Wish Upon a Planner’s Favorites

Need a tried and tested recommendation for practical tools to make your trip even more magical? We’ve got ya covered!

Ever wasted hours hunting down the best airfare prices, shoes that aren’t going to shred your feet after 12 hours of wear, a stroller than doesn’t require a 200 ft turning radius, grocery delivery at Walt Disney World, or what the ACTUAL best travel credit card for points is?

Yeah, us too. But you can stop searching now – we’ve got you! Welcome to WUAP’s Favorites, where you’ll find our honest recommendations for all of your Disney and travel needs. We’re a practical bunch, and we only feature products and services that we’ve personally tested, use, and love.

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WUAP Readers' Choice Awards

We hear you: Googling “best backpack,” “best walking shoes,” or “best stroller,” and throwing yourself at the mercy of a bunch of (fakeee) Amazon reviews feels like yet ANOTHER part of the neverending Planning a Disney Vacation job description. 

Well, say hello to the Wish Upon a Planner Readers' Choice Awards. Get recommendations you can trust from more than 400 (smart) people, stop the Googling, and get to the *add to cart* part already!

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The best of those Readers' Choice Awards and our personal favorite items are ready in our Amazon storefront—so you can click and get on with it!

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Editor Favorites

Sites & services that we trust, use, and love—no junk here. All to help save you time, sanity, and major dough. (and now I want a pastry).

David’s DVC Rentals

So you can save hundreds (and thousands in some cases) on Deluxe Resorts at Disney. 

Priceline

The best site for booking off-property hotels and resorts, and really, travel in general. We love booking the Swan/Dolphin via a good Express Deal.

The actual search we use

Chase Sapphire Preferred

The absolute best rewards credit card, especially for travelers. Skip the Disney Visa card thing.

Gimme the points, baybee

Undercover Tourist

The best and most legit site for discounted park tickets. Their company and customer service is superb.

Search discounted tickets

Rakuten

The easiest cashback site on the web—if you’re an online shopper (umm, who isn’t), install the Chrome Extension and you’re good to go. Plus, $30 for signing up and using. It’s legit, and it’s awesome.

Start getting cash back

Instacart

There’s lots of grocery delivery services for those snacks & morning coffee stash, but we find Insta to have the best selection and best service. We love ‘em.

Our #1 grocery pick

VRBO

Need more space or your own private pool? Renting a house usually means saving tons of money at Disney. We almost always use VRBO, and our specific search is below.

Check out neighborhoods we like

Touring Plans

We love the Crowd Calendar & the Lines App for seeing “actual” wait times vs. posted wait times. Invaluable, incredibly affordable, and pretty bright people behind it.

Check out the Lines App

Gettin’ Around

We personally use rideshare, Uber/Lyft, when getting back and forth from MCO but also while in Orlando. It’s easy, usually the most affordable, and we’ve never had an issue on over 200+ rides in the past few years.

The Best of the Best Travel Agents

We’re at the point in our adult lives where if we don’t know how or what to do, just tell us who you trust to hire and where to go. Same goes for Disney—and while travel agents are a dime a dozen, a caring expert is worth their weight in gold. Our top two trusted experts:

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Don't leave without your free copy of our current edition Snack Lookbook: 10 Overlooked Disney Treats You Need to Know!

Whether you like ice cream, pastries, or an adult frozen drank like us (vacation!), these are don't miss recs!

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