• On Jul 5, 2018
    Richard Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How long after we have paid for our vacation package will we receive our paperwork for the trip?

    Hi Richard,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! 

    What paperwork you will receive and when you receive it will depend on how you booked your trip. When I have booked with a travel agent in the past, they did send paperwork when I paid a deposit and then we received final trip documents a few weeks prior to departure. 

    For our recent reservation booked directly through the Walt Disney World Resort, we received Disney's Magical Express transportation paperwork about a month prior to the trip. We received our MagicBands about three weeks prior to the trip. Having said that, I still link our resort hotel reservation to My Disney Experience account.

    Richard, I track all of our trip details with My Disney Experience. When we make advanced dining reservations and Fast Pass+ selections, they are all linked in My Disney Experience. For this reason, I rarely need any paperwork when making plans. With our most recent vacation package booked, I also made payments online through My Disney Experience. I will add one word of advice - even after you have booked your vacation package, keep checking the Special Offers. If one is released that could save you some money, call to speak with a cast member to see if she or he can apply the discount to your reservation. Although not guaranteed, I have had success in the past!

    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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