Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jul 27, 2014
    Christa from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have never been to Disney but am planning a trip for summer 2015 for about 20-25 family members for my father's 75th birthday. Where should I begin?!

    Hello Christa!

    Congratulations!  It is thrilling to hear you are planning your first Walt Disney World vacation and even more wonderful to hear it is for such a momentous celebration.  You have started at the right place and we are so excited to help you plan your magical adventure.

    One of the first steps to take is to decide on which type of accommodations you would prefer and at which resort you would like to stay.  You may want to consider either booking several "regular"  Guest rooms or booking larger accommodations, such as a suite or villa.  Make sure you keep an eye on the Special Offers page to see if there are any discounts made available for your traveling dates.  One of my favorite topics to begin planning is dining.  It is never to early to start deciding where you would like to enjoy delicious meals, during your vacation.  Dining reservations may be made up to 180-days in advance and many of the most popular locations book up quickly.  

    There really is a "world" of fun to discover, so make sure you order the Disney Vacation Planning DVD to see all of the new and exciting things awaiting your arrival.  I am here to help make the planning process as easy and fun for you as possible, so please let me know as any other questions or concerns arise. Until then, have a delightfully Disney time creating your father's magical celebration.

    Pixie Dusted Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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