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  • On Jan 20, 2013
    Miriam 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. My family is planning a possible trip to WDW 8/19-8/24. Myself, hubby, and 10 & 16 year old daughters. Never planned a trip here & feeling a bit overwhelmed. Would love a package including dining plan. What is my best bet? thanks.

    Howdy Miriam!  I'm so excited for you! 

    I completely understand why you are overwhelmed.  There is so much to do and so many decisions that can be made.  We can work on this as much or as little as you would like so that you have as much information needed to make the best decision for your family.

    There are a variety of packages you can book.  Let's start with the Resort types:  Campgrounds, Value Resorts, Moderate Resorts, Deluxe Resorts and Deluxe Villas. 

    I priced a sample package for you at a Value Resort with a 6 Day Park Hopper Pass (allows entry into the 4 Theme Parks each day and you can visit multiple parks in one day) and a Dining Package that includes 1 Quick Service meal per night per person, 1 Table Service meal per night per person, 1 Snack Credit per night per person and 1 refillable drink mug per person that can be used at your Resort.  The current price for this package is $3,131 for the dates you mentioned.  Other costs include gratuities, souvenirs, etc.  Moderate or Deluxe Resorts will be priced higher.

    Once you have your Resort selected, I would suggest that you make a tentative schedule and make your dining reservations

    I know this all seems very structured but I assure you that you will experience several spontaneous moments that you will remember for a lifetime.  Let's take this step by step.  Please review the information I just shared with you and let me know what your thoughts are.  I would love to walk with you each step of your vacation planning and do what I can to add some pixie dust to your first trip to Walt Disney World.  
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"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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