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  • On Dec 1, 2020
    Kristy from TX Asked

    Hi, I am planning a trip for a group of 12 or so this January. I am interested in recommendations on how to break up the trip between all of the parks and how to use the ride passes for shorter lines. Also, I would like some pricing options if possible?

    Welcome to planDisney, Kristy! I'm so glad to answer a question from a fellow Texan today. Planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort may seem like a big task right at the beginning, but breaking it down into smaller parts (and asking us for help whenever you need it!) is the best way to make the process simple and ensure that you're set up for success on your vacation.

    Thinking about where you want to go on your trip is a great place to start, and I recommend at least one full day in each Theme Park, a day to spend at your Resort Hotel and Disney Springs where you do not need tickets, and one or two more extra days to return to your favorite Theme Parks for a second visit. This kind of vacation would involve a four to six day ticket spread out over four to seven days, and any length of stay in that range would be perfect for a large group of 12 or more. The order you visit the Theme Parks in is totally up to you and there's no perfect schedule! It's all about what you want to do, and I even find myself switching it up a bit each time I go. 

    Once you've purchased tickets for your party, the next thing to do is make Disney Park Pass reservations. This is where you'll pick which Theme Park you want to go to on each day of your trip and make a booking for your party. Once you've done that, you're good to go and can enter the Theme Parks with your valid admission and your Disney Park Pass reservation! You asked about making reservations for attractions and there's no need to worry about that right now because the FastPass+ system is currently not operating as part of the phased reopening process. Riding attractions has never been easier, you only need to choose the one you want and hop in the queue! I was just at Walt Disney World Resort a few weeks ago and some of the lines may look a little long because of physical distancing, but I found them all to be pretty quick and the wait times in the My Disney Experience app were also very accurate.

    If you have questions about buying tickets or want to get specific pricing for your large group, you're welcome to call the line for new tickets and speak to a Cast Member. They can go over all of your options and even complete the purchase for you over the phone, so be sure to give them a call if you need help getting the ball rolling with your admission. 

    Have a magical day, Kristy!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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