• On Aug 9, 2021
    Susan from TN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning a trip for my daughter's graduation from high school. Just need suggestions on resort accommodations and which parks have what. I have no idea about Disney at all.

    Hi Susan,

    Welcome to planDisney! I am so excited to help you plan a visit for your daughter's high school graduation!

    Our girls just started high school and I used to teach high school, so I feel like your question tugged at my sentimental heart. They grow up so fast! First, let's start with reviewing the resort hotel options with the Disney Resorts Collection. Each resort hotel has different amenities. We typically prefer deluxe and deluxe villa resorts because they have more dining and transportation options. But budget is also a concern for us, so when we are not using our Disney Vacation Club membership points, I sometimes have chosen a value resort hotel. These are typically a little more budget friendly. Our favorite resort hotels include Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's BoardWalk Inn, Disney's Pop Century Resort, and Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. My girls and I actually did a girls' trip a few years ago and had a blast staying at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. 

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney's Contemporary Resort both have walking paths to Magic Kingdom and, along with Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, they have access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation. Disney's BoardWalk Inn is within walking distance to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios while Disney's Pop Century Resort has access to the Disney Skyliner. Once you pick two or three resort hotel possibilities and your travel dates, search vacation package prices on the Walt Disney World website. Just click on Book your Walt Disney World Vacation today. When pricing your vacation package, you will also have to select the type of theme park ticket and number of theme park ticket days. Tickets with the Park Hopper® Option allow you to visit more than one park per day provided parks are not at capacity. Although tickets with the Park Hopper® Option are nice, 1 Park Per Day Tickets are great as well. We typically leave to take a break at the resort hotel in the middle of the day and then return to the theme park later in the evening.

    If you do not have a My Disney Experience account, go ahead and create one. Once you book a vacation package, you will need to link that vacation package in My Disney Experience so that you can make Disney Park Pass system reservations. To link it, locate the confirmation number (which should be emailed to you), log into My Disney Experience, click on My Plans, and then click on Link Reservations and Purchases.

    Susan, I suggest that you review the Attractions List, click on the drop down menu for All Parks & Resorts, and then filter by theme park to see what rides are each park. You can do the same for Character Experiences and Entertainment!

    Magic and memories,

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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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