• On Apr 11, 2021
    Kristie 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.

    I am needing help planning my Disney trip for 8. Can you help me?

    Thanks for directing your question my way, Kristie! Yes, I absolutely can and am honored to help.

    When you’re planning for a party of that size, one of your first priorities should be settling on accommodations. If you all want to sleep under the same roof, you’ll need to reserve a 2-bedroom villa. If family dynamics allow and you don’t mind splitting up into two parties of four, you can choose a standard room in just about any hotel in the Disney Resorts Collection. My planDisney panelist friends have put together some great tips on choosing the right resort for your family that you might find helpful for this step. 

    Next, I recommend checking out the digital Tickets & Visit Guide. This informative resource offers a great overview of each park and might help you narrow your must-do attraction list based on the interests of your traveling party. It also includes helpful tips on deciding how long to stay.

    Once you’ve made your resort reservation and purchased tickets, be sure to create a My Disney Experience account and link all of your tickets. This tool (and the app) will help you organize your trip details for quick reference. 

    Another important part of planning a magical vacation is making dining reservations. You can do this up to 60 days in advance and I highly recommend doing so right at that 60 day mark for the best availability. Whispering Canyon Cafe, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria and Liberty Tree Tavern are some of my personal favorites.

    As your trip approaches, Kristie, I recommend dusting your vacation with a little extra pixie dust in the way of magical experiences. Consider a Movie Under the Stars, a VIP Tour or maybe a welcome Celebration Basket.

    I hope this helps get you going in the right direction, Kristie. If you need additional help creating a dream vacation that’s practically perfect in every way, I’ll be your go-to girl!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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