• On Mar 19, 2017
    Karen from ID Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! When you book a vacation package: 1) Do you get to pick the color of your Magic Band? 2) Can you purchase the Park Hopper opt on just certain days of your trip & not all of them? 3) What is the soonest you can book your vacation package? Thanks!

    Howdy, Karen! You are going to enjoy your first family trip so much! I wish I could walk around with you and look at how big your smiles are going to be. Bigger than the Cheshire Cat, I’d wager!

    Yes, you can choose the color of your MagicBands! After you book your vacation package, you can log on to your My Disney Experience Account and personalize them by choosing a color for each member of your party as well as the name that is inscribed on the inside. You don’t have to go with your regular name, either! Choose a nickname, a favorite character, or something else; it’s up to you!

    I can not over-recommend choosing the Park Hopper option! It’s key for my family to hit the parks early, take a rest with our little kiddos before spending the afternoon at Epcot and grabbing dinner in Hollywood Studios. The Park Hopper Ticket option is and all-or-none scenario, but you do have the option of whether or not to include the “Plus,” which is mini-golf and water parks and such. It’s a great way to expand the magic of your vacation!

    Lastly, if your desired trip dates are open at your preferred Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you could book tomorrow, if you liked! I like to plan in advance, by at least 70 days. This gives me time to set up my reservation and make my FastPass+ reservations at the 60-day before check-in mark, which will allow me to skip lines for up to three rides a day (and more when those first three daily passes are used). 

    If I can help plan your magical vacation more, please let me know! To infinity and beyond! ~Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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