Taking the time to plan the trip means enjoying the parks, so we PLAN to ENJOY. More planning for Disney means more fun at Disney.
To me, planning means dining reservations and there are many, many choices!! Currently, it is 60 days in advance because of the pandemic. Normally, it means planning 6 months in advance!! The reason for this is to get those special dining reservations you want. Consider restaurants like Cinderella’s Royal Table, California Grill or Be our Guest.
It can be character dining experiences, romantic dining or just incredible favorite foods or restaurants!! Do you want to tell your child you didn’t get the reservation because you didn’t start planning early enough?? Don’t get me wrong, you certainly can go to Disney without making those dining reservations at 60/180 days, or at all, but do you want to??
Planning your accommodations ahead can be another major benefit as you get better choices of where to stay, whether it is on-site or off-site. The benefits of staying on-site are extra days for dining reservations, Magical Express, Disney transportation, and 60 day Fastpass window. Another benefit to early planning is if you book your room (as well as tickets and dining plan), you will get a postcard from Disney showing you the dates that your reservations window opens.
Another reason to start planning in advance is saving the money to go, we know it isn’t inexpensive to go to Disney. When you start planning early you can slowly take in all the information and it causes at lot less stress. You can learn little bits at a time which is much easier. Part of my job is to take the stress out of the vacation planning and put the fun back in to the vacation.
This is one of the ways I can do that for you. The most important thing to do first is set up a My Disney Experience (MDE) account. It is an app that you can download to your smartphone or use on a computer. I will have much more information on this invaluable tool and other reasons to start planning early in later newsletters.
Please check out my website: www.awalkintheparkwithcolleen.com as I am always adding new information and pictures. Also, feel free to contact ME at Colleen@awalkintheparkwithcolleen.net with comments or questions.