• On Feb 11, 2018
    Sarah from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm planning our first trip to Disney World, when making payment arrangement on vacation Can we add the extra activities such as dining etc with it or does it have to be right before our trip? We're aiming for June/july

    Hi Sarah,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    When booking a Magic Your Way Vacation Package, you can select your resort hotel, theme park tickets, and dining plan as a part of that package reservation. You will need to decide on the types of theme park tickets and type of dining plan. My family usually does base theme park tickets but we have also done Park Hopper tickets. Base tickets allow you admission to one theme park per day. Park Hopper tickets allow you to visit multiple parks in the same day. If you want to visit the water parks, I suggest that you do the Park Hopper Plus.

    Once you have booked your vacation package, then you should start making dining reservations and reservations for other Enchanting Extras. Dining reservations can be made 180 days prior to your vacation and I strongly recommend making a few, especially for character meals. Some of our favorite character meals are Cinderella's Royal Table, The Crystal Palace, 1900 Park Fare, Chef Mickey's and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. If for some reason you need to cancel your trip, remember to also cancel your dining reservations.

    Sarah, since you are planning to visit in June/July, I do hope you saw the exciting news about Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It is scheduled to open June 30th. Our girls are excited to ride Slinky Dog Dash!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse Hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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