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  • On Mar 28, 2021
    Christina from OK Asked

    Okay so I’m not the smartest and I’ve never been to Disney World before so I have a question. After you pay for your theme park ticket is everything in that park free to ride and watch other then food and merchandise? Like how does all that work?

    Hi Christina,

    You sure seem smart to me! I mean, you're planning your first Walt Disney World Resort vacation (HOORAY!) and knew to stop by planDisney for a little help. That's the exact right thing to do, and we'd LOVE to help you navigate the details of your trip. There's no such thing as a silly question here!

    The wonderful thing about a Disney vacation is that once you've accounted for transportation, lodging, your theme park tickets, and some food, that really covers all the necessities. All of the attractions and in-park entertainment options are included with the cost of your ticket and will provide enough magic and fun to fill your theme park days. While there are special events and tours that you could add on, you'll have plenty to experience as a first-time Guest, plus many of those are still unavailable as part of the phased reopening. Does that mean I don't think you'll want any extra spending money? No, I would definitely plan for some incidentals each day (like parking, locker rentals, and some food), but I do think you can feel free to only bring what you're comfortable spending. Some Guests choose to pack their own meals (yes, you're allowed to do that!) and find really inexpensive souvenirs like pressed pennies, needing very little spending money for their vacations. Other Guests love planning special meals and purchasing many souvenirs to help bring Disney magic home with them, bringing lots of discretionary spending money with them. The beautiful thing is that you can feel free to do whatever works best for YOU and your vacation will be incredible!

    Thanks so much for visiting us at planDisney, Christina, and please feel free to come back and see us any time! I'm sure you have lots of questions as a first-time Guest, and we're always here and happy to help. I'm sending lots of pixie dust for a truly magical vacation!

    Missy
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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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