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  • On Nov 14, 2012
    Christina from WY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is a two-part question. 1. We have reservations in November of 2013. Will I receive a packet will our room information etc in the mail prior to our trip? 2. I have seen a lot of questions about photo-passes, what is this and is there a fee?

    Hi, Christina!

    Congratulations on booking your 2013 vacation!  You have a year to plan out your itineraries, dining, and make lists of "must-see's" in WDW!   Make sure to mark your calendar when you reach that 180 day mark from your vacation as this is when you can start making your dining reservations.

    Almost everything you will need you will get at check-in:  Key to the World card which will will be your room key, park ticket, and also have your dining credits (if you booked a dining package) as well as information with park hours and resort information.  You may receive some fun mailings with resort information and planning ideas, and if you booked a package, you will get a book with some coupons.  The other mailing you will get will be your Magical Express vouchers and luggage tags.  Expect mailings about a month before your arrival date.  

    PhotoPass is a photography service available at Walt Disney World.  Disney photographers will snap your picture throughout the parks and put them onto a card.  You can then browse the images online and purchase the ones that are the most magical!  This is free service, and you only pay for the pictures you purchase.  If you would like to pre-pay for your photos on a CD, you can do that as well. Click HERE for more details.

    Have fun as you plan for your vacation!  Let us know how we can help you along as you get ready to visit Mickey, Minnie, and all their pals!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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