Cinderella Castle 50th Day
  • On Mar 16, 2022
    Eleaha from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Need help getting reservations

    Hi Eleaha, welcome to planDisney!

    By reaching out to planDisney, you've taken an important first step in planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. There's more to do than can ever be done during a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, but the planDisney panelists' Top 22 for 2022 is a great list to kickstart your Disney dreamin'! 

    There are many different kinds of reservations associated with a Walt Disney World Resort vacation, so let me go over a few types of reservations in my efforts to assist you today. 

    1. Resort reservation - Reservations at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel can be made online now for your travel dates. The benefits of staying at a Disney Resort hotel include 30-minute early theme park entry at all four theme parks every day, complimentary transportation to and from the parks and Disney Springs, and immersive Disney theming. You can book a room-only reservation or a package that includes theme park tickets. 

    2. Park Tickets - Your park tickets can also be purchased online. To help guide your decision about the number of park days you'll need, I encourage you to explore this Ticket Visit Guide. Scroll down to see planDisney panelists' views on how many days you need to experience the magic on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. My family most frequently enjoys five-day tickets, which give us a dedicated day at each theme park and an extra day to revisit some of our favorite attractions and experiences. 

    3. Theme Park Reservations - Once your tickets are linked and visible in your My Disney Experience account, it's time to make theme park reservations, which are currently required for park entry. Start by checking the theme park availability calendar, then proceed to making a theme park reservation online for each person in your party over the age of three each day. 

    4. Dining Reservations - advance dining reservations can be made online up to 60 days in advance. I also recommend searching day-of availability in the My Disney Experience mobile app (plus sign at the bottom of the home screen --> Check Dining Availability.)  

    5. Lightning Lanes - Lightning Lane entrances ensure Guests a minimal wait time for the most popular Disney attractions. You can reserve an arrival window for a Lightning Lane attraction via the Tip Board of your My Disney Experience app in one of two ways: Disney Genie+ Lightning Lanes and Individual Lightning Lane purchases.

    Please follow up if you'd like to dig a little deeper into any one of these reservation topics.

    Plan magic; planDisney.

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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