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  • On Aug 10, 2022
    Marc from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I’ve booked and paid for my vacation package. Will I receive anything by mail at all? Like a welcome package of some sort? I’m just super excited to be coming back and seeing my girlfriend experience the magic for the first time!

    Hiya Marc!

    Welcome to planDisney, and thank you for sending us this magical question. Oh my goodness, Marc, what a special vacation you are planning! Your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is so memorable, and I am honoured to be a part of such a magical occasion. I still remember mine from when I was a kid, and I love getting to help other Guests experience the Disney magic for the first time too! 

    Since the Magical Express is no longer used at the Walt Disney World Resort, luggage tags do not always get delivered to your door anymore, nor do other documents since they are no longer necessary. Since you have a Resort hotel reservation, you can decide to purchase a MagicBand or MagicBand+ and have it delivered to your home ahead of your trip! Resort hotel Guests can even benefit from special prices on their MagicBands, so it is truly a great offer. Lastly, I always like to buy a souvenir or two on my trips, so you could celebrate your first visit by ordering something special from shopDisney and having it delivered before your trip. I know this is a bit different from what you were expecting, but there are still a few ways to make some Disney magic before your vacation! Once you arrive at your Resort hotel, however, make sure to pick up your "First Visit" button, as Cast Members will be able to join in on the magic with you. 

    Speaking of extra magic, did you know you will visit the Walt Disney World Resort during the most wonderful time of the year? Indeed, there is no better way to ring in the holiday season than by visiting the Disney Parks and enjoying all the Holiday chEAR they offer. I always love seeing each park's unique offerings, like Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, and the Merry Menagerie at Disney's Animal Kingdom or the Holiday entertainment at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Outside of the theme parks, you can even visit incredible gingerbread displays at select Disney Resort hotels or go through the Christmas Tree Stroll at Disney Springs. Finally, if you and your girlfriend are foodies like me, definitely keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog, as they typically post seasonal Foodie Guides with all the best treats across Walt Disney World property.

    I hope this was helpful, Marc, and that you and your Ohana will have the best day ever on your first Walt Disney World Resort visit. If you have any other questions in the time leading up to your trip, please don't hesitate to reach back out! It is always an honour to help Guests like you make magical memories that will last a lifetime.

    Have a magical day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Ariane, Quebec

Hello humans! My name is Ariane and I am a French-speaking Walt Disney World Resort lover from Montreal, Canada! Since the cold does bother me (sorry Elsa!), the Walt Disney World Resort has become my second home. If you need any help planning the most magical vacation from Canada or finding the most Instagrammable spots and treats, I'm your gal! I cannot wait to help you chase the wind and touch the sky on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Ariane

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