• On Sep 26, 2018
    Savannah from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi moms! My family wants to visit Disney World sometime next fall but we have no idea where to begin! Also, my girls will be 1 and 2 so I need to know how to best plan this vacation for them. Help!

    Hi Savannah,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! It sounds as if you are planning your first trip with your girls to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    Let me congratulate you on starting the planning process early. First, I suggest that you pick your dates and resort hotel. Decide if your family will stay at a value resort hotel, moderate resort hotel, deluxe or deluxe villa resort hotel. I love value resort hotels because they typically are more budget friendly. Disney's Art of Animation Resort is my favorite value resort hotel. My family adores deluxe and deluxe villa resort hotels because of the great amenities they offer. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort are two of our favorite deluxe resorts. Once you have selected your dates and resort hotel, book a vacation package. I prefer to book online on the Walt Disney World site or over the phone with a cast member at 407-939-5277.

    If you have not done so already, create a My Disney Experience Account. List your fellow travelers in that account using the My Family & Friends link. If there are adults going with you who want to have their own My Disney Experience Accounts, you will just need to connect with those accounts using the My Family & Friends link. Once you book your vacation package, be sure to link the confirmation number in My Disney Experience. Once you link your vacation package, you should be able to see a countdown tool in My Disney Experience. It indicates how many days you have until the magic begins!

    Savannah, once you book a resort hotel and have theme park tickets, be sure to make advanced dining reservations 180 days and Fast Pass+ selections 60 days prior to your trip!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

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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