Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Mar 1, 2015
    Rebecca from SC 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, first timer here- I keep reading online the value of having a Disney Vacation Planner line up everything for you. I already got my hotel off-site, can I plan without having the 'insiders help'? I will be traveling with a 2 yo and 4 yo.

    I know first-hand everything you are feeling planning your first trip to Walt Disney World as it can certainly be overwhelming. I'm so glad you have your sent your question our way, and please know you can send as many as you need to help with your planning!

    Since you are traveling with little ones, Walt Disney World actually has a planning page for Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones which is a great starting point. You may also want to play around with the Attractions, Character Experiences (part of Entertainment), and Entertainment pages where you can do a "sort" through each theme park to see which things are geared toward pre-school guests. 

    I'd also begin visiting the Disney Parks Blog regularly for news and updates. I also really like for food updates and dining information. I'd like to also suggest which has a lot of helpful information, but it also gives you the option to purchase for a minimal cost an assortment of touring plans (there are specifically ones for touring with a pre-schoolers) that lead you through the must-sees at each park and when to visit them to help reduce your wait time.  I know you are trying to avoid the cost of a Disney Vacation Planner, but I think you'll find this still significantly cheaper and a good investment.  Even with our many trips, we still use it for every trip!

    As you begin to look things over and find you have more questions (where to eat? what are good planning books? etc), feel free to send another question our way. 

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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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