• On Oct 29, 2021
    Kaitlyn from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am thinking about planning a vacation to Disney for my entire family (6 adults, 2 kids) for next summer. I don't know the best rates and where to start. Help!

    Hi Kaitlyn,

    Thank you for dropping by planDisney to get some advice on planning a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    I am so happy to see you starting to plan early. First, keep an eye on the Special Offers so that you can see when discounts are released that might be applicable to your dates. Second, review the Disney Resorts Collection so that you can decide on a few resort hotel possibilities. My family prefers resort hotels with multiple dining and transportation options.

    A few of our favorites include Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Both of these resorts have walking paths to Magic Kingdom and they have access to Walt Disney World® Monorail Transportation. When we have been on a tighter budget, we stayed at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort. I also adore Disney's Pop Century Resort because it has access to the Disney Skyliner. With the size of your family, you may want to try the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa or a bungalow at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. Some resorts in the Disney Resorts Collection also have 2 Bedroom Villas that might also be an option.

    When you have decided on your dates, you can compare vacation package pricing across different resort hotels. Select the type of theme park tickets and number of ticket days you want. When you book a vacation package, you will select the resort hotel and theme park tickets. Consider leaving at least one day of your trip as a non park day where you can hang at the pool and perhaps visit Disney Springs.

    Kaitlyn, start pricing your vacation package now. If a Special Offer is released that covers your dates, you can then compare the new rates with ones you had previously searched. I also like to price our vacations early so that we put down a deposit and start saving money. At some point, you will need to also start planning for advanced dining reservations. Currently, the booking window should open 60-days prior to your arrival date! I hope this helps you get started!

    Magic and memories,

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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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