• On Nov 24, 2017
    Rachel from OH 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.

    I was wondering if you have to buy your Dining plan and tickets at the same time you book your hotel? Or if it could be broken up. Thank you for any guidance you can give to me. It will be my children's first time to Disney, and we are pretty excited!

    Dear Rachel,

    Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question about planning for your upcoming magical vacation! To be a parent bringing your children to Walt Disney World Resort for the very first time is one of the most pixie dusted experiences ever!

    You can absolutely book your Walt Disney World Resort hotel room now, and then you can modify it as needed as you move forward. You can also keep an eye out for any special offers that might pop up and apply to your dates!

    Moms Panel tip: For your children's first trip, may I suggest this awesome Countdown to Fun set? You can choose to give them monthly, weekly, or even daily leading up to your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

    Hope that helps with your wondEARful planning!

    - Jan K.
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a planDisney Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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