• On Feb 17, 2013
    Annie Asked

    We are planning our first trip to Disney with our 5 yr old son and 1 yr old daughter and the grandparents. We have never been there, so we have no idea where to start or what to expect! Help please?

    Hello Annie!
    Taking grandparents with you on your first Walt Disney World vacation will be the icing on the Mickey Mouse cake, the memories that await you will be priceless treasures for sure!
    First, decide when you want to go, is a great site that has a crowd prediction calendar so you can understand what the crowd levels might be like on any dates you are considering. Going during a less busy time of year allows you to enjoy the parks at leisurely pace.  
    Next visit the special offers page to see what kind of discounts might be available for your travel dates.If there isn't a current discount available check back because you can apply a discount even after you book your vacation.This is a good time to decide on a budget for your vacation, fortunately packages can be customized to fit just about any budget.
     I would then choose which Disney Resort is right for your family, since you will have a slightly larger party I recommend the new family suites at Disney's Art of Animation.The suites are large enough to fit 6 adults and one child under 3 so you will have plenty of space.The themeing of this resort is classic Disney, with every detail meticulously thought out to make you really feel like you are on that coral reef with Nemo and his friends.
    Okay so now it's time to decide on tickets, Magic your Way base tickets offer you admission to each of the 4 theme parks.  You can only enter one park per a day, but you are allowed to reenter the same park if you need to leave for naps and such. Adding the Park Hopper option allows you to visit multiple parks a day and The Water Park and More option allows you to visit the Waterparks, miniature golf and Disney Quest.I hope this helps get you started and please don't hesitate to ask all the questions you need in order to plan your first Walt Disney World vacation!

    Enjoy your "Disney Time!"
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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, South Carolina

My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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