Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 22, 2012
    Christina from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First trip to disney world w/fam in november & I am so overwhelmed by all of the information provided. Just trying to get some ideas on what things i need to have planned out before we get there. we are styaing at a value resort & have 4 day park

    Hi Christina - It can definitely seem intimidating, but you've come to the right place!

    First, you'll want to make sure that you make any dining reservations that you'll need when you are there.  The window for reservations opens 180 days in advance, and many locations do book up well in advance.

    If you have base tickets (i.e. no park hoppers), then you may want to plan which parks you are going to be in each day.  You'll need a valid ticket to access a park for dining, so you'll have to go to that park for the day.

    I'd definitely recommend that you take a look at a guidebook or two to get some ideas of which attractions you'll want to do.  Two books I recommend are the Passporter and the Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World.

    I hope that helps!  Have a great vacation! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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