• On Jun 24, 2015
    Adrea from CT Asked

    We are planning for our first WDW trip, we are booking a magic your way trip for either sept or oct 2016. I have two questions, we are thinking of doing the deluxe dining plan, is it worth it? Also does Fastpass+ come with the package, or is it an extra?

    Hi Andrea!

    Congrats on booking your very first trip to Walt Disney World.   I hope you are ready to make memories you will cherish forever.   I still remember my very first visit when I was just 7 years-old,  it was so magical.  I hope you and your family have an amazing vacation.

    I think all of the Disney Dining Plans are terrific.  I have used the Disney Deluxe Dining Plan on 2 occasions.  Once with my entire family and once with friends during the Epcot International Food and Wine festival.   I found that when I used it with my entire family we didn't eat all the meals at a Table-Service restaurants and had many snacks leftover. So it may have been wiser to stick with the regular Disney Dining Plan.  It sometimes is hard to get children to sit still for 3 meals a day when there is so much magic outside waiting for them.   However, when I used the Deluxe Dining Plan with my friends we enjoyed many signature dining locations and felt we surely got our money's worth out  the plan.   It is totally up to you as the Disney Dining plan is amazing.  

    As for Disney's FastPass+ service, it is absolutely free and can be used by any Guest with a valid theme park ticket.   If you are staying on-site you will be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days before you arrive, compared to Guests who stay off-site who will only have 30 days before arrival to choose.   I encourage you to make your selections before you arrive for your 3 must-do attractions in each park.  If you need help making selections or have any other questions, don't hesitate to stop by again.  I wish you pixie-dusted planning as you chart out your Walt Disney World adventure. 

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call Alabama home. I am a stay-at-home mom to 2 rowdy, young Pirates and a beautiful pre-teen Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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