• On Aug 29, 2017
    Ellen-louise Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I've never been to Disney and I'm getting excited trying to plan everything can I fast track things when I get to Disney or do I have to do it before cause I have no idea what I want to do more and when and how I want to do things?

    Hi Ellen-Louise,

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

    If I could plan my life with My Disney Experience, I would absolutely start planning it now. If you have not done so already, register for a My Disney Experience account and download the My Disney Experience Mobile App. With My Disney Experience, you can make dining reservations and Fast Pass+ selections. If you have little ones with you and plan to dine with any characters, I strongly suggest that you make dining reservations for a character meal. My girls love to join the Pooh-rade at The Crystal Palace and dine like royalty at Cinderella's Royal Table!

    Once you have your My Disney Experience account created, you need to link your resort hotel reservation if staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Then, link your theme park tickets. Once you have linked your theme park tickets, make your Fast Pass+ selections. With Fast Pass+, you can reserve ride times for up to three rides per day that you have valid theme park admission. With each selection, you will typically get a one hour time window. This means that you could have a Fast Pass+ selection for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

    Ellen-Louise, I suggest you take a look at the attractions in each theme park, then start prioritizing the ones you want to experience. Also check the Walt Disney World home page for weather updates prior to your visit. 

    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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