• On Oct 15, 2016
    Allison from TX Asked

    We are buying the Disney World annual tickets and my kids ages are 4 and 2, we are buying the annual tickets by the end of Oct. and hoping to go in November or December, This will be our VERY first trip, so what are some things to do that are a must do?

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel, Allison!

    I am SO happy that you found us; planning your family's first trip to Walt Disney World is exciting, as there are so many fun things to consider!

    This is a great time to get an Annual Pass, too, as those who purchase them through January 3rd, 2017, get 13 months for the price of 12! You are going to love your AP, as it enables you to plan a more leisurely trip. You'll be back, so look for must-dos for this first trip; you can see more magic on a return visit.

    My first recommendation: get organized. Create a My Disney Experience Account, then download My Disney Experience app. Both will help you keep track of FastPass+ plans, Advanced Dining Reservations, character greetings and much more.

    I cannot overstate how great FastPass+ is for avoiding lines. Be sure to read the link above to determine when you can make your plans, or send another question. We are happy to walk you through the process.

    Also for your first visit, be sure to stop for many PhotoPass photos, taken by WDW's professional photographers: digital downloads are included with your AP!

    Next up? Dining choices. Want to dine with characters? Chef Mickey's and The Crystal Palace can't be beat. Early risers? Book breakfast in the parks before they open. After that, coordinate FastPass+ plans and each day will be magical!

    Send other questions for more must-dos, Allison; we love to help!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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