• On Aug 26, 2016
    Maria from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We just moved to Orlando. How do you recommend enjoying WDW now that we live here? What do you suggest making sure we do this year? What do you suggest we should spend money on, is it worth getting annual passes?

    Hello Maria,

    It sounds like you have some really fun decisions to make! As a former Florida resident, I loved having easy access to the parks. But something that was just as special to my family was a simple day at Disney Springs, especially over the holidays.
    If you plan to spend a lot of time in the parks, an Annual Pass may be a great option for you. I recommend taking a look at the cost and deciding if you think you will visit often enough to offset the price. I personally think it's worth it, but you may decide to pay as you go.

    If you've never been to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, I would definitely start there since it kicks off in just a couple weeks! The food is amazing, the music will have you dancing and it's a really fun way to "see the world" right from your back yard.

    I also recommend visiting Disney Springs to see the incredible new entertainment and shopping opportunities, not to mention so many delicious restaurants it would take weeks to enjoy them all!

    Finally, if you can get to Magic Kingdom Park before October 9, 2016, you'll be able to see one of the last Walt Disney World performances of the Main Street Electrical Parade before it returns to Disneyland Resort. This nighttime parade is a beautiful and iconic piece of Disney history and not to be missed!

    Congratulations on your move, Maria. Wishing you the first of many happy memories at your new home!

    Andrea U.
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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