The magic of Disney is all around the parks. Each day of your Walt Disney World visit provides new and exciting opportunities to experience the magic of Disney. To keep up with all of the limitless daily offerings in and around the parks, it’s good to get into the habit of picking up a Times Guide each day. This will keep you informed as to all of the happenings in and around the parks. A park map is also very helpful to get you where you’re going quickly.
Where do I get a Times Guide?
Display racks with Times Guides and park maps are available immediately upon entering the parks and at the main drop off and pick up locations at Disney Springs. Simply choose the one for your language. Guests can also find them scattered around the parks and Disney Springs in stands at some of the restaurants and merchandise registers, as well as at the Guest Relations offices.
What’s Included in the Times Guide?
The information included in the Times Guide changes week-to-week, and sometimes even day-to-day if the schedule changes or if extra experiences are added. They are loaded with information and some of what’s included are highlighted below.
Park hours are listed for each day of the week. Park hours are sometimes changed with very little notice so that’s a great reason to pick up one each day.
Parades and Nighttime Spectacular Times
All parades, dance parties and fireworks showtimes are listed. You will need to consult your park map for the parade routes.
Some attractions and restaurants have different operating hours than the parks. Those are listed here so you’ll know when you need to get to an attraction before it closes, or so you’ll know that the quick-service restaurant you planned to visit closes earlier than expected.
There are many stage shows and street shows that are performed in the parks each day. The times and locations for these are listed here.
Atmosphere entertainment is the extra entertainment and side shows that are offered at Animal Kingdom. The times and locations are listed here.
Character Greeting Times
The name of each character, the location and the times guests can meet their favorite characters are listed here. This is why you should be sure to pick up a park map along with your Times Guide as some of the meet n greet areas are not in big traffic areas.
If new dining or shopping locations have recently opened in the park, there will be a small ad for them, just to let you know.
I stop and pick these up every time I enter the park. I like to know what’s going on at all times, as occasionally plans need to be modified. The best way to regroup is to know your options. Being informed also ensures that you won’t miss out on any of the magic.
Thanks for joining me and have a magical day!
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