• On Feb 23, 2021
    Joanne from Leicestershire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you recommend the best places to look for planning our first visit - I feel overwhelmed! What is the best way to start?

    Hello Joanne and welcome to planDisney.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to ask me such an important question about making 1st time plans to visit the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.  With so many Things to Do in Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, there really is something for everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart.  There's no need to feel overwhelmed because planDisney is here to help formulate a jolly Disney holiday that's sure to be practically perfect in every way!

    I like to begin my planning at the very beginning (because that's a very good place to start!), and always make a start by checking out the most up-to-date Walt Disney World Deals on the official Walt Disney Travel Company website.  From that point, I usually make choices of Disney Resort hotel, be it a Value, Moderate or Deluxe to suit both my family budget and needs before deciding on our length of stay, then add Ultimate Tickets to match, and also to complete our package holiday, including return flights to Orlando International Airport.  It's so convenient to be able to make all those arrangements in one, easy to navigate, pixie-dusted spot!

    Next, I would suggest creating a My Disney Experience account which will help provide the key to the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.  Guests can plan Disney Park Pass reservations many months in advance (currently as far ahead as early 2023), and as the check-in date gets closer, make Advanced Dining Reservations up to 60 days in advance.  Plus the My Disney Experience Mobile App (once downloaded onto your smartphone) can act as a virtual assistant for making plans on-the-go when you're on holiday.

    Nothing says we're going on holiday more than ordering a brochure and I'm happy to say Guests can access online or download some FREE  Holiday Planning Tools which includes the handy Little Big Book of Magic, plus also you may wish to Sign Up for Special Offers & News.  Additionally, I think you'd also benefit from taking a peek at these super helpful Panel Extras which include top travel tips for getting the whole family involved, packing solutions, and counting down to your much-awaited Disney trip.

    Joanne, I saved my best tip for last!  Just enjoy this early planning stage, it really is just the beginning of something so magical, where you'll no doubt be able to create some unforgettable memories with your family at Walt Disney World Resort.

    Have a great Disney day ~ 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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