Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Feb 6, 2015
    Gabby from CA Asked

    First trip to Disney World! Husband, 6 yo daughter and me. This is a spontaneous trip to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We leave in 15 days! So excited, but worried we didn't do any planning (reservations, fast pass, etc). Any tips on must do's

    Hi Gabby!

    I bet you are so excited to spend your 10th wedding anniversary at Walt Disney World! My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary on February 20th, so I just had to hop in and answer this question for you.

    First, don't panic! Yes, it is best to make your Advanced Dining Reservations and FastPass+ selections as early as possible, but you can still have a wonderful time when booking closer to your arrival. Here are a few tips for you:
    • Find one or two restaurants that you would like to dine in, and make reservations now. If you see that there is no availability, don't fret. Try back around early afternoon to evening, each day before your arrival. Since there is a fee for missing a reservation, Guests tend to cancel theirs at least 24 hours before. You can also check for openings while you're at Walt Disney World, in the My Disney Experience app.
    • Do an early dinner. If you don't have reservations, you are more than welcome to stop by a restaurant to see if they have any openings. You'll have a better chance of dining if you are willing to have an early dinner. Plus, you can go venturing into the parks for dessert while everyone else is just starting on their late night meals!
    • Use the FastPass+ kiosks within the parks. If you find that you aren't able to make the FastPass+ selections that you want ahead of time, take advantage of the kiosks located in each park. I suggest getting there at park opening to get FastPass+ selections for the popular attractions.
    • Have a great time! There is so much to do and see in the most magical place on Earth. Even if you don't get to reserve anything, just enjoy the time together. Be sure to get a picture with Mickey and Minnie to celebrate the occasion!


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Meet the Panelist: Amiyrah, New Jersey

I'm a Disney thrill ride seeker, Star Wars fangirl and Air Force Sergeant whose name literally means "Princess." Pixie Dust is in my blood, and I'm passing that magic along to my husband, little fairy daughter, "Imagineer-in-training" son, and Winnie The Pooh sized baby boy. Learn More About Amiyrah

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