• On Jun 4, 2018
    Staci from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello I am Staci, I am trying to plan a surprise trip for my 5 year old to Disney world, need advice on where to begining wanting to go July 22?

    Oh my goodness Staci! What a wonderful gift you are giving your 5 year old! 

    You are already off to a great start! You have your travel date! 

    I would begin by finding a great Resort hotel. The Resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort are all amazing and I know you will find one your kiddo will love!

    From there, decide how many days of theme park and/or water park tickets you will want and whether or not you will want to add the Park Hopper Option to your tickets so you can hop from theme park to theme park in the same day.

    You will also want to think about dining reservations and FastPass+ selections. Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance of their reservation and FastPass+ can be made up to 60 days in advance. You are well within your booking window for both.

    When booking your Magic Your Way Vacation Package, you can either book it online or by calling Disney Resort Hotel Reservations at (407) 939-1936.

    Make sure you set up your My Disney Experience account and then download the free My Disney Experience mobile app to your mobile device. It has great information like Character greeting locations, wait times, maps, menus and so much more. You can also book dining and make FastPass+ selections from your My Disney Experience account.

    One of the most important tips I can give you is to make sure you include Memory Maker in your vacation package. Memory Maker is the perfect way to capture all of the magical memories you are going to share!
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