• On Feb 14, 2018
    Jennifer from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello! 2 questions for our first time - as adults w/kids - at Disney: 1) 3 teens: What do I need to know that isn't online? 2) Can I buy a parking pass ahead of time? Thanks!

    Hello Jennifer and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    As the Mum of 4 children, 2 of which are still in their mid-teens I can totally relate to your question as sometimes travelling with teenagers takes a little more thought to ensure everyone in the family gets to see & do all the things on vacation that are important to them.
    My own top tips for planning for teens is to involve them right from the beginning in the process of creating itineraries or touring schedules via Disney.go.com, this way they can provide their own input and you'll know everyones needs are accounted for and to help discover teentastic experiences do check out Disney Parks Blog - Big Kids, Big Diversion!
    Another top teen tip I've discovered over the yEars is to allow young people to sleep in, after all everyone wants to be happy and not tired & grumpy when visiting Walt Disney World Resort! With my own teens, I sometimes leave them sleeping-in during the morning and arrange to meet up at lunch time or we sometimes enjoy a leisurely morning together before hitting the Disney Parks later in the day and then take full advantage of the super perk for Guests staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel - Extra Magic Hours.
    Parking at Walt Disney World Resort is complimentary for all Guests staying in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, but for those visiting from off-site there is a once per day parking fee which is good for same day parking at all 4 Disney Theme Parks, however to the best of my current knowledge there isn't at present the option to purchase a parking pass ahead of arrival.
    ~ Jane
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Meet the Panelist: Jane, United Kingdom

As the UK "Mum" on the planDisney Panel I'm able to assist those lucky Guests visiting Walt Disney World Resort from the United Kingdom who generally enjoy a whole 2 week magical stay. The planning and organising of resorts, Advance Dining Reservations and extra pixie dusted holiday fun for solo travellers, large or small family groups is my absolute pleasure! Learn More About Jane

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