4- Disney Memory Maker/PhotoPass. I am going to do a longer post on this in the future but it is a MUST have if you are visiting a few parks and staying for multiple days. For a fee of $149 we were able to have a single photo pass among 4 people to view and download every photo of us in the park and on rides. Generally it is about $25 to buy a print of a ride photo, if you ride every larger ride and want the photo that is easily $250+, and if everyone wants a copy you either make copies or buy them. With the Photo Pass we were able to get photos in multiple locations throughout each park, with characters and from rides. Then you can download them directly to your phone or computer.


5- Magic Bands. These bands are awesome! Since we stayed on property we used the band as our door key, credit card, Fast Pass ticket, park ticket, transportation ticket, and photo pass. I loved how convenient it was to have everything all on one band, and I think they are so cute…especially with a monogram 😉 The only thing I wish it had was a watch or pedometer capabilities, however I did hear that you could buy something to attach to the band for it to have this.

What is your favorite thing about Disney World?

  • Alexandra Yargeau

    I LOVE the monogram on your magic band! Did you order it as a decal?

  • Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I’m so glad that you had a great time at Disney! They really do have everything down to a science to make sure that you have the most magician experience! I loved our trip to Disney World during Christmas, but the Fall might give Christmas a run for its money! Next trip you’ll need to try to go during food and wine and Mickey’s not so scary! I can’t wait to read about all of your trips!

  • Megan

    You monogrammed your magic bands?! I’m really not surprised but I had no idea it was possible. Can’t wait to read more about your trip :)

  • Lindsay

    OMG the magic bands are SO cute!
    Did you guys get to see the fireworks at Epcot? Amaaaazing.

  • Jen

    I absolutely love the photopasses, they are so smart and convenient.

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I can’t wait to go back to Disney! Pleasant staff is so refreshing, like you said…especially in this day and age. I heard the Magic bands are awesome and I loved when we were on our Disney Cruise that we didn’t have to carry anything with us..just gave them our room key and all the charges, etc went on our room. Disney is so magical :)

  • Annie

    Disney is just SO magical. It’s such a fun escape from reality into this fantasy world that we desperately believed in when we were kids. I loved your Epcot Passports– they were so cute! I love your band too! When we went two years ago, they were just starting the bands to get into the parks and all they had were plain gray ones. It’s so cool to see that they have branched out. How did you get your monogram on them?! SO CUTE!

  • Lauren

    Awww I SO want to go back! I miss the magic!

  • Laura Powell

    I can’t wait to go back! Between all the drinks in Epcot and everything on your list, I have got to get myself down there! Hopefully next year :)

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