How to Prepare for Your Disney Vacation

A trip to Walt Disney World is a magical experience. Planning it? Not so much. From hotels to roller coaster rides, there’s a lot involved when planning out your Disney Vacation. By preparing for your Disney vacation properly, though, you can get the most out of your trip.

Book reservations months in advanceHow to Prepare for Your Disney Vacation

Reservations fill up fast, so we recommend booking your hotel rooms, dinner reservations, and show reservations at least six months in advance. If you’re planning on going during the busy seasons (such as Spring Break, Christmas, or anytime in the summer), you might want to book your reservations even earlier.

Decide which parks you want to go to

This will help when booking reservations and buying your tickets. Multi-day park hopper tickets are convenient if you plan to go to multiple parks, but if you’re planning on only staying in Epcot, then single park-per-day tickets would work better. Then, once you’ve decided on which parks you’re going to visit, you can decide on which shows, restaurants, or rides you want to go to.

Consider staying at an on-site hotel

The convenience of staying at an on-site hotel can’t be overlooked. If you’re staying at a Disney Resort, you’ll have access to the Disney transportation system which can take you anywhere in the resort and to any of the parks. You’ll also receive early admissions, after-hour privileges, and the ability to book Disney Dining plans.

Make FastPass+ reservations

Before your trip, start finalizing which rides you want to go on in order to make your FastPass+ reservations. If you’re staying at a Disney resort hotel, then you can start booking 60 days in advance. If you’re staying at another hotel, however, you can start booking 30 days in advance. We recommend doing these as soon as possible, at least for the rides you have your heart set on.

Set a schedule

We’re not saying you’re going to stick to it exactly, but planning out each day of your trip will make things go by a lot easier once you’re there. This ensures that everyone on your trip gets to do what they want to do, especially if you’re going with your whole family. And, if you have kids, be sure not to plan anything too late at night.

Preparing for your Disney vacation can be stressful, so sometimes it’s nice to have a helping hand of a travel agent. As a graduate of the College of Disney Knowledge, Marianne Woody can help your Disney vacation be a dream come true. Give her a call at 214-929-2069 today to get started!

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