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  • On May 19, 2023
    Stephanie from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Looking to help with planning trip

    Hello and welcome, Stephanie! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney where the only thing we love more than visiting the Most Magical Place on Earth is helping guests create their own fairytale trips! 

    Now, Stephanie, while trip planning can get a bit overwhelming, I’m confident that in the words of Peter Pan, “all it takes is faith and trust” … and a little bit of pixie dust! So, let’s dive in. 

    First, I will share that if you’re hoping for someone who can help by booking your accommodations, dining reservations, Disney Park Pass reservations and more, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner might fit the bill. A quick internet search will bring up a plethora of choices. These are independent travel agents that have experience and expertise in planning Disney Parks vacations. 

    However, if you’d like to be in charge of your own trip, but want advice, recommendations, and answers to your questions, look no further than your new pals here at planDisney. Since you’re at the beginning of your planning journey, here are the steps I would encourage you to take first:

    1. Create a My Disney Experience account if you don’t have one (and download the Mobile App). From this platform, you can book all packages, purchase and manage tickets, book dining reservations, and more!

    2. Consider staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and explore the different options. My family and I love to feel like we are in the middle of the Magic and with amenities like complimentary transportation to and from all of the theme parks and early entry for onsite guests, you’ll have more time to enjoy all there is to see and do.

    3. Think about what park or parks you’d like to visit during your vacation. Each park has a unique vibe and specific attractions. If you’re coming for a full week, you can easily visit each park once. If you’re taking a quick weekend trip, you might want to only choose one or two. If this is your first visit, I always recommend the standard 1-park per day ticket. 

    4. Decide on your travel dates and purchase your tickets or vacation package (a package includes a Disney Resort Hotel stay and tickets bundled together). If you’re traveling in 2023, you’ll also need to make Disney Park Pass reservations immediately after your ticket purchase. Read all about Disney Park Pass reservations HERE.

    Stephanie, I hope this helps kick-start your planning process. Once you've completed the above steps, please come on back to planDisney with questions about what's next.

    Wishing you a Magical journey... and as my pal Mickey would say, hope to "see ya real soon!"

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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