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Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Steps

Step-by-Step Guide for Your Next Trip

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Walt Disney World vacation planning can be complicated. But it doesn't have to be.

Use our step-by-step guide to simplify the Disney World vacation planning process.

Simple instructions take you through your trip planning, making certain that you don't miss opportunities or any Disney world perks, such as:

  • The chance to skip the regular queue on popular attractions
  • Taking advantage of complimentary transportation to the parks
  • Linking your friends and family, so you can all plan together
  • Purchasing the right Disney World theme park ticket for your trip
  • Knowing whether you really need the Disney Dining plan

...and more

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Disney World Vacation Planning

STEP ONE

Set up My Disney Experience account

Master the art of My Disney Experience App with this Step-by-Step Guide

Get Help Setting up and Using Your My Disney Experience Account. My Disney Experience is a desktop and mobile app that allows you to sync all of your Disney vacation planning. It is a useful tool, both before and during your trip, allowing you to: Join family and friends […]

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Onsite or Off? Where to Stay for Your Disney World Vacation

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STEP THREE

Do you want the Disney Dining Plan?

How Does the Disney Dining Plan Work and Is It Right for YOU?

As Disney veterans, there is one question we get asked more than any other: How does the Disney Dining Plan work and is it worth it? Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t a simple yes or no. Deciding whether the Disney Dining Plan is right for you depends on how much you plan to […]

Disney World Vacation Planning

STEP FOUR

Make Advanced Dining Reservations

Tackling the World of Disney Advanced Dining Reservations 

If you’re taking a Disney World vacation, you’ll need to eat, and that most likely means tackling the Disney Advanced Dining Reservation process.

While not as difficult as it might seem at first glance, there are some complexities that you’ll need to understand and some tips you’ll want to know for making it easier. Understanding […]

Disney World Vacation Planning

Everything You Need to Know about Purchasing Disney World Tickets

Purchasing Disney World tickets may be the most expensive part of your Disney vacation planning.

Make the best decision for your trip and your budget by following 4 simple steps. Time needed: 1 hour. 4 Simple Steps for Finding the Best Disney World Tickets for Your Vacation Understand your ticket options There are three types of […]

Disney World Vacation Planning

Everything You Need to Know to Use FastPass+: 

It’s possible to amp up the magic on your Disney World vacation with Walt Disney World’s FastPass+. FastPass+ (FP) allows you to skip the regular queue on many popular attractions. However, to gain the most from the Disney invention, you’ll need to understand how the FP+ system works, when you can use it and where […]

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