Family planning a trip
  • On May 4, 2023
    Brittany from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I need assistance with planning a family vacation

    Well hi there Brittany, and welcome to planDisney!

    It looks like you've come to the right place for all of the advice, tips and tricks from our Panel of experts to Disney Destinations around the world who are guests just like you! There's a lot that goes into planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, especially if it's your first time and many choose to have an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner to help them along the way.

    Here at planDisney, we can be a great jumping off point for you as you begin your journey to planning this adventure for your family next year as we spend each day researching and experiencing Parks and Resorts firsthand the way that guests would with additional access to official information, updates and resources to get you the answers that you need. Here are a few first steps that can help you get started:

    • Check out our recent Tips for Your First Visit post along with a planDisney Podcast episode that you can watch featuring my fellow Panelists Elaine and Jonathan as they provide helpful insights as you begin the process of planning your visit.
    • Start by looking at the Ticket Options for the Theme Parks that you'd like to visit, and compare how many days your family has available with what you're willing to spend along with the most important things that you'd like to accomplish. I recommend asking each member of your family what are the top 3 most important things to them that they want to be able to experience next year.
    • Decide on where you'd like to stay among all of the Disney Resort Hotel options available and learn the benefits of staying at one for access to complimentary transportation and the relative ease that it'll provide you and your family. 
    • Knowledge will be your greatest pal and asset while you're here at Walt Disney World Resort - have your family download the My Disney Experience Mobile App and start becoming familiar with it - even folks who've visited often in the past may not realize how key this can be to making your vacation so much easier and keep you all well informed.
    Once you've got your accommodations and tickets figured out, be sure to learn more about the Theme Park Reservation system currently in place and stay updated with the Disney Parks Blog to know about the latest and greatest things coming by the time your trip rolls around. Along the way, don't hesitate to come back here and ask as many questions as you'd like about each aspect you encounter as you plan for everything from Character Experiences to Rides and Attractions and more!

    It's wonderful that you came here first, hope to see ya real soon and wishing you well as you begin planning your way to the Most Magical Place on Earth!
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Meet the Panelist: Prince, Ontario

Hello, Bonjour, Aloha and Ahoy there! As a performer and world explorer who's been to all of the Disney theme parks around the globe, I'm always happy to provide my best adventuring advice and knowledge to navigate your way to all of the greatest snacks, attractions and entertainment on land and at sea. Find me featured on the planDisney Podcast and on the Disney Parks Blog, discussing Disney Eats at festivals and beyond, holiday events at Walt Disney World Resort and planning my Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! Learn More About Prince

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