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  • On Dec 13, 2012
    Donna from MI Asked

    My husband & I are planning our family's first trip to Disney. My husband is disabled (will have difficulty w/extensive walking) & we will be bringing 5 children ages 19, 12, 9, 6, and 6. We are traveling from MI. Where do we begin?

    Hi Donna,

    You're planning your first vacation to Walt Disney World?  How exciting! 

    The best place to start is to choose your dates of travel.  Once you have those, set your budget.  Then select a Walt Disney World resort that will work within the parameters of your budget.  (There are Disney resorts to fit every budget, ranging from extravagant deluxe resorts to fun value resorts). 

    From there, you'll want to consider what type of theme park tickets you'll need.  If you want to visit more than one theme park each day, then the park hopper option is for you.  Typically, I find that first time visitors are well served by the less expensive Magic Your Way tickets.

    Finally, consider adding the Disney Dining Plan to your vacation package.  It's the most cost effective way to feed children (and adults, in my opinion) while vacationing at Walt Disney World.

    When you book your vacation, be sure to mention your husband's mobility issues.  They will help you find a room that is as near as possible to your resort's main amenities.  Also, discuss with your husband whether renting a scooter might make his vacation less challenging.  Guest Assistance Cards are available to guests with physical challenges visiting the theme parks.

    Feel free to ask as many questions as you like, Donna.  We'll be delighted to help you plan the most magical Disney vacation ever!

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Meet the Panelist: Jill, New Jersey

Lesson plans, college plans, vacation a teacher, college counselor, and incurable Disney fan I find myself constantly planning.  I love to share advice with friends who have yet to experience all that Walt Disney World has to offer! Learn More About Jill

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