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  • On Sep 24, 2019
    Jennifer from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! We are wanting to plan a trip...anytime between October 12-20. There are 5 of us. Two adults, 13 year old, 11 year old, and a 9 year old. I am unfamiliar with Disney. Not sure what would be great for our kids/ ages. 4 or 5 days?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Wow! I'm super excited to hear that you're planning your very first Disney vacation...and for so soon! October is a GREAT time to visit with typically nice weather and lots of fall fun, and I'd be happy to help you put together the pieces for a completely incredible vacation!

    If you have the chance, I'd recommend watching a few of these fantastic planning videos first just to get your bearings on all of the aspects of a Disney vacation. After that, you'll want to make reservations, and I'm happy to let you know that there are some great Disney Resort hotels that sleep five Guests. By staying right in the middle of the magic, you'll enjoy wonderful perks like complimentary MagicBands and transportation, plus the access to Extra Magic Hours. Once you've decided where you'd like to stay, you'll want to think about how many days' tickets you'd like to purchase. If possible, I'd buy at least a four-day ticket and visit each of the four theme parks at least once. Now with that said, there is a LOT of walking during a Disney vacation and way more to do than anyone can do in one visit, so I'd definitely pace yourselves. My family likes to take a day "off" in the middle of our trip where we just sleep in, enjoy the pools and amenities at our Disney Resort hotel, and plan a fun character dinner that evening before heading to bed early to be ready for more theme park fun the next day. You'll want to purchase your tickets as soon as you decide, though, so that you can get them linked to your My Disney Experience account and begin making FastPass+ selections, which will allow you to choose three attractions or experiences per day ahead of time to skip the standby lines. It's a GREAT time saver and you'll definitely want to take full advantage of it! The last big planning piece to consider is where you'd like to dine. I'd definitely recommend making a reservation for any Table-service dining as they're quite popular.

    While you can purchase everything separately, a Disney Resort Hotel Package can include your room, theme park tickets, and even the Disney Dining Plan to make planning easy peasy. If you need assistance booking your trip, please feel free to call a friendly Cast Member to help you!

    I know it can all feel a bit overwhelming to plan your first Disney trip, and I'm SO glad that you reached out to me here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Feel free to keep your great questions coming, Jennifer, as I'm always here and happy to help. You and your family are going to have the most AMAZING time, and I hope that you have a truly magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

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