• On Mar 1, 2018
    Kristen from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I'm new to the planning thing because my sister usually plans out our trips but this year I'm going with just my boyfriend. I'm wondering if I'm going from Oct 4-Oct 9 leaving on the 9th, should I start my planning now?

    Hi Kristen! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your question makes me so happy! I know you are going to have an amazing time at Walt Disney World Resort! Planning your vacation will be so much fun! You can start planning now and I would recommend it. 

    Because you have been to Walt Disney World Resort, I'm sure you already have your My Disney Experience account set up. If your boyfriend doesn't have an account, he will want to create one and then you can link him to your Family & Friends list.

    Step 2 is to book your Disney Resort hotel reservation. I just did a quick search based on your dates and there are several options available. If there is a specific Disney Resort hotel you are hoping to book, I would encourage you to reserve the hotel now.

    If your vacation isn't a surprise for your boyfriend, you can spend some time together over the next few months planning a tentative itinerary including dining, attractions, entertainment, events and tours, spas, sports and recreation, shopping, etc.

    Up to 180 days from your reservation, you can make your dining reservations and your FastPass+ selections can be made up to 60 days in advance (be sure you have your theme park tickets purchased and linked to your My Disney Experience accounts prior to making your FastPass+ selections).

    Before you know it, your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation will be here! We would love to help you if you need any tips or advice during your planning! Please continue to share your questions with the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Thanks and have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Kari, Texas

"Welcome home," Disney friends! I'm Kari, a wife and mom from Texas. In 1997, we became Disney Vacation Club Members and have enjoyed every magical moment. We have also set sail on the Disney Cruise Line, enjoyed the benefits of Annual Passes and put our best foot forward with runDisney. I love helping Guests add pixie dust to their vacation plans! How may I help you add magic to your next Disney vacation?

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