• On Feb 5, 2018
    Teresa from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are coming end of march being of april and its my kids first time there I have a girl 6 and a 13 boy. I want to make sure it is there best time.

    Hi Teresa,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Wow - time is of the essence. If you have not done so already, book a Magic Your Way Vacation Package. Check the Special Offers to see if any of those offers apply to your visit dates. Once you have your resort reservation and theme park tickets, start making advanced dining reservations. As crowds have increased, dining reservations are strongly encouraged. I have witnessed families trying to walk-in to a restaurant and being told that there is no availability for the entire evening. I suggest a few character meals - our girls love Chef Mickey's, The Crystal Palace, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, 'Ohana and Cinderella's Royal Table. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance so you are already within that window.

    As long as you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can make your Fast Pass+ selections 60 days in advance! Check the height requirements for attractions. You want to be sure your 6-year old can ride. Be sure to go online exactly 60 days prior to your trip at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. If you wait, you may not be able to make Fast Pass+ selections for the more popular attractions - i.e. Avatar Flight of Passage and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

    Teresa, once you make your dining reservations, remember that, unless you have Park Hopper tickets, you will need to make your Fast Pass+ selections for the same parks as your dining reservations. If, for example, you have a dinner reservation at Be Our Guest, that same day will need to be a Magic Kingdom day if you have base theme park tickets. Happy Planning!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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