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  • On May 1, 2013
    Jourdain Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    daughter wanting to go to disneyworld for the first time for her 16th birthday. roadtriping from missouri. going the second week of november. tips on planing and saving money for some first timers??

    Congratulations on your first trip to Walt Disney World! How exciting!

    some tips I have for planning include making all of your Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) in advance. You can begin making ADRs 180 days in advance, which is important for getting the restaurants and times you want.

    I also recommend buying the Disney Dining Plan (DDP) because it will save you money, time and stress!

    Make sure to plan your days out in advance to maximize our time spent in the parks. Plan which day you will visit Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom and plan your Top 5 attractions for the day so you can make sure to hit what's most important to you and your daughter.

    Ask for a Happy Birthday button for your daughter when you arrive. It's complimentary and she'll enjoy having others greet her all day!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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