Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Feb 19, 2019
    Michelle from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is our first trip to Disney. Our daughter will be 4 yrs old when we make the trip. What is the best way to start planning?

    Hi Michelle, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with such great plans!

    The first step is to choose the perfect Disney Hotel for your trip. Whether it's a beautiful Value Hotel like Disney's Art of Animation Resort, a Royal Room at a Moderate Resort like Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside or a luxurious room at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, this vacation will surely be amazing.

    Staying at a Disney Hotel brings many benefits, but my favorite is the early access to FastPass+ planning. It will give you an advantage when the time to make FastPass+ reservations comes, and grabbing them for coveted attractions is a huge time saver.

    After your hotel reservation is secured, it will be time to purchase your tickets, choosing between the 1 Park Per Day, the Park Hopper or the Park Hopper Plus options. You will also have to choose the number of days you wish to spend at the Theme Parks, and I'd suggest a total of six or seven days for an AWESOME first trip.

    The first two steps are not as time sensitive as the next two: making dining reservations 180 days ahead of your arrival and making FastPass+ arrangements 60 days before your first Theme Park day. Because of that, I'd suggest deciding on hotels and tickets at least 210 days before your trip so you have time to plan and get great dining reservations.

    The Disney Parks Moms Panel will be here to walk you through every step of this amazing journey, so don't hesitate to stop by with more questions! 

    May the magic be with you,

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Meet the Panelist: Julie, California

Hi! I am Julie, a Brazilian brand strategist who also loves to sing and cook. I grew up in Southern Brazil, in Santa Catarina, but I currently live in California. I dreamed of visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since I was a little girl and now it is my passion to help others enjoy the magic as much as I do. Being an all-things-Disney nerd and Disney Vacation Club member, I'm here to help you find the perfect hotels, park events and seasonal festivals to make your trip a memory to cherish forever! Learn More About Julie

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