• On Jan 12, 2018
    Alice from Kent Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, first trip and don't know where to start! Two weeks in August, three boys 11, 8, 6. Staying off resort 5 mins away. Any advice on ticket packages, restaurants, shows, extra magic hours, fast passes gratefully received! many thanks

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Alice! Your magical memories are just a few months away. Even though you are staying off-property, there are still plenty of plans you can make to add magic to your vacation!

    You can purchase park tickets at any time on Disney’s website, but if you are going to the parks for more than 10 days in a year, you may want to consider an Annual Pass. It is an investment, but you will have unlimited Park Hopping abilities for 365 days and also glean an included Memory Maker (unlimited photo downloads for an entire year), 20% off merchandise locations throughout the Resort (and this adds up very quickly… my Annual Pass paid for itself after just 5 days alone!), various dining discounts, tour discounts, an exclusive park entrance line and other small magic throughout the year. If you are headed to Walt Disney World Resort for 2 weeks, you will have lots of benefits! As far as dining goes, you can book dining 180 days out, whether on property or not. You can start browsing the table service restaurants (character opportunities like Hollywood & Vine go quickly) so you can sign on early and snap them up. In the same manner, FastPass+ reservations can be booked by property guests at 60 days advance, and most off property resorts are 30 days advance, but please check with your lodging. Most of the shows featured in the parks are on a rotating schedule, so I would download the My Disney Experience App (or using the desktop interface) to scan through performances that work best for you.

    There is so much more I’d love to share with you to make your vacation more magical, so please return to ask me a series of questions! I can give you much more information! Happy Planning! ~ Lindsey P.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm Lindsey, a social media-savvy gal that wears her #Disneyside on her sleeve (along with her trading pin collection!). I'm proud to say that my husband and our two Mouseketeers share my love for the Walt Disney World Resort and all it's magic, so get ready to ask me about new things to see and do on your vacation. I particularly love sharing off-the-beaten-path activities and always encourage visitors to try something new on each trip. Adventure is out there! Learn More About Lindsey

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