Mom And Son On Run
  • On Nov 13, 2013
    Tara from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I don't know where to begin! I have a flight booked and that's it! We have a 3 and 5 yr old and I have purchased every book and pinned everything on Pinterest. But where do I start? We will be there Jan 12-16 and would like to do it relatively cheap.

    Hi, Tara!

    I think booking your flights and checking with us here at the WONDERFUL Moms Panel is a great start!  Let's get you a "to do" list so you can get your vacation planning into full swing!

    -Book your room!  For the best value, choose a Value Resort.  All-Star Music or Pop Century are both great options for a great price.  To book your room, call a friendly Disney Reservationist at (407)W-DISNEY.  Check the SPECIAL OFFERS LINK for some great deals during your vacation dates.  You can also book online, but you might find it easier to call so you can inquire about the best deal for your family. When calling, make sure to mention the Play, Stay, and Dine package or the Families with Little Ones offer.

    -If you plan on any character dining or other table service dining, get your dining reservations secured.  Your little Mouseketeers might enjoy Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary, Crystal Palace at the Magic Kingdom with Pooh and his Friends, or Tusker House buffet breakfast at Animal Kingdom with Donald Duck and Pals. 

    -When booking, make sure to include the FREE Magical Express motorcoach service that will drive you to and from the Orlando airport.  You will need your flight information to lock in your reservation. 

    That will really get you started.  After you get all this done, drop a note back to us and we can help with the next steps of MagicBands, FastPass+, and more. Now get to work! You have a magical vacation to plan!  Good luck and keep me posted.  
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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