• On Nov 3, 2017
    Schranetta from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, we have never been to Disney & not sure how to spend time wisely. We are staying @ the Beach Resort. We will only be there for 12/27 & 12/28 and are looking forward to the Hollywood Studios and one other. Any suggestions on planning?

    Hi Schranetta,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! You are going at one of the most beautiful and busiest times of the year.

    First, I hope you have booked your Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or vacation package. Assuming you have, you simply must make dining reservations and Fast Pass+ selections. Doing so will save you time in lines. To make dining reservations or Fast Pass+ selections, you should have a My Disney Experience Account. As long as you are logged into that account when you make your reservations, they should automatically populate in your My Disney Experience account.

    Once I have all of our dining reservations and Fast Pass+ selections made, I consider special experiences. Given your trip dates, you might want to do the Candlelight Processional Dining Package at Epcot. This is a wonderfully narrated Christmas story with the music of the holiday season. For me, the show captures the genuine love and hope of the season. Also at Epcot, you could experience the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays and sample some spectacular cuisine at Holiday Kitchens at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

    Give yourself plenty of time to saunter around Epcot to enjoy the music, storytelling and food!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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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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