Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 7, 2011
    Christina from PA 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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    this is the first big trip my husband & I are planning with our 2 boys (ages 7 & 3 by the time we go). I have no idea where to begin. Should I go through a travel agent? Disney is very overwhelming,we want to be sure we get a lot out of it suggesti

    Hello Christina,

    I remember how excited I was to plan our first family trip to Disney World. But you are right - it can be an overwhelming experience, even for me now! Disney just has so much to offer, and I want to take advantage of it all.

    But there are two things you must remember throughout the planning stage:
    1. Disney is the most magical place on Earth. And that's why you decided to visit Mickey, Minnie, and the gang!
    2. You can always ask the Moms Panel for help!
    Now to your question. With some vacations, I have booked on my own through Disney Reservations. But since it is your first family trip, I would suggest using a travel agent like They really take the guesswork out of planning. For no extra cost after you make your reservations, they will continue to check for discounts and will apply any savings for which you qualify. And while you're planning your trip, they will make suggestions for dining and recreational activities.

    No matter which route you choose, I hope you know that we're here to help you and your family. You are going to have such a memorable time!

    Happy trip planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Monina, Ohio

My family loves our Main Street in Ohio. But there's simply no comparison to Main Street U.S.A.! We don't get to Disney quite as often as I'd like, but that just means finding new ways to sprinkle Pixie Dust on our adventures! Learn More About Monina

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