• On Apr 16, 2021
    Alyssa 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 want to plan a trip to Disney for my kids. How can I start planning and who can I talk to about planning a trip.

    Hi there, Alyssa!

    Thanks for visiting planDisney with your question. The planDisney panel is made up of Guests, just like you - moms & dads, grandparents, aunts & uncles, and more. We're a group of Disney-loving folks that have visited Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland, and sailed with Disney Cruise Line many times, and have pretty much  experienced all there is to see and do on a Disney vacation. While we aren't "official" trip planners, we would love to share our experiences with you to help you make decisions about where to stay, what to eat, and what to do on your Walt Disney World Resort getaway!

    There are several ways to begin planning your magical vacation, and I'm happy to help guide you in the right direction. Some Guests enjoy planning their vacation all on their own, using the Walt Disney World Resort website, while others choose to enlist the help of a professional. I'll share resources to help with whichever planning method works for you.

    First, if you would like to call Walt Disney World directly, there are contact numbers available to get help with Reservations, Tickets, Resort Hotels, and Theme Park Information. Please be aware, that, at this time, call volume is high and you may experience longer than usual wait times. 

    If you choose to "build" your own vacation using the Walt Disney World website, the Chat feature is helpful with any questions you might have along the way. You will typically see a Chat bubble pop up as you browse the site, or you can visit the Help Center and select the Chat icon (if available). For some Guests, building their own vacation is a fun and easy process, especially if they are frequent visitors. Others may feel a bit overwhelmed with all of the choices, and would rather enlist the help of a professional Disney planner. 

    For Guests who would like guidance from beginning to end when planning their Walt Disney World vacation, I always recommend reaching out to an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. These Disney-trained travel specialists can help you choose your Disney Resorts Collection hotel, secure Park Pass reservations, book Advance Dining Reservations at the locations of your choice, and streamline your plans so your vacation days flow smoothly. The best part? The expert services of an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner come at NO COST to you. Not only that, but Disney Vacation Planners will keep an eye on your reservation for any discounted rates or offers that could save you money. My travel planner has done a great job saving me money through the years, and handling all the little details that I might have overlooked! The best way to locate an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner near you is with a Google search, or by word of mouth from a satisfied customer that's used their services in the past. There are some awesome Disney Vacation Planners out there that would love nothing more than you help you plan a perfectly magical vacation. 

    I hope I've helped steer you in the right direction to begin planning your Walt Disney World vacation. Please come back and visit us here at planDisney for tips and advice to add a little extra magic along the way!
    Diane W. 

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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