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  • On May 13, 2021
    Dejan from MI Asked

    I'm planning a trip for my family including in-laws and would love to get help on packages that may be available. What's the best way to speak to someone about our needs to get that help?

    Hi Dejan,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am delighted to hEAR that you are planning ahead for a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! I am happy to provide some initial guidance and then you are more than welcome to speak with a Cast Member by phone to get help with booking a vacation package.

    Prior to calling, I suggest that you search for vacation packages online. You can also check the Special Offers to see any discounts that may be applicable to the dates of your visit. When searching vacation packages, check package pricing for different resort hotels. Use the resort hotel websites to view pictures of the rooms. In the past, I also searched YouTube for videos of resort hotels and resort hotel rooms. Those videos were quite useful in helping us to choose between properties.

    We love Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Contemporary Resorts because they have walking paths to Magic Kingdom. On our upcoming trip in July, we are doing a split stay with three nights at Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows and two nights at Disney's Pop Century Resort. Although we adore Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows, we are actually quite excited to stay at Disney's Pop Century Resort because it has access to the Disney Skyliner.

    As you make your decision about a resort hotel, consider the amenities that you would prefer and the transportation options. We prefer resort hotels with multiple dining options including a signature dining experience. At Disney's Contemporary Resort, for example, we love to dine at California Grill. The views of Magic Kingdom from the restaurant are spectacular. At Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, we also enjoy Narcoossee's.

    As you continue planning, be sure to identify a budget for the trip. Having a budget helps us to select accommodations and dining locations. Once you book a vacation package, be sure to use the confirmation number to link in My Disney Experience. If you do not already have an account, create one. After you link your vacation package, make Disney Park Pass system reservations. And, at 60-days out, I highly recommend that you make advanced dining reservations. Keep your eye on the operational updates since policies and procedures could change.

    Dejan, I hope this helps you get started! Your visit will happen soon after the launch of The World's Most Magical Celebration. And, you may be there for the Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort. You truly picked a special time to visit!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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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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