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  • On Jan 25, 2022
    Ericka from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do I plan my trip?

    Howdy, Ericka!

    My favorite thing about the Walt Disney World Resort is that there is something magical for everyone! With all of those incredible options, it can be tough to know where to start! There are many components to booking the vacation of your dreams, so I will help break down the basics to get you going. 

    1. Book a Disney Resort Hotel. There are accommodations for all budgets and interests. Value resorts provide the most affordable stays, followed by the moderate category (mid-range budget) and topped off with the deluxe resort hotels (higher-budget, more luxurious experience). Booking your resort hotel first is a good way to determine the rest of your budget! If you already have travel dates in mind, you can input those dates to see which resort hotels are available. Once you've landed on the perfect combination, "select" that option and you'll be taken to a page to choose which room type or package you'd like to purchase. Make your selections and continue to the next page to checkout.

    2. Choose your Theme Park Tickets. The three main options are as follows:
    You can choose to visit one park per day, add the Park Hopper® Option, allowing you to visit multiple parks on the same day, or add the Park Hopper® Plus Option, which allows you to access multiple parks per day, as well as the Water Parks. You can always start with a one-park per day ticket and upgrade any time before or during your trip! Pro tip: You can combine your hotel and park tickets into a vacation package if you add park tickets when making your hotel reservation.

    3. Reserve your park days using the Disney Park Pass Reservation System. These reservations guarantee entry into the parks of your choice on the days you choose. It is important to note that you must have a park reservation to enter your first park each day. After 2 p.m., you can park-hop to another park without a reservation. 

    Ericka, Cast Members at Walt Disney World are also available to go through the details and help make selections for your specific party. If you prefer to book your trip over the phone, you can call Disney Resort Hotel Reservations, where they will help book your stay, while answering any additional questions that come up in the process.

    I do hope this has helped you with a starting point to plan your trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Once you hammer out all the details, it'll be nothing but pixie-dust during your stay at Walt Disney World! 



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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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