• On Jan 11, 2021
    Beverly from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a magazine/catalog available that gives all the information needed to make reservation, choose resorts, dining with characters. Also regarding age/size requirements for all rides. What can and cannot brought into the park with small children

    Hi Beverly! 

    Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation can be a little overwhelming at first glance. While there is no booklet with everything you need to know, I am here to help you get all the information that you need to plan a vacation that is practically perfect in every way. 

    Beverly, the first thing that you will want to do is to decide on your dates. I prefer to visit in the fall and winter for lower crowds and lower heat, but we have plenty of fun in the summer sun, as well! 

    Once you decided on your dates, you are going to want to pick your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. The hotels are divided into four categories: 

    Deluxe Villa

    While all resorts have a specific style and theme, my best advice is to pick a resort that works best for your family. Since I have little ones, I like to pick resorts that have quick access to the theme parks. Some of my favorite resorts are on the Disney Skyliner route like Disney's Pop Century Resort or Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. Resorts on the monorail loop or around Disney's BoardWalk are great options as well but happen to be a little pricier. 

    Now that you have chosen your resort, you need to purchase your tickets and make your Disney Park Pass system reservation. You can easily do all of this in your My Disney Experience Account

    For character dining, you will have lots of yummy options including my favorite, Topolino's Terrace. If you are looking for dining options at EPCOT, Garden Grill is a must-do. You can search for character dining on the Walt Disney World Resort website by clicking "Things to Do" "All Restaurants" and then filtering "Dining Experience" to include "Character Dining."

    Beverly, one of my favorite things about visiting Walt Disney World Resort is that there are plenty of attractions and rides for people of all ages. To see any height restrictions, you can go to "Things to do" and then "Attractions" and filter by height. You are also able to filter attractions by thrill level and theme park, as well. 

    I have two little ones myself, and there is very little that you are not able to bring in. We always pack a soft-sided cooler with drinks, snacks, and PB&J's. Please note that ice must be in a zip lock bag, as no loose ice is allowed. Strollers must also be smaller than 31 inches by 52 inches. Additionally, stroller wagons are not allowed. 

    I hope that this helped, Beverly. Please know that we here at planDisney are always here to help you with anything from the best resort for your family to the best places to dine, and anything in between. So please come back here with any additional questions!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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