It’s always a great time to visit Walt Disney World, but this week is something special. Between the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the start of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, it’s time for guests to fall in love with the Most Magical Place on Earth all over again. 

While these two events are taking center stage this week, there’s still plenty of things to do across the resort as well. With Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in full swing and the all-new NBA Experience open in Disney Springs, it’s time to plan a trip to Walt Disney World resort, now more than ever.  To help you keep up with all the excitement, here are some top tips to make the most of your time in the parks!

My Disney Experience
This app is going to be your best friend during your Disney days! From current wait times on attractions to park hours, show times and more, My Disney Experience is your Walt Disney World information headquarters. With just a few clicks you can mobile order lunch, confirm your next FastPass+ reservation, or check the map to find your way to the next experience on your list. To make sure you don’t miss a beat while in the parks, don’t forget to download this app to your smartphone before you head to the Most Magical Place on Earth. You’ll thank us later!

Play Disney Parks
Another great app to download before your vacation is the Play Disney Parks app. Guests can turn their wait time into play time as this app connects you to unique playlists, games, and more while bringing your surrounding environment to life. If you’ll be visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, this app is a must. Play Disney Parks app will transform your mobile device into your own Star Wars: Datapad that will help you unlock a whole new set of adventures within the new land. 

Extra, Extra Magic Hours
With the recent opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Walt Disney World will be offering extra, extra magic hours in select theme parks from September 1, 2019 until November 2, 2019. By staying on grounds for your Walt Disney World vacation, you’ll have to opportunity to take advantage of this extra time in the parks. 

To make way for the expected crowds, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will open every morning from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM for extra, extra magic hours. Starting August 29, 2019 until November 2, 2019, both Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will also open even earlier, from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM daily for extra, extra magic hours. If you’re staying on property for your vacation between now and November 2, 2019, don’t forget to rise and shine to enjoy shorter wait times!

If you keep these three tips in mind, you’re sure to make the most of your time on your upcoming vacation to the Most Magical Place on Earth! From extra, extra magic hours to in-park apps, it’s never been easier to have the best day ever at Walt Disney World resort.