Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 20, 2012
    Gaby 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 vacation to Disney World for my 11yr old son and myself. I'm bit overwhelmed with the planning and the total cost of the trip. I would like to stay for at least 6days Any suggestions for a fist timer??

    When I made my first trip to Walt Disney World I knew so little about the resort I did not even realize I should be overwhelmed. I arrived expecting a typical amusement park with a few fun rides. I was quite stunned! Your first trip will provide you and your son memories for decades. Let's take a few steps toward planning your trip.

    To help with your budget check the Special Offers page and consider a Value Resort. These hotels are bright, fun, and provide all the advantages of staying on Disney property. Guests staying in a Walt Disney World Resort enjoy free transportation to and from the parks, great locations, and Extra Magic Hours. These are additional times the theme parks are open only for resort guests. Also staying on property will allow you to create a Disney Vacation Package which can allow savings and the addition of a Disney Dining Plan.

    Six days is a good choice for a stay at Walt Disney World. You can visit all the theme parks, relax at your resort, and try a water park. Some time at Disney's Blizzard Beach or Disney's Typhoon Lagoon would be perfect with an eleven year old boy. We always visit the Magic Kingdom first and plan our itinerary based on Extra Magic Hours and which attractions we are most desperate to ride. 

    As you continue to plan I would love to help you with any questions you have about resorts, theme parks, dining, or any minor issues you think of. Your first trip should be magical!

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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

I am a mother of four and a preschool teacher who will be happy to help guide you around Epcot's World Showcase or around the world with Adventures by Disney.  Learn More About Elisabeth

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