Family planning a trip
  • On Apr 24, 2022
    Jasmine from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I dont know where to start to plan a vacation with 3 kids and 2 adults.

    Welcome to planDisney, Jasmine!

    By the sound of your name, I think you're going to fit in just perfectly at Walt Disney World Resort! I'm so glad that you stopped by with your question. Planning a Disney vacation can certainly leave your head spinning. But that's why planDisney exists! 

    Let's begin with the actual booking process. If you'd like to put a vacation package together, you have 3 options:

    Option #1 — Book Through the Walt Disney World Website
    You can plan, price, and, if you're satisfied with everything, book your vacation through the website.  

    Option #2 — Book Over the Phone
    Speak directly to a Cast Member and they will be able to book accommodation and tickets for you, as well as answer any questions you might have. You can even let them know your budget and they can find something that meets your needs.

    Option #3 — Use an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner
    There are a number of no-fee agents who can help you plan your vacation (often even saving you lots of money in the process). Just do a simple Google search and see what comes up.

    Whatever option you go with, let me highlight some things to consider in the planning process:

    If your budget allows, I'd encourage you to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. With their detailed theming, unique storytelling, and world-class customer service, they really immerse you in the magic. Check out all the magical benefits for Guests staying on property.

    As Winnie the Pooh says, "What could be more important than a little something to eat?" One of the many benefits of staying on property is the ability to make dining reservations up to 60 days in advance of your trip plus the length of your stay (up to 10 days). Since restaurants fill up quickly, this means that you are far more likely to reserve a table. With so many amazing restaurants to try, you'll be spoilt for choice.

    There are four Theme Parks and two Water Parks on property (although Blizzard Beach Water Park is currently closed for refurbishment). I'd suggest visiting as many of the four Theme Parks as possible. Magic Kindom Park is my family's personal favorite (it's particularly great for young Mouseketeers), but each is delightfully magical in its own way. Explore all the amazing things to see and experience at each of the Theme Parks for the 50th Anniversary Celebration. Once you have purchased your tickets, you'll want to create a My Disney Experience account. You can then make reservations at the Theme Park you'd like to visit.

    Finally, at some point, you're going to want to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App so that you can use the new (and free) Disney Genie service. This will help you plan your day in a way that is catered to you and your family. I've written a previous answer about the Disney Genie service that you might find helpful.

    If you have any follow-up questions, don't hesitate to reach out. I have a couple of kiddos myself and so I'm always planning our next Disney family adventure.



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Meet the Panelist: Mike, Virginia

I'm Mike, a Disney-loving "scouser." I have a wonderful wife and two young children who share my obsession for all things Disney. I've always been enchanted by the magic of Walt Disney World Resort - the charming music, captivating beauty, enthralling attractions, and breathtaking shows spark my imagination and fill me with a sense of awe. I'm perpetually planning my next Disney adventure! If you're interested in makin' memories at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" then you've got a friend in me.
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