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  • On Jul 2, 2021
    Jaime from NY Asked

    how to plan family vacation for 4

    Hi Jaime,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am thrilled to see you planning a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    If you are traveling in two weeks, we have a lot to plan!!! First, check the theme park reservation availability calendar for the dates of your visit to be sure that there are Disney Park Pass system reservations available. Then, if you need a resort hotel and theme park tickets, I suggest that you book a vacation package immediately. Once you book that vacation package or, at least, have purchased theme park tickets, you need to link that vacation package or those theme park tickets to your My Disney Experience account. Once linked, you need to make Disney Park Pass system reservations. Those reservations are required to enter the theme parks.

    After making park pass reservations, start searching for advanced dining reservations. I strongly suggest dining reservations so that you can take a break during the day and regroup over a meal. Although my family makes dining reservations for most meals, I would suggest that you at least make reservations for dinner. As long as you have the My Disney Experience Mobile App downloaded, you can also use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering

    If you plan to fly, you can also take advantage of Disney's Magical Express® Service from the Orlando International Airport. Just note that this service is being discontinued at the end of this year, so if you are planning to visit in July of 2022, it would not be available. If you do book a resort hotel, I strongly encourage you to book one of the Disney Resorts Collection hotels. We love those that are within walking distance to a theme park. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, and Disney's BoardWalk Inn are a few of our favorites!

    Jaime, if your visit truly is in two weeks, book that vacation package asap, make park pass reservations, and search for dining reservations. Pack up your crew. We are so excited to welcome you to the magic!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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