• On Jan 9, 2017
    Lauren from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    2 friends and I plan to run the '18 Marathon - should we book ourselves or use a planner? We will likely fly in Sat morning from TX and head home mid-day Mon. We are all moms but this is a girls trip so want fun Sunday dinner for sure!

    Hi Lauren!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I plan on the running the Walt Disney World Marathon next year too! With 2018 being the 25th Anniversary, I'm sure you and your girlfriends will have plenty of magical moments on your runcation.

    Personally, I have always booked trips myself because I find the Walt Disney World website to be very user friendly and easy to check out availability and packages. My Disney Experience has taken a lot of the guess work out of planning as well because you can see your Resort Reservation, theme park tickets, dining reservations and FastPass all in one convenient location. While there may be a little bit of research I think you will be just fine on your own and the Disney Parks Moms Panel is always here for recommendations!

    I know there is so much to do at Walt Disney World though and with the infinite possibilities it can be very easy to become overwhelmed. The benefit to using an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner is that it should be at no cost to you and they should keep up with the important dates of how far in advance you are able to book everything. 

    It really comes down to whether you are the type that enjoys planning every detail or would you rather let someone else? I think a lot of it is personal choice! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Illinois

My name is Lindsey and I'm a wife, mommy, engineer and self-proclaimed "Disnerd!" I've always loved Disney and the joy it brings to so many people. I've been to Disney more times than I can count, but I found an even greater passion for all things Disney after discovering runDisney events. There is no better motivation to train for a race than a trip to the most magical place on earth! Learn More About Lindsey

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