• On Jul 17, 2017
    Connie from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    we are planning our first trip ever to Disney in October of 2018. 3 adults and a 8 year old. What do you suggest on how many days to stay and events the whole family can enjoy

    Hi Connie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How fantastic to plan your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort! 

    Never underestimate the importance of booking early and staying on property! Check for special offers.  As a Walt Disney World Resort hotel guest, you get special benefits like access to extra magic hours that give you admission to the theme parks earlier or later than non-resort guests. You can book dining reservations for your entire trip 180 days in advance for up to 10 days of your vacation and make Fast Pass+ selections for rides 60 days in advance. Your family will have access to Disney resort transportation and you can book a dining plan, which for my family of four, is more affordable.

    Once you have a reservation, create a My Disney Experience account and link that resort reservation to your account. My family likes to stay at least five nights so we can visit all four theme parks and have some time to enjoy the resort hotel. Check the attractions list to see which rides your family might like. Pandora in Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park is a must-do, especially Avatar Flight of Passage. My family loves Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Toy Story Mania!, Test Track and Jedi Training- Trials of the Temple.

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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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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