• On Apr 17, 2021
    Teia from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I need general information about planning a trip to a Disney Park.

    Hi Teia,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am super excited to help you plan a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    First things first, planning early is a must. We often plan a year in advance. If you do not have a year, do not panic, just get started as soon as possible. Prior to booking a vacation package, be sure to check the theme park reservation availability calendar for the dates of your visit. Each Guest needs Disney Park Pass system reservations to enter the theme parks.

    I always suggest booking a vacation package with a resort hotel that is a part of the Disney Resorts Collection. A vacation package will also include your theme park tickets. You will just need to decide how many days you want theme park tickets. Although I prefer to book our vacation packages online, you can also call and speak with a Cast Member to get assistance with making that reservation. Once you book your vacation package, create a My Disney Experience account. Using your vacation package confirmation number, you will need to link that reservation to your My Disney Experience account. Once linked, log back into My Disney Experience to make sure the reservation appears.

    Decide what your budget is early in the planning process. Once you have theme park reservations made, start thinking about dining reservations. At 60-days prior to your trip, you can make advanced dining reservations. A few of our favorite restaurants are Cinderella's Royal Table, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Sanaa, and California Grill. Then, review the menus of restaurants to determine which ones might suit your taste and your budget. To view the menus, go to the homepage of each restaurant and click on View Menu. Then be sure to select the appropriate meal period. 

    Teia, keep your eye on the operational updates and check out the instructions for your superhero crew as you prepare for your next Incredible Disney Day!

    Magic and memories,

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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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