• On Sep 16, 2021
    Ashley from OH 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, never been to Disney and our first trip is in a month. Do we need to schedule rides or anything like that before we go? I did schedule some dinners. Thank you! Also is there any discount during our stay?

    Hey there, Ashley! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question!

    Your very first visit is almost hEAR! I’m more excited than Merida winning an archery competition to help in your planning. Since your first visit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll get to experience an extra sprinkling of pixie dust and I hope you feel the Magic all around you. I'm very glad to hEAR that you've already booked a few dining reservations. October is often a popular time to visit and having dining reservations in advance is a great way to enjoy some downtime! Ashley, it's also important to know that in addition to your theme park tickets you'll need a complimentary Disney Park Pass reservation in order to gain entry. If you haven't yet made your Disney Park Pass reservations, please do so as soon as possible. These can easily be booked by logging into your My Disney Experience account.

    Now, let’s talk about attractions! The Fastpass+ system that allowed you to pre-book rides has been retired and a new option, Disney Genie has been announced. Ashley, we don’t yet have a date when Disney Genie (or the paid upgrade option, Disney Genie +) will be available, but I encourage you to keep a close watch on the Disney Parks Blog and follow planDisney on Instagram: @planDisneypanel. In the meantime, take a few minutes and watch THIS VIDEO about the new Genie and Genie + system.

    Finally, Ashley, to your question about discounts: at this time it doesn't look like there are any discounts that would apply to your travel period, however you can always keep checking the special offers page to see if anything pops up.

    I hope this information helps as you're getting ready for your vacation. Please come on back to your new friends hEAR at planDisney with any additional questions.

    Wishing you a trip full of unforgettable moments.

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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