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  • On May 25, 2014
    Danielle from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    HELP? OK, trying so hard to plan our 1st Disney vacation. We are looking to go beginning of July, so don't have much time in advance to plan. IM SO LOST. It will be 6 of us kids ages 8,7,5,3. I have no idea where to book, dining, which parks? Please help!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Mom Panel, Danielle! Thank you so much for bringing us your questions. You have come to the right place. We can definitely help guide you to the most magical Walt Disney World vacation ever.

    Your first step will be to create a My Disney Experience account. This is where all your reservations and planning tools will be located.

    The next step is to book your resort stay. There are resorts for every group size and budget from regular resort rooms to grand villas. While booking your resort stay you should consider adding theme park tickets at this point. That will be one less hassle you won't have to deal with later on.

    After you have your room and park tickets you can start to outline a plan for when you are going to visit each park. I suggest looking at the crowd calendars located on the website. They breakdown each day and make suggestions for which parks will be the best to visit each day.

    When you have your itinerary set you can begin booking your dining reservations. Don't worry if you are unable to book certain reservations, most restaurants accept walk-ups. Also, there are plenty of quick service restaurants which have fabulous menus.

    Finally, you can begin making your FastPass+ selections. These are similar to dining reservations except you are making a reservation for an attraction.

    This should give you a good start for your planning. If you have any other questions along the way please come back and see me.

    Wishing you a magical vacation and a pixie-dusted day!

    Sue N., IN
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Meet the Panelist: Sue, Indiana

Just call me "Super Team Mom." I am a banker by day and a Disney fanatic and Team Mom extraordinaire by night. I can leap volleyball players in a single bound all while planning dinner for 25 people, coordinating fundraisers and booking travel arrangements. I was born and raised in Maine and am currently living in Indiana. I can't wait to help you plan for magical sports vacations at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Learn More About Sue

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