Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Apr 1, 2015
    Alicia from OH Asked

    I am so overwhelmed with all the choices/decisions to make planning a trip to WDW! My parents are taking my sister and I along with our 3 kids, the kids are 2,10, and 12. I need to keep all three happy and have a plan put together... Help!


    Thanks for stopping by.  I love to plan my trips to Walt Disney World Resort so here are a few tips and suggestions to get you started.  

    Pick a Disney Resort Hotel that fits your family’s style.  There are so many options that not only will you find something that will fit everyone's likes, but also everyone's budget!

    A scheduled sit-down meal is a must-do for my family for each day of our stay and Walt Disney World Resort offers tons of great restaurants and character dining experiences.  Reservations usually open 180 days prior to your arrival and can be done online or by calling 1-407-WDW-DINE.  For a fun meal, I highly recommend 'Ohana for breakfast.

    Be sure to make your Disney FastPass+ selections.  By doing so, you will be able to lock-in some of your must-do experiences before you arrive.  If you will be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you may make your selections 60 days prior to your arrival date with valid park admission. Otherwise, you can make your selections 30 days in advance of each day of your visit with valid park admission.  My number one FastPass+ selection right now is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom park.

    Finally, I always like to use “crowd calendars” to get an idea of how busy it will be and which parks are best to visit on which day.  My preferred calendar is which provides some wonderful information.  This site is not an official Disney website, but I find it to be a great tool.

    I hope this helps you get started in your planning and if I can help you with anything else, please let me know.

    Happy planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Ana, Texas

Hi, I’m Ana! I’m a Disney fanatic, lover of traveling and overall fabulous gal. Originally from Costa Rica, I have called Texas home for the past 21 years. My passion is helping others have a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation, and I can’t wait to share my knowledge with you. Learn More About Ana

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