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  • On Jan 7, 2016
    Jessica from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I need help with an Itenerary for my family. We are staying at the wilderness lodge. We're a family of 4, my boys are turning 5 & 8 too. I'm worried my lack of knowledge of the parks will cause us to be stressed out. We love schedules, I purcha

    Hi, Jessica!
    You've come to the right place! I'm a huge planner and I think that's probably why I got this chance to be a member of the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    My biggest recommendation is to make sure you and the rest of your family have accounts in My Disney Experience. Once you have the accounts, you will be able to schedule your FastPass+ reservations at one park each day of your vacation. Since you are staying at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, you will be able to set up three reservations for each day you visit 60 days in advance.  

    I personally schedule my trip based on which park has Extra Magic Hours. I especially like the hours that are early. I've learned through the years that visiting any park early in the morning is the best time to visit. A lot of guests like to sleep in! My family likes to take advantage of that by getting up early and playing in the parks!

    Those are a couple of tips to get you started. Feel free to return to the Moms Panel page and ask me more questions. I believe that once you have a park plan, the experience falls into place. Make sure you give yourself a little time to just experience the Walt Disney World Resort. There are amazing details everywhere you go!

    Talk to you soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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