• On Apr 17, 2018
    Sarah from Cheshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, we are a family ( 2 adults & 3 teenagers ) of five visiting Orlando May 2019. We are planning on spending about 2/3 in the Disney Parks. What would be the best option for buying park tickets? Thank you Sarah.

    Hi Sarah,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    Although we have purchased theme park tickets through travel agencies in the past, I now purchase tickets online directly from the Walt Disney World Resort. From there, I can easily link park tickets to My Disney Experience. I also always check the Special Offers and buy some sort of vacation package. The Magic Your Way Vacation packages are great ways to combine a resort hotel with theme park tickets.

    My family also typically purchases a dining plan as a part of our vacation package. With three teenagers, food could be expensive. Purchasing a dining plan gives me a good estimate of the food costs, but also is a good value for my family because, in addition to the meal entitlements, we love the snacks and refillable mugs. Our girls probably refill those mugs at least three times a day at the resort. 

    Sarah, given the ages of your children, I would suggest that you visit Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom theme parks. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, head for Toy Story Land and the Star Wars attractions. Our girls also love the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. At Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park, be sure to ride Avatar Flight of Passage. Flying through the valley of Mo'ara on the back of an ikran is spectacular. Sivako - Rise to the challenge!

    Happy Planning!

    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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