• On Apr 5, 2018
    Sandy from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, I am taking my 9 yr old son for the 1st time. Was wondering if you have any tips suggestions to make it a trip of a lifetime on a single mom budget? I want to make his dreams come true & magic alive with taking him to Disney in FL! I am so excited

    Hi Sandy,

    I bring you greetings from within the secret base of the Rebellion. We have been searching for young Jedi to join us in our battle against the Dark Side. Many of us are in hiding and we need new allies who can walk among varied species, going unnoticed as we gather more information. I sense that the Force is strong with your son, so listen carefully!

    First, locate your home base of operations at one of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. You will be safe there. Learn to blend by doing as the other humans do - purchase your theme park tickets and link them to your My Disney Experience Account. Sixty days prior to your trip, make Fast Pass+ selections for attractions. All young Jedi must eat. Be sure to make dining reservations for at least one special meal. 

    During your visit, we must get him to training for the new Jedi recruits. If you make a pre-park opening dining reservation at Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can enter the park secretly and survey your surroundings. Before dining, head directly to the sign-up location for Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. Training is intense. After training, stop by Star Wars Launch Bay to see others who have joined forces to save the galaxy. Take flight on Star Tours - The Adventures Continue. Afterwards, let our young recruit relive his youth in Toy Story Land!

    Sandy, be vigilant. There are many who would distract him from his purpose - saving the galaxy on his first visit!

    May the Force be with you!

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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