Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Mar 15, 2022
    Brenda from IA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi my name its brenda this will be my first time in disney im traveling with mi 7 year old kid and my husband and a friend i need help with everithing from annual pass hopper pass +skip line pass hotel reservations i need information!

    Hey there Brenda and welcome to planDisney!

    Welcome to this beautiful Walt Disney World life. You are about to embark on a truly magical journey. It starts off with a first trip and the next thing you know you're stuck! Let's get you up to date on the current happenings and all that you need to know.

    A Walt Disney World Annual Pass is a ticket that allows you to go to Walt Disney World year-round. At the end of your year, you have an option to renew. While the frequent access to the magic is amazing that is not the only pixie-dusted perk. Annual Passholders get discounts on certain dining, merchandise, and parking at the theme parks. Unfortunately, Walt Disney World has paused sales on Annual Passes for the moment. Hopefully, they'll get things moving again soon!

    Now to book the vacation package! Brenda, get yourself a My Disney Experience account and the adjoining app via the links I've attached. These are going to help you in enormous ways during your stay. Just tap the green Create Account button and follow the prompts. Once you're all set up,  use that Build Your Vacation tool right on the homepage. You can enter all of the info about your travel dates, party, and which Disney Resorts Collection hotel you'd like to stay in. Leave that hotel portion blank and when you tap the View Rates button, you'll get lots of different options based on your dates and the availability of rooms. You'll work your way to Tickets and their options. I prefer the Park Hopper Option which allows me to switch parks after 2 p.m. if there's availability. But one park per day will definitely keep you busy! Keep on going until its time to check out. Once you do, just look for that confirmation email and enjoy yourself on your magical stay! 

    Pro-tip: Walt Disney World is currently requiring Theme Park Reservations for each of its parks. Check the availability calendar before purchasing your tickets to ensure there's space for you in the park you want on the particular days you've chosen. 
    While you're booking your vacation you'll have the option to book with Disney Genie+ Service. I would suggest you go ahead and add that to your tickets. Disney Genie Service is complimentary in your My Disney Experience app and helps you plan your day in a Disney Park. But Disney Genie+ Service takes it a step further. Disney Genie+ allows you to tailor your experience to you and offers you the use of Lightning Lanes to move through the lines faster for those popular attractions. Now for certain high-traffic attractions, you will have the option to book Individual Lightning Lanes for an additional fee. 

    Brenda I know I gave you a ton of information today. I hope I've made things a bit easier for you. If you have any other questions about Disney must-do activities, must-have treats, or must-stay Disney Resorts Collection hotels, come back to see me again

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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