Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 29, 2015
    Richard from NJ Asked

    It seems to me every time I log on to MDE or ask a friend/family member a ?, I am confused about what I need to do after reserving my trip. I have made all meal res. Now what? What other steps for preparing should I take? If I do it 1X, I'll be golden!

    Hey Richard-

    I love the planning stage! When we plan a magical adventure to Walt Disney World Resort we select our dates, resort and decide on the theme park for each day including the dining, attractions and FastPass+ entitlements. Should we choose an off day for pool time (typically Saturday which helps to avoid weekend theme park crowds) we also designate that day. Crowd calendars located at various sites like help to determine best days to visit the parks with high reliability.

    With your lodging, dining and theme parks selected, decide whether to do a special event (additional fees) like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (the best!) or the Keys to the Kingdom Tour. We typically stay in the theme park located closest to the dining/tour experience to reduce travel time.

    Next up, plan your days including FastPass+ selections. These are a must! After researching the attractions, select the ones you are most interested in skipping the lines for your FastPass+ selections, such as Soarin' at Epcot, and develop a plan incorporating your FastPass+ reservations with the other attractions. With a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel you will be able to make your three FastPass+ selection 60 days in advance of your check-in date (only 30 days for off-property Guests).  Online help such as (fees may apply) will help you easily create a detailed itinerary for each theme park day.

    I would also consider purchasing Memory Maker in advance to capture those magical moments for everyone.

    Thanks for stopping by again, Richard.

    Enjoy making many Magical Memories!

    ~Jason °O°
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Meet the Panelist: Jason, Georgia

I am a Disney Dad raising two fantastic boys with my wife. We love the hidden treasures found all over the "Most Magical Place on Earth" and have “yEARS” of knowledge! I am so excited to share my pixie-dust covered experiences with you while planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Let the lifelong magical memories ... begin! Learn More About Jason

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