• On Sep 15, 2017
    Ketri from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First time family vacation to Disney. My husband and I have been but not our children. Feeling a little overwhelmed with choices and looking for a place to start the decision making. Any suggestions, tips, HELP? :)

    Hi, Ketri!

    No need to fear, the Disney Parks Moms Panel is here...to help!

    For family's planning their first trip to Walt Disney World I always suggest starting with searching where you would like to stay while at Walt Disney World. Decide on which resort you think your family would enjoy most that fits within your budget. While looking at the resort options, also consider the time of year that's practically perfect for your family's schedule. If you are working around a school or work schedule, knowing the time of year of your visit will also help determine the number of days you would like to spend with Mickey and his pals. 

    Be sure to create a My Disney Experience account for everyone in your family over the age of 3. Each person that requires a theme park ticket will need an account to secure FastPass+ selections, as well as, store their theme park tickets. Once the accounts have been created, be sure to click on Family and Friends at the top of the My Disney Experience webpage and link all of your accounts. This will allow you to secure FastPass+ attractions and shows for your entire family. 

    Last, after you've decided on the resort and dates, secure a Magic Your Way Package which includes your resort room, theme park tickets, and the optional dining plan. Currently, a deposit of $200 is required to secure the dates and room and payments can be made until paid in full about 45 days before your scheduled trip. 

    Ketri, I hope this helps get you started! If you need more help or have more questions, please visit with me or any of the other moms and dads about how to make this the most magical trip ever!

    Happy planning!
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