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Picking the Best Seat on Epcot’s Soarin’

Epcot’s Soarin’, one of the resort’s most popular rides, features sets of benches that leave the ground and hang in front of a screen. The best seats have no dangling feet from another row obstructing the view. Get one by asking for a position ending in 1 (A-1, B-1, C-1). The row ending in 3 is the lowest to the ground and therefore best for those afraid of heights.

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Tips and tricks for getting the most for your money at Disney World

This year, Disney World has adorned the classic amusement formula (buy tickets, ride rides) with a new, high-concept accessory: MagicBands. Embedded with sensors and linked to guests’ personal information, this bracelet works like a wearable magic wand as visitors roam Walt Disney World Florida’s four theme parks and two water parks.

Wave it over sensors and it grants front-gate admittance, makes cashless purchases, opens locked hotel-room doors, and validates up to three reservations a day for the shorter FastPass+ lines at major attractions. You can also change plans on the fly using an app, My Disney Experience.

Disney’s new technological wrinkles have created a rabbit hole of advance research requirements that not even Alice would enjoy. But we have some insider tips to help. | By Jason Cochran, Travel + Leisure

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