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  • On Jan 15, 2019
    Jacqueline from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am so overwhelmed I don't know where to start. I'm 35 and this is my first Disney Experience. Our vacation is booked and the "My experience" filled out but now what? There is so much do you have a package you send for help?!

    Hi Jacqueline,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation can be quite overwhelming, but you've come to the right place for help. If you've already made your resort reservation and created your My Disney Experience account, then you're off to a great start. The next step would be to take a look at the park hours and create your itinerary. Knowing which park you'll be attending each day will help you with the next step which is to make your dining reservations. You can begin making those 180 days in advance of your check-in date. If you added a Dining Plan like the Disney Dining Plan, then you'll get one table service meal per day and making those reservations as early as possible is best.

    Next, I would take a look at the attractions in each park and decide which ones are your absolute must-dos and be ready to make your FastPass+ reservations. You can make those 60 days in advance if you're staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, and you can make three per day. Lastly, just check out the entertainment in each park and add things like parades and nighttime shows to your itinerary. Then you can sit back and count the days until your magical vacation begins!

    Also, these planning videos will definitely help answer many of your questions, but if you think of anything else, please just let us know. Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Tennessee

Walt Disney World Resort is my happy place! If you happen to catch me when I'm not there, you'll find me planning my next trip because to me, dreaming of the next visit is half the fun. My children and I travel frequently as Disney Vacation Club members, and I would love to share some of the things that I've learned so that you can have the most magical vacation ever! Learn More About Carrie

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