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Here you’ll find ready-to-browse videos, blog posts, lists, advice and more from our experienced panelists to help you get the most out of your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation. Come explore! Plus, be sure to check back soon for more content featuring Disneyland® Resort, Disney Cruise Line® and Disney Vacation Club® and more.

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        planDisney Podcast Series, Presented by State Farm

        Each day planDisney panelists answer Disney vacation planning questions for guests around the world. If guests have questions about Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club or even Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, these panelists have the answers. And now we are excited to announce that the panelists are offering their great tips and advice in a completely new format on the planDisney Podcast, presented by State Farm.

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        Disney Planning Checklist

        Don't miss these useful Disney Vacation Planning Checklists.

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        Top 22 in 2022

        It's a New Year and at planDisney we think it's the perfect year to plan a Disney vacation, whether it be at Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort or cruising with Disney Cruise Line. To assist you in the process, the panelists at planDisney have created a top 22 list of things you won't want to miss in 2022!

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        planDisney: Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort for the First Time with Your Little Ones

        There is nothing more magical than the holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. However, add in little ones experiencing the joy of the season in the Most Magical Place on Earth for the first time and we are talking pure holiday perfection.

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        Tips for EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

        planDisney offers up top tips for making the most of the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

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        Our Top 23 in 2023

        There is always so much to do and see at Disney parks, and 2023 has even more in store for our guests! Whether you’re visiting Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort this year, the planDisney panelists have compiled their top 23 things you won't want to miss in 2023!

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        What's in Your Park Bag?

        The alarm clock goes off. Tired little eyes open around the room, but then the excitement kicks in, and perhaps some caffeine from a cup of coffee … it’s time to get ready for your day in the parks! No matter whether you are headed to a theme park, a water park, Disney Springs, or Downtown Disney, you are going to want to make sure you have the essentials in your park bag. While everyone’s bag will look different from backpacks to day bags, what goes in the bag is super important for a successful day in the parks. In honor of National Plan for Vacation Day, the planDisney panelists are here with their top recommendations on what to pack in your park bag. We feel confident their list would make even Mary Poppins smile.

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        Planning for Downtime on Your Vacation

        Often times guests will say they need a vacation after their Disney vacation. They enjoyed every minute, but they never seemed to have any downtime. At planDisney we support the downtime and have a few suggestions for making room for downtime on your next Disney getaway.

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        Tips for a Day on Batuu

        May the 4th be with you! To celebrate this galactical spectacular day we are here with our top tips and recommendations for planning your next trip to Batuu. Buckle up and get ready for an out of this world experience.

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        planDisney Pocket Guides

        Want to learn more about the different resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort? Look no further than our Disney Resort Hotels Pocket Guides. Click below to read more about your favorite hotel, or perhaps learn more about one you have been wanting to try! From room accommodations to dining locations, these Pocket Guides have it all.

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        Top Tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

        Get in on the frightful fun as the planDisney panelists share Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party itinerary insights for little kids, big kids at heart, and the whole family!

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        Must Do Restaurants

        There are so many amazing restaurants at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line, it was hard for our planDisney panelists to come up with their must do list, but they have done it! Check out their top picks when it comes to restaurants.

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        Halfway to the Holidays 2022

        Join planDisney as we share tips on where you can find holiday ornaments at Disney Destinations. Happy Halfway to Holidays!

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        Trick or Treat Year Round with planDisney

        Join the planDisney panelists as they celebrate Halfway to Halloween with treat guides guests can use all year long! Trick or Treat!

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        12 Things to Know Before You Visit Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

        It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Most Magical Place on Earth! Whether the crew in your sleigh consists of little ones, adults, or a multi-generational mix, these itinerary insights for Mickey's Very Mery Christmas Party are sure to create an evening of merriment you’ll never forget!

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        Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

        Spring is in the air and there is no better place to enjoy the beauty of the season than at the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. If you are including this festival in your Walt Disney World Resort spring plans, the planDisneypanelists have some great tips and recommendations for making the most of your visit!

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        A Christmas Collection with a Little Bit of Magic

        Celebrate Christmas in July with the Disney Parks Moms Panel as they look forward to the joy of decorating the tree with their favorite Disney ornaments.

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        Halfway to the Holidays

        Join the planDisney Panelists in celebrating Halfway to the Holidays.

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        Celebrating Halfway to Halloween with planDisney

        Join us at planDisney as we celebrate the hauntingly, wonderful mark of halfway to Halloween! And be sure to follow along at the Disney Parks  Blog for a spooktacular takeover of one of our favorite holidays!

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        Christmas in July

        Breakout the hot cocoa, put on the Christmas music and deck those halls with magical, twinkling Christmas lights, it's time for Christmas in July with Disney Parks.

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        Jet-Setter Itinerary

        Get ready to jet-set around Walt Disney World Resort with this insider tips!

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        Classic Disney Itinerary

        Do you love the Classics? If so, we have the perfect itinerary for your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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        Thrill-Seeker Itinerary

        All aboard for one thrill seeking Walt Disney World Resort itinerary! This day will include turns, twists and pure excitement. Ready for the challenge? Let’s go!

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        Top Tips for Adults Only Vacations

        Fact: A Disney vacation is not just for kids. And if you ever had any doubts, the planDisney panelists are here to offer their advice on planning an adults-only Disney vacation.


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        What Time of Year Should I Go?

        According to the planDisney panelists, anytime of year is a great time for a Disney vacation! However, if they could choose only one time of the year to go, they definitely have their favorite seasons!

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        How to Plan an Impromptu Disney Vacation

        For some, the thrill of planning a Disney vacation is simply that … the planning. While others like to pack up the car and say, “this weekend we are going to Disney.” If you are that person, we have tips for you.

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        Snacks ... Because it's All About the Snacks

        You can't mention a Disney vacation without talking about snacks! DOLE Whip, popcorn, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, churros etc ... they are all calling your name! In celebration of National Plan for Vacation Day, our panelists have come up with the snacks they can't do without. Do you see some of your favorites?

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        Winnie the Pooh's 95th Anniversary

        Join the planDisney panelists as we all say "Hip Hip Hooray" for Winnie the Pooh on the 95th anniversary of his first publication in 1926.  

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        Dole Whip Day

        Join the planDisney Panelists in celebrating Dole Whip Day!

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        Fireworks Light Up the Night at Walt Disney World Resort

        Walt Disney World Resort offers Guests the chance to see some of the most magical fireworks, but where to view them is a question we often receive. No fears, as the planDisney panelists are here with their tips and recommendations for viewing fireworks at the Most Magical Place on Earth!

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        Top 10 Packing Tips

        I am going to Walt Disney World Resort, but what in the world do I pack?

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        National Plan for Vacation Day!

        Rise and shine! It’s National Plan for Vacation Day and the planDisney panelists are here and ready to help you plan your next Disney vacation! Resorts, theme parks, restaurants and so much more await you. 


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        Tips for Getting the Family Involved

        Half the fun of planning a Disney vacation is enlisting the help of family members. planDisney is here with some helpful tips and advice on getting the youngest to the youngest at heart involved in the planning details!

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        21 Tips for Your Walt Disney World Resort Vacation in 2021

        Whether you are a Guest that visits multiple times a year or you are planning your first visit to Walt Disney World Resort, planDisney has 21 tips for you when visiting in 2021:

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        What Would I Order?

        The planDisney panelists believe a large part of what makes a Disney vacation unlike any other is, of course, the food! Here’s a few of their recommendation on what to order at their favorite Disney spots.

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        Top 10 Souvenirs

        Souvenirs from a Walt Disney World Resort vacation remind us of the memories created with loved ones. For some, the newest edition of Ears is the prized souvenir, while others may simply want to return home with all the Mickey snacks. We promise no judgement here! We polled the panel and here are a few of their favorite souvenirs.

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        Top Vacation Planning Tools

        There are so many different tools one can use to plan a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. For some there is nothing better than a beautiful spreadsheet, while others depend whole-heartedly on apps such as My Disney Experience. Here are a few of our panelists’ top tools to help your planning go smooth. And if you still have questions, ask us! We’re here to help!

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        Countdown to Your Disney Vacation

        For many, the magic of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation happens before you even pack your first bag. The planDisney panelists love a good countdown to a Disney vacation, and they are here to share some of their favorite ideas!

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        Best Tips for Selecting a Resort

        Perhaps one of the most difficult decisions you will make when planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation is which fabulous Resort hotel to stay. There is a resort for every budget and for every party size. planDisney is here to offer up some of their best tips when choosing your hotel.


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        Mobile Ordering

        Looking for a simple way to dine and make the most out of your day? Try the Mobile Order feature on the My Disney Experience app. planDisney panelists have detailed just how fun and time saving this new way to dine can be. Take a look!

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        Magic Moments - Learn and Create

        Millions of people around the world are at home and looking for ways to spend time together (and apart!), and we have been thrilled to see how fans and families are creating their own “only Disney” moments in their daily lives. Check out the great ideas we are sharing so your family can learn and create at home! #DisneyMagicMoments 

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        More #DisneyMagicMoments

        Check out Disney Parks Blog for even more #DisneyMagicMoments!

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        Planning Tips for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

        Planning a trip to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge? Be sure to check out this Blog Post that includes tips and recommendations from members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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        Magic Moments - Fun and Play

        The Disney Parks Blog has created a curated set of resources to spark imagination and share magic. Fun and Play is one of three areas you can check out some amazing content. Enjoy and share on your social media using #DisneyMagicMoments.

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        Magic Moments - Care and Community

        Since taking the unprecedented steps of closing our theme parks and stores and suspending our cruises, we have continued to focus on ways we can make a difference during this time. Check out the latest news from the Disney Parks Blog. #DisneyMagicMoments

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        Top 10 Tips: How to Select the Best Resort for your Family

        Not sure which Walt Disney World Resort hotel is the best for your family? Check out the top tips from our Panelists in helping you choose the best locations for your next stay. From small families to large reunions, Walt Disney World Resort has the perfect Resort hotel for your travel party.

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        Disney Skyliner

        We asked our panel for their best tips for experiencing the new Disney Skyliner and getting around Walt Disney World Resort. Check out what our panelist had to say!

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        Preschool Planning 102 Videos

        Ready for Preschool Planning 102? Then join Tabitha and Crystal as they provide helpful advice on traveling with your Preschooler to Disney Water Parks, an overview on Baby Care Centers and more. These tips make traveling with little ones a breeze!

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        Preschool Planning 101 Videos

        Join Lindsey for Preschool 101, as she shares her best tips and practices for traveling to Walt Disney World Resort with your Preschooler. From Disney Resort Hotel choices to age-appropriate attractions, she makes it as easy as 1-2-3!

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