• On Jun 4, 2017
    Stephanie from DE Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm trying to plan a magical trip to Disney for me and my family for the very first time I don't know where to begin I need help? where is the best places to stay, whats a good budget,how far in advance do I start planning?? help me please lol

    Hi Stephanie! 

    Congratulations on your first vacation to Walt Disney World! I am thrilled to help you plan your magical trip that will make memories for your family that will last a lifetime.

    You can begin planning your vacation well in advance, as you can book your room reservation as early as 499 days in advance by calling (407) 939-1936. If you'd like to book online, you will need to wait until the pricing for the year you want to visit is released. Therefore, if you want to visit in 2018, you will want to wait until 2018 pricing is released, which should be in June. 

    The budget for Walt Disney World can vary greatly depending upon the resort, length of stay and type of tickets. The value resorts, such as All Star Movies Resort, provide an excellent value and are on-site, meaning you can take advantage of all the benefits of staying on Disney property. I highly recommend staying on-site so you can get the Extra Magic Hours, complimentary bus transportation to the parks, complimentary Magical Express to and from the airport and much more. 

    My favorite resort is Polynesian, as this resort is on the monorail line for Magic Kingdom and Epcot, the pool is wonderful and it's home to 'Ohana!

    Please let us know if we can help you with anything else as you plan your magical trip.
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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

Mother, wife, runner and Disney World fanatic! I'm passionate about Disney, running, fitness and fun! We have visited Disney World every year since our kids were toddlers. I love helping families plan their vacation at the most magical place on earth. Learn More About Stacy

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