• On Apr 22, 2016
    Shannon from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I will be traveling the week of Thanksgiving and am a hard-core pre-planner. a few questions: When is best to book? Should i wait for those package rates to come out or just book now and add a promo later? What are the most important things to do/know??

    Greetings, Shannon, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I appreciate your keen planning style Shannon and have great news for you.

    Please take a look at Walt Disney World Resort's current Special Offers and Deals for a variety of packages which may be of interest and benefit to you. If you are interested in any of the offers and deals, simply click to proceed to the next stage in the booking process where you will need to either register for free or log into your Disney account.

    Once booked, Shannon, may I direct you to customize and control your vacation through My Disney Experience online and mobile app for such important details as Advanced Dining Reservations, selecting FastPass+ experiences and personalizing your MagicBands. I highly recommend booking your Advanced Dining Reservations for those ever-popular Table-Service restaurants, especially the Character Meal restaurants during this highly visited time of the year. As well, please take the opportunity to secure your FastPass+ experiences 60-days in advance of your arrival if staying at a Disney Resort hotel. If staying off property, you'll have to wait for 30-days before your arrival to secure your FastPass+ experiences.

    You may wish to expedite your check in at your Disney Resort hotel on arrival day through Online Resort Check-In so you can get to your fun sooner.

    I hope this information is helpful and that you find a suitable offer, Shannon. Please feel free to consult us for any assistance regarding your vacation planning in the near future.

    Best Disney Wishes~

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello there, I'm Jacqueline from Ontario! I am passionate about Walt Disney World Resort. Each of our Disney Parks vacations have been unique and memorable, bonding our family in ways like no other vacation. Disney vacations quickly became an annual tradition, and we always look forward to our next Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line vacation! I would be so happy and honored to help you plan your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

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