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  • On Nov 15, 2017
    Cynthia from IN Asked

    Will I get paper maps of the parks to help with planning before we arrive?

    Hi Cynthia,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am delighted that you brought this question to us!

    Although paper maps are no longer mailed, you can access printable guide maps for each park. To do so, go to the Walt Disney World website, then click on "Parks & Tickets." Click on a park link. Underneath the main page photo, you should see links for Guest Services and Guide Map. We often review the Magic Kingdom guide map prior to each trip.

    There are also great planning videos that we have used to prepare for our trips. With the maps and My Disney Experience Mobile App, we strategically plan our Fast Pass+ selections and dining reservations. I like to be sure that they are geographically close to each other so that we are not running from one end of the park to another to get to a dining reservation.

    Cynthia, we try to do everything in an order that minimizes walking in between. For example, when we do our first day at Magic Kingdom, we typically start with Space Mountain, then do Tomorrowland Speedway then do Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. On our most recent visit, we then did lunch at Tony's Town Square Restaurant as part of the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade dining package. After the parade, we went back to the resort to relax.

    Happy Planning!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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