• On Sep 16, 2016
    Kistin from MS Asked

    We are first timers traveling to Disney in 2 weeks (with almost 5 yo and 3 yo). We've got ADRs and fast passes set, and I've read every thing I can get my hands on. What other major things do we need do know? I am feeling very underprepared!

    Hi Kristin,

    I am so glad that you stopped by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Do not worry, your first Disney trip is sure to be a magical one. I want to help you feel at ease so that you can forget about the stress and enjoy yourself. 

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you will have access to Disney's Magical Express. If so, you should have received your yellow baggage tags. Be sure to attach these prior to checking them at your departure airport. Once you arrive, there is no need to head to baggage claim. Simply head downstairs to the Disney's Magical Express check-in area. Because you will not see your checked baggage for awhile, be sure to have your necessities in your carry-ons, especially those important MagicBands. 

    Have you considered the Memory Maker photo package? This is a great product that allows you unlimited photos taken by PhotoPass photographers, attraction photos, and even select attraction videos. This is a convenient way to be in all of your vacation photos. I know as a mom, I am often absent from many photos as the photographer. So, this allows me to be part of the photo memories!

    A few things you will not want to forget to pack: sunscreen, pre-packaged snacks, ziploc bag for your phones during water attractions, folded up trashbag to protect your backpack or purse during those same rides, bandaids, chapstick and electronic chargers. 

    Lastly, be sure to get the free My Disney Experience mobile app. This is the handiest tool while in the parks. It provides interactive maps, up to the minute attraction wait times and more. 

    Have the time of your lives. Your trip will be here before you can say, "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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