Don’t spend your entire (expensive) vacation waiting in line.
Don’t spend your entire (expensive) vacation waiting in line.
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It’s something you find yourself thinking at least once a day. Why did no one warn you that taking your kids to see a talking mouse and a pretty castle would feel like so much work?
Instead, everyone keeps telling you that going on a Disney vacation will be “fun” and “totally magical.”
But they aren’t the ones sitting at the computer at 3:00 AM with 14 tabs open, trying to research the best WDW resorts while setting up calendar alerts for 6:00 AM at 30, 60, and 90 days before your arrival in Orlando, are they?
But they aren’t the ones sitting at the computer at 3:00 AM with 14 tabs open, trying to research the best WDW resorts while setting up calendar alerts for 7:00 AM at 30, 60, and 90 days before your arrival in Orlando, are they?
“Wow… planning a trip to Walt Disney World is a LOT more complicated than I thought!”
(Yup, even if you were a total Disney pro just a few years ago, almost everything has changed.)
I MEAN, ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR?
I MEAN, ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR?
“So there is…Early Entry…Rope Drop…Genie… Genie+…Lightning Lanes…OMG. What do I need to actually KNOW with all of this stuff?“
“How do I ensure that I get my family on Guardians, Slinky Dog Dash, and Flight of Passage—without waiting in a 2-hour line?”
"What time should I leave for Early Entry? What about regular rope drop? What attractions should we hit first?"
even if you already started planning...
But guess what? You are 100% not alone.
Walt Disney World has changed a lot since you were a kid. Heck, it’s probably changed a lot since your last visit!
Until you’re in the thick of it, there’s just no way to know how much you’ll need to learn, plan for, keep track of, and – unfortunately – stress over.
Travel arrangements. Resort reservations. Figuring out which parks to visit when. Park reservations. Park tickets. Transportation routes and hours. Early Entry. Genie and Genie+. Special add-ons and events. Dining reservations.
Annnd once you touch down in Orlando, you get to add Florida weather (rain! heat! humidity!), long lines, and crowds to the mix. YAY.
Whew—this whole thing has gone from relaxing getaway to grueling endeavor, and you haven’t even left the house yet.
Oh, and then figuring out how to fit it ALL in on just this one vacation.
Because going to Disney World is not cheap, and it’s probably not something your family gets to do very often.
Basically, you want to do ALL THE FUN DISNEY THINGS, and you want everyone to have a great time.
We totally get it.
Yes, including headliners like Rise of the Resistance, Slinky Dog Dash, and Flight of Passage – without getting stuck in eons-long lines
Have your family and friends thinking you’re a legit superhero because they never waited in line, got to ride their favorites multiple times, and ate the best food
Have a ton of fun and feel like you definitely got your money’s worth by the end of your trip (instead of spending the whole time feeling rushed, stressed, and like you might as well have just set your bank account on fire)
The planning system that has everything you need to avoid long lines, figure out exactly how the heck to get around, beat the crowds, and max out your time in the parks (vs. meltdowns, wasting time, and all other way-too-common scenarios).
Perfectly organized, all in one place. Digital and printable.
YES! I want to rock my vacation!
The Must-Know Park Strategies
In less than 10 minutes, learn everything you need to know for Early Entry, Regular Rope Drop, Genie+ and Lightning Lanes - for all four parks.
While everyone else thinks 45 minute lines are normal, you'll be waiting <10 minutes.
Know when to arrive at transportation or the parking gates (hint: it's not what Disney recommends) and the most *efficient* way to get to the parks.
Learn how to essentially guarantee your family a Virtual Queue spot, and how to snag any sold out Lightning Lanes.
Play Cards & Itinerary Bundle
Here’s where you’ll find our proven strategies for approaching attractions and touring in the right order so that you’re either walking on or spending no more than 15 minutes waiting in line whenever possible.
All of the plans and itineraries in this module are optimized for the shortest wait times and then further tweaked to minimize excessive backtracking… because who wants to walk an extra 5 miles a day in the Florida heat and/or rain if you don’t have to?
A total of eleven, data-backed, smart-yet-flexible Play Cards + Mock Itineraries for all four parks are included so you can choose the best plan for your fam!
Early Entry! Rope Drop! Lightning Lane! Genie! Virtual Queues!
If you’re dizzy trying to figure out how to start your day at any of the four parks, you’re not alone.
With the point of a finger and just a minute or two, the Park Flowcharts tell you exactly what do each park day to be ahead of 98% of the other park guests and keep your waits at 15 minutes or less.
*our customers write in all the time saying that these flowcharts were worth the price alone!
While you’re probably going to get to do everything your magical heart desires with our strategies, knowing the top attractions and what to potentially NOT do can be helpful in planning out your days and managing expectations.
These handy cheatsheets will help you in triaging your priorities properly (which every good plan needs!)
Plug and Play Park Planner
Once you decide on your vacation dates, the next big question is usually, “Now, which days should we go to which parks?” Well, we made it super easy!
Just enter your desired parks on your desired day of the week and this nifty spreadsheet calculator will tell you if your combo is awesome, hit or miss, or to be avoided if possible. That way, you can come away with your park days scheduled in the most optimal order!
your plans are about to get a serious upgrade —
squeal in delight with your family on slinky dog dash
CATCH YOUR DAUGHTER’S DELIGHTED LITTLE GASP AS TINKERBELL FLIES OVERHEAD
salivate over fresh nutella waffles and icy cold dole whip floats
go home talking about your favorite disney memories with your loved ones for years to come
Fit it all in - the rides, the fireworks, and the character hugs
YES! Let's make some magic >>
You cannot get away with just slapping on some sunscreen and showing up at the Magic Kingdom. Disney is complicated, whether we park-goers like it or not.
Mindlessly Googling, talking to a coworker, saving random tips & trick on social media...err, not going to make you a proven system that saves you from long lines and crowds.
Time is money. Most people will buy all kinds of stuff from Amazon for their trip, but not invest in expert *strategy*. And strategy = less time in lines, more fun and memories.
and that's because they :
But we have good news: your vacation doesn’t have to be stressful, complicated, or confusing.
You just need a solid strategy.
Our trip has been from 6/19-6/26. I’m at WDW doing this survey, actually. Our trip has been epic and super efficient and we have loved it! We are a family of 4: Mom, Dad, 2 girls (ages 8 and 4). Park hopper, LL, the Genie+ Tips and tricks, 26/8, EE, rope drop, staying late, your foodie suggestions for snacks and restaurants, it ALL worked for us, so thank you, Ali. You’re my new best friend.
I want to thank you for all the Genie+ tips. We took advantage of early entry and with the tips, we rarely waited in line. We rode Expedition Everest three times in a row with no line. We never followed the crowd but we stuck to your tips and it worked. Thank you for all your work!! 😊
Since being a customer, I’ve taken the time to really strategize ahead of our WDW trips in order to maximize our vacations and get the most for our money. I felt like I was prepared for any scenario, which is awesome b/c you don't always know if the fam is going to be up at dawn ready to rope drop or needs a day to sleep in. Either way, I felt prepared to still get a lot out of our day!
We were able to get many sold out rides with your strategies. I think my family would hate our trips if I didn’t have them planned out and strategized with what I’ve learned through you. It would take our favorite family time of the year to possibly the worst if they went on a trip only to stand in lines. They never stand in lines because of my planning. The only lines we stand in are bus lines.
We want you to have the most epic trip ever – that’s the magic of what we do!
Our goal: to offer you tools that make it easy and convenient to experience all of the attractions and more at Walt Disney World with minimal wait times, and feel like your friend in planning.
If for any reason you’re not totally satisfied with your downloads and the quality of information, or you go on vacation and you wait in long lines, just email us and we’ll happily issue you a full refund.
Our #1 priority here is our customers (you know, like businesses were in the '90s!)—which means we stand by all of our planning products 100%.
Ok, I'm in! Let's get to planning!
OK, I'm In! Let's get to planning!
Ali Wigle is the founder of Wish Upon a Planner and brains behind everything Disney strategy (and usually eating or longing for chips & queso paired with a salty margarita).
Each year, her strategies help more than 20,000+ people skip long lines, get the most value for their dollars spent, and experience the Walt Disney World vacations of their dreams (and don’t worry – that’s still just .0002% of annual visitors!).
Her specialty? Fifteen years of analyzing crowd patterns, wait times, and pricing trends to show her community members how to plan more efficient, stress-free Disney visits.
When you’re planning a very pricey, very wished-for Disney vacation, you’ve gotta have at least a few current, objective, numbers-backed strategies in your corner, too.
That’s where we come in – we do the math so you can just focus on the magic. That means you can always count on info and advice that comes from analysis, research, and experiencing the parks. It's our team's full-time job - not a hobby.
Yes, we love Disney… but we also love being smart consumers, and you can always count on our team to give it to you straight. No bias. No nonsense.
Struggle through the planning process, feel frustrated and overwhelmed, and likely miss out on some of the fun stuff you wanted to see and do.
Arrive at Disney. Feel confused and stressed. Spend most of your time waiting in line, refereeing squabbles between kids, grumbling at your spouse, walking 300 miles in the Florida weather, missing out on some of the fun stuff you wanted to see and do, spending a TON of money on “meh” food, and longing for a vacation from your vacation....
Go through the tutorials, craft a flexible and genius plan with the strategies, and save the Play Cards and Checklists. Sit back. Relax. Become a Disney pro.
Know EXACTLY what to expect when you arrive at WDW. Find your group crushing it in the parks, easily snagging that Virtual Queue spot, zipping around on Disney transportation, and knowing exactly how to grab any reservations that you had missed.
Stuff yourself with only the best meals and snacks.
Never wait in lines longer than an average of 20 minutes the entire trip.
Watch your kids’ eyes light up. Laugh and hold hands with your partner. Feel your heart grow three sizes watching the nighttime fireworks.
Come home feeling relaxed, happy, fulfilled, and closer to the ones you love.
YES! gimme the strategies! >>
YES! GIMME THE STRATEGIES! >>
When Disney makes any changes that could affect best strategies (touring the parks, making dining reservations, the new Genie system, and paid features), we update the materials. You will be able to access your downloads for up to a year, and you’ll get any and all updates we make during that time. We got you! You’ll get our free weekly Listletter®, too, which is like a mini-briefing of news and changes at the parks you’ll receive via e-mail. Basically – you’re covered, no matter what!
Sounds too good to be true, but it’s totally not! The majority of people heading to the Disney parks don’t do much – if any – prior research (tbh, you’d be shocked). That means they don’t have a plan… like, at all. And for the small number of people who DO legitimately plan, they almost never do it based on data-driven, numbers-based research.
Our plans and touring hacks are frequently tested and optimized based on algorithms and numbers, and then they’re condensed into easy-to-understand mediums and terminology for you. Our standby plans can help you avoid having to wait more than 15 minutes max (on average) for each attraction. And if you’re using Genie+, our itineraries will show you how to max it out and get your money’s worth!
That’s totally up to you! Time is money at Disney (really), and our downloads and strategies will help you make the most of out every moment (which, tbh, might be even more precious and important if you only have a single day to enjoy the park(s)!).
If you're going to purchase and use Genie+ though (which I suggest if you just have one day): buy the Genie+ Mastery Mini-Course and focus on that as your strategy first. This Playbook should be 2nd priority!
Please do NOT go to those parks during a school or Federal holiday WITHOUT a plan and ride strategy!
While the major holidays can definitely see larger crowds, our strategies and tips will always put you ahead of people without them – regardless of how busy it may be on your trip.
Yup! The strategies in here will work for anyone, even if you have unique circumstances or special considerations.
You will! Strategy isn’t limited to groups that are staying on Disney property. Whether you’re staying on or off-property, we’ll show you the way to beat the crowds and skip the lines as much as possible.
YES! The strategies work for anyone heading to the parks, regardless of how prepared (or underprepared!) you might be. Even if you’ve already planned your trip out to a tee, you’ll still find plenty of value in the strategy playbook.
Why yes, we think it will! While beginner-to-intermediate Dis-goers will get the absolute most out of our stuff, seasoned Disney pros love it, too!
And, if you’re not completely satisfied, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee. With 20,000+ annual readers and a 98% satisfaction rate, we think the chances of you learning something valuable are pretty dang good.
All content is on our private, members-only website. Once you complete your purchase, you’ll receive instructions on how to create your account and get started immediately! Then you can dive in, download, save, print—whatever you’d like!
Nope, sorry! This is currently only good for the Walt Disney World parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
We do a lot of Disneyland travel too and may release something eventually. You won’t miss anything if you’re subscribed to our emails!
The truth is, you can find a lot of Disney information on the internet. But not all if it is current. Not all of it is good. And there’s the part where you can’t Google questions you don’t even know to ask.
And while there’s a ton of fun Disney content out there, it’s largely subjective and based on fandom. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that – but it’s the data and numbers that matter when it comes time to saving you time and money.
Finally, if you’re looking for Disney info in the Google wilderness, you might have to piece together dozens of individual bits of information. Part of the charm of the Parks Strategy Playbook is that it’s all perfectly organized in one awesome place. It’ll pay for itself in both time and money saved before you even set foot on Disney property.
That’s a great question! The key word here is “everyone.” Walt Disney World gets an average of 60+ million visitors to all four parks each year. In comparison, our community is much smaller and more intimate. If 20,000 people buy our strategies each year, that’s only 0.003% of total visitors. As you can see, the actual number of people using these strategies is pretty tiny!
Your cost of each hour in the park is $51.
If you’re a numbers person (hello, we love you), let’s do the math to see how the Parks Strategy Playbook to WDW can pay for itself!
Average daily ticket cost per person = ~$128
Let's use a group of 4 people as an example...
$128 x 4 = $512 per park day
And we'll assume you're in the park an average of 10 hours per day.
$512/10 = $51.20
We guarantee that the Playbook will save you at least one hour per day.
Our average user? They save at LEAST four hours per day.
4 hours per day saved = $204
Times five days in the parks = $1020
The Complete Parks Strategy Playbook to Walt Disney World = $34.99
+ one hour of your time to go through it and make a plan = ....
Pay $34.99 to save up to 30 hours and the equivalent of $1000+?
Yep, I Get it. Let's do this! >>
Yep, I get it.
Let's do this! >>
You’re probably spending hundreds — if not thousands — on your Disney vacation.
Our best-selling Parks Playbook is a teeny investment that’ll more than pay for itself on the first day of your trip.