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

    I have completed the family and friends, how and what do I do next? I know that I need to start reserving the parks, how do I do this?

    Welcome to planDisney Kathy!

    I love the planning stages of a Walt Disney World vacation. It sounds like you are well on your way with completing your Family & Friends list. Now let's get the fun started!

    Start by purchasing Theme Park Tickets for each guest in your travel party. When you purchase tickets on the Walt Disney World website you can link those tickets directly to each of your pals. Once that is done you can book your Theme Park Reservations. This takes just a bit of pre-planning as this is when you will decide what days you want to visit specific parks. If you plan to add on and use the Park Hopper option, you just need a Theme Park reservation for the first park of the day, then you are free to Hop after 2:00pm to a different location. 

    Some travel tips:

    • Make sure you have secured your resort reservations. If you have not done so already, you can input your travel dates and see what beautiful Walt Disney Resort hotels are available for your stay. 
    • Dining Reservations can be made 60 days prior to your vacation. The more popular locations such as 'Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Resort book up quickly so secure your reservations as soon as you hit your booking window.
    • To reduce time waiting in line, consider adding on Disney Genie+. With this feature, you can select an arrival time for an attraction and zip through the line! 
    • Arrange for transportation from the airport. Some options include Mears Connect or the Sunshine Flyer Shuttle. Other options are rental car, Uber, or taxi. 
    If you need any help during your planning, reach out your friends here at planDisney! We are happy to suggest restaurants, attractions, or assist with any specific planning questions you might have. 

    See you real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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