4 - Don’t Stay off Property
This really is a matter of personal preference, but if this is your first Disney World vacation, I recommend staying at a Disney resort. It’s convenient, Disney has transportation that will shuttle you to and from the parks and your resort, and you will feel surrounded by the magic, even when you leave the parks. There are so many perks to staying on property, like Extra Magic Hours, and you can have your park purchases sent to your resort so you don’t have to carry them around with you all day. If you think it’s outside your budget to stay on property, have a travel agent look for a deal, or stay at a Value resort. They are the most inexpensive tier of resorts, but are still a great option.