Mom and Dad planning vacation
  • On Apr 30, 2022
    Gwendolyn from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Help!!! We have never ever done any Disney trip or any other major theme park at all. We want to spend 1 day in July at the Star Wars experience... I can figure out how to buy tickets but other than that I'm lost - for upgrades etc. Help!

    Hi Gwendolyn, and welcome to planDisney!

    You have come to the right place to start your Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning. July is a beautiful time to visit, and I love that you are planning to visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    Because you are aware of how to purchase your theme park tickets, the next thing you need to determine is if you will want to visit more than one theme park per day or add in the waterpark options. You can add these when you purchase your theme park tickets/vacation package.

    Something else to consider is if you will utilize the Disney Genie+ service. You can add this option ahead of time when you make your reservations using your My Disney Experience account or if you would like to add it during your visit. Either way is up to you and can yield the same outcome. 

    Also, be sure to consider your dining options. Dining reservations can be made up to 60 days before your arrival. You can make those reservations starting at 6:00 AM EST on the first day of your 60-day window. I recommend making a list of what you would like to experience, as the more popular locations will get booked quickly. Do not worry if you do not get the dining options you want right away. Keep checking back, and an opening could become available prior to your arrival.

    Please let us know if you have additional questions; we are here to help.

    Have a magical experience!

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Meet the Panelist: Raquel, Texas

As a mom of two children 6 years apart in age, it takes some creative planning to give each child a memorable Disney experience. Adding in a sprinkle of surprise pixie dust makes each vacation special for everyone.
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