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  • On Jan 23, 2014
    Theresa from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning our first trip which is coming up in about 5 weeks! Eek! So many questions...which attractions/dining experiences are the hardest to get and most popular? Also, with the memory maker, does that work at all 4 parks? Thank you.

    Congratulations Theresa!

    First trips to Walt Disney World are so fun. I do remember being worried about making sure we didn't miss anything.  I want to re-assure you that you will have an amazingly magical vacation no matter which attractions or dinner venues you choose.  It really is the most magical place on earth.

    I have found that even though a specific dining experience or attraction is very popular, it may not be one of my family's favorites. I suggest for your first trip to make yourself familiar with the attractions and dining choices then choose what you think your family would like. After all, you know them best!

    One book that I find especially helpful in planning specific attractions for my family is Birnbaum's Walt Disney World 2014. Birnbaum's is a beautiful book that gives great detail about all of Walt Disney World theme parks, resorts, dining, and attractions.  Birnbaum's is the only official Walt Disney World book. I actually have it on my bedside table. Another sit that can be helpful in planning an itinerary is Touring plans, although not an official Disney site, is helpful because it gives a variety of touring advice for each unique family situation. Touring plans also takes into consideration the popularity of an attraction. The Birnbaum book tells about Walt Disney World while touring plans tells more about how to tour it. 

    Great news about Memory Maker ~ it does work in all 4 parks! Click this previous link to learn more.

    I hope this information helps your planning. Please let us know if you have any more questions!

    Brenda ºOº

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Meet the Panelist: Brenda, Missouri

I fell in love with Walt Disney World on my very first visit, which took place during my honeymoon. Since then we have added 4 "mouseketeers" to our family and have come to appreciate what a great value a Walt Disney World vacation can be on a budget. As a Physical Therapist and a mom of a large family, I would love to help you plan your next magical trip! Learn More About Brenda

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