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  • On Jan 15, 2015
    Mary from NY 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.

    I am planning on visiting Walt Disney World in 2016 and I really don't know where to start! Are there any resources to get started?

    Hi Mary! It sounds like you are going to be experiencing a great time at the Walt Disney World Resort in 2016! I love that you are starting to plan early. I am a planner and from personal experience, the more that I research and plan, the smoother our family vacations tend to go!

    With so many attractions and shows to experience I always suggest that the first place that you start to plan is by visiting each of the four theme parks pages on the Walt Disney World resort website. Once there sit down as a family and explore the different attractions and shows that are offered.  As a family, pick the top three to five “must dos” at each park that you plan to visit; and make those your priority. Make sure that those attractions are the first things that you accomplish.

    If you are traveling with smaller kids, make sure to check out the Planning for Pre-School Kids and Little Ones page. This area of the Walt Disney World website helps you to plan out your day while keeping in mind the young members of your party. Another great resource is the Disney Parks Blog. The blog provides up to date and official information about Disney destinations and all of the happenings!

    There are some other great “unofficial” places that offer great advice, tips, and even reviews of attractions, events, and dining. Some of my favorites are and Lastly we encourage you to stop by the Disney Parks Moms Panel as often as you would like. All of the moms (and dads) on our panel have so much knowledge and experience and we are always eager to share and help families plan!
    I am so excited for your family and I hope that you come back and visit us often so we can help you plan the most pixie dusted vacation ever!


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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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