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  • On Feb 24, 2023
    Sendy 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 wanting to plan a trip to Disney the week of April 3rd for 3 days and not sure about how to go about planning it.

    Welcome, Sendy!  

    How exciting to take a special Walt Disney World Resort vacation this spring! Disney planning can be overwhelming at first but I’m here to be your guide on this adventure. There are many new processes in place to make your experience as a Guest better than ever - let’s dive in together!

    Since you know your arrival date, you’re off to a great start! Please know that it is an exciting week at Walt Disney World so I expect it will be busy and you should firm up your plans quickly. It’s a popular Spring Break week for many schools, but also the return of a fan-favorite nighttime spectacular and the grand opening of a new thrill ride (TRON: Lightcycle / Run).

    The next step is to decide where to stay. The primary distinction is to stay either at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel or an off-site hotel. You can browse availability, pricing, and special offers to make this decision. There are many benefits to staying on site (including Early Theme Park Entry which would help with the crowds that week), and I love the storytelling, themes, and service that come with staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel.

    Theme park tickets are next! Disney Parks now require a theme park reservation, so please check availability of the park you’re interested in each day before finalizing your purchase. You should buy the tickets and secure these reservations at the same time as soon as you’re ready. If staying on property, you can purchase your tickets when you book this stay online. If not, you can purchase them separately on the website. I recommend purchasing Memory Maker for special savings before arrival.

    Now that you have the major components together you can work on the details that make your visit unique. Dining reservations are available now (they open 60 days in advance). Availability may be limited but try filtering on your planned location each day and be open to eating at off-peak times. Guests change plans often, so keep checking and take advantage of the Walk-up Waitlist in the My Disney Experience app during your trip to find some last-minute openings.

    Disney Genie Service can help make the most of your theme park days. You can download the My Disney Experience App at home and become comfortable with key features before arriving - Mobile Food Ordering and Virtual Queues will be especially useful.

    Please let us know how else we can help as you count down to this magical trip!

    Wishing you a practically perfect vacation, 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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