• On Aug 15, 2017
    Gabriela from LA 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 a trip to Disney for the first time and nervous about not knowing what to do while I'm there, any help?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Gabriela ~

    Planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort can be super exciting and a little overwhelming. No worries! We are hEAR to help!

    I am not sure how far along you are in your planning process. I'll give you some general tips to get you started:
    * Stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel to have access to Extra Magic Hours.
    * Purchase your theme park tickets in advance so that you can make Disney FastPass+ service selections prior to your trip. Guests staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can start making FastPass+ selections 60 days in advance.
    * Make Advanced Dining Reservations. These can be made be made up to 180 days prior to your trip. You can make reservations through the link I've provided or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.
    * Download the My Disney Experience mobile app.
    * Select your 3 "must dos" in each theme park you plan to visit and make those your priority.

    Now please come back and give us some details so we can better assist you. Let us know how far along you are in your planning stages. Knowing a little more about your travel party like ages and interests will help us point you in the right direction. What parks do you plan to visit? What time of year are you planning to visit? What are some of the things you would like to plan? We can help with suggestions for everything.

    We are limited in space with our answers so it will help if you submit multiple questions separately so we can give you lots of details. We are thrilled to assist you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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