Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jan 30, 2012
    Jessica Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I will be visiting WDW for the very 1st time with my husband and two kids(9+4) I'm having a hard time trying to book a vacation package. Not so sure where to start. What is best recommened?

    Hi Jessica,

    First trips are extra magical in my opinion.  How exciting that yours is in the works!  Once you have your travel dates and budget worked out, I recommend clicking HERE to see if Disney is currently offering any special discounts or packages for your travel dates.  For first trips, you might also consider calling to speak to a reservations agent, who can walk you through the various options for your dates (such as dining plans, park tickets and other options).  When you are ready, you can call reservations at 407-W-DISNEY (407-934-7639).  Disney's reservations agents are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful at helping families pick a package or resort-only reservation that works best for them.  I've only had fabulous experiences with folks on the line.

    Once you have your resort and dates set, I recommend coming up with a general itinerary of which parks you intend to visit on each day of your trip, and then making dining reservations (up to 180 days prior to your arrival.)  I would try to secure reservations at restaurants that are in or near whichever park you are planning on visiting in a given day to avoid having to spend too much travelling to and from your destination.

    From there, I'd include any special events (makeovers at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for any princesses in your party, dinner shows, Cirque du Soleil, etc.)  Feel free to write back for more specific tips or any additional questions.  Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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