Mickey at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • On Dec 11, 2018
    Amber from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I have never been to Disney, I'm looking to take at least my husband and 2 boys, probably within the next 2 years. What are the absolute things to do? What are the best deals? I'm so overwhelmed at all the options, I have no idea where to start.

    Hi Amber,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It's so exciting to hear you're planning your first Walt Disney World vacation! There is so much to see and do and experience. The great news is that you're starting your planning early, and you'll have lots of time to have fun getting familiar with all the magic that awaits you.

    My first suggestion is to check out the online Free Planning Videos for a fun overview of the theme parks and all their attractions and entertainment offerings, and to get to know the Resort hotels and all the delicious dining experiences. You can even tailor the video selections to see the items that make a good fit for your family. As you watch the videos, think about the type of accommodation that best suits your preferences. I always recommend staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel for all the benefits and perks. As for deals, I encourage you to keep an eye on the Special Offers that can provide discounts. I also encourage you to check out the Tickets & Visit Guide that provides advice for Guests, including First-Time Visitors like yourselves.

    I genuinely believe that as you spend time with the planning resources, you'll begin to put together your own "must-do" list. My best suggestion is to bring any questions that come to mind to Disney Parks Moms Panel. I can imagine that the more you get familiar with all that magic, the more you'll have specific questions. Maybe you'll want tips for Character Dining experiences, or for making FastPass+ selections. You'll find that there are lots of fun planning details to attend to, and there are easy approaches to making those plans.

    Amber, we look forward to hearing what questions you have next!


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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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