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  • On Jan 1, 2022
    Tim from VA 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 planning for last minute vacation

    Hi ya pal, Tim! I see you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation arriving on Valentine's Day! What a wonderful time to visit the most magical place on earth! I have visited Walt Disney World every February for the past 10 years and I have a few tips for you that will make planning a last-minute trip seamless! 

    First, I highly recommend that you stay on-site at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. There are so many wonderful resorts and it appears that you have several options with open availability that week. I recently stayed at the Art of Animation in a family suite and absolutely adored the spacious room, with three beds, a kitchenette, and two showers. I also loved the convenience of taking the Skyliner to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. 

    Secondly, check to make sure that your desired theme park is available before purchasing your tickets. After you make your purchase, make sure to book your theme park reservation in advance. You can also use the Walt Disney Park Calendar to check out the park hours, fireworks shows, park hopper availability, and extended hours.

    Thirdly, I recommend making your Advanced Dining Reservations through the My Disney Experience app or online. 

    My biggest tip for making the most of your vacation is to download the My Disney Experience app and use the Disney Genie Service to plan out your day. The Tip Board will give you the wait times for attractions, let you know if any walk-up tables are available at table-service restaurants, and let you know the available timeslots for Mobile Food Orders. When I was in Walt Disney World last week, the Disney Genie Service was invaluable, helping make the most of my time at the parks! 

    Please let us know if we can help you with anything else to make your upcoming vacation magical! 

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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