• On Jan 23, 2018
    Candace from NC 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 visit & I am lost... I would like to plan out everything in advance so we only have to follow our itinerary but it’s hard since I don’t know what is close to what & where! Help!

    Hi Candace,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  It’s exciting to hear you're planning your first visit to Walt Disney World. Know that each of us here on the Moms Panel is so very happy to help you plan your first visit.

    The first tip is to explore Walt Disney World Resort using the online interactive maps. You'll quickly and easily get a great feel for the whole World — all 4 theme parks, Disney Springs, the water parks, and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex — and where they are located. Zooming in and moving around on the interactive map lets you see what's where. Digital versions of the printed Guide Maps with all attractions for each park are available online.

    Next, you’ll want to get familiar with the convenient Resort Transportation. The Monorail, water taxi, and ferryboat  transportation are fun, enjoyable adventures in themselves and the bus transportation is comfortable and convenient.

    Once you have your sense of what’s where, you can use the dining planning to search for dining locations and restaurants in the parks and resorts you’ll be visiting. For each of the dining options, you can also view its location on the interactive map.
    When you put together your big picture of what’s where and what you’ll want to enjoy, you can use the My Disney Experience online site and mobile app to plan out and manage your itinerary.

    Candace, please be sure to visit us here at the Moms Panel with any new questions you have as you plan for your first trip. We're here for you!


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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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