Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 29, 2014
    Mandy from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    my family and I are planning our first family trip ever to Disney a year from now and I not getting a lot of help. when is the best time to make reservation to the hotel and get our tickets as well because I am wanting to do the magic bands and im clueless

    Hello Mandy!

    You have certainly come to the right place and we are definitely here to help you plan your first ever Walt Disney World vacation.  Please don't feel exasperated.  I will do whatever I am able to answer all your questions and make your planning process practically perfect.

    I would suggest booking your reservation at least 6-months in advance, if possible.  You may choose to book a Magic Your Way  Vacation Package or to purchase your room and tickets separately.  Beyond the assistance and wealth of information you will find on the Disney Parks Moms Panel, there is a Disney Vacation Planning DVD you may order and a "Planning your First Visit" Online Guide.    Once you make your reservation you will be able to customize your MagicBands, make your FastPass+ selections, keep track of your dining reservations and more all in your My Disney Experience account.  

    I am here to help every step of the way, Mandy, so please ask me any questions you may have or let me know if I can offer any recommendations or suggestions.  Smile, breathe and believe in the magic, after all... you're going to Disney World!

    Magical 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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