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Planning a Disney World Vacation By The Numbers

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Going to Disney World? GREAT! You’ll have a blast if you use this guide to planning a Disney World vacation by the numbers. There are some important dates you’ll want to pay attention to as your trip gets closer.

Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation Planning a Disney World Vacation By The Numbers



You’ve made the decision to take a vacation to Walt Disney World.

That’s?HUGE and, as you know, I fully support this decision.

Number 1 #MagicPusher right over here.

Not to freak you out, but that’s the easy part.

Yes, I’m serious!

There are a lot of decisions to be made at this point and points coming up soon.

Well, soonish.

You have a bit of time if you are like most people and thinking in advance.

And if you aren’t, don’t panic. I’ll walk you through it!

The first thing you’ll want to do is pick your dates and the budget for this trip.

Let’s just admit this up front: you’ll probably end up stretching both to their limits.

Hey, you know what they say


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Once those deets are hammered out, you can get to the nitty-gritty.

Where are you going to stay?

You have 34 resort options on Walt Disney World property to choose from!

How many days will you spend in the parks? To park hop or not?

Some guests prefer to visit one park a day; others prefer the option to visit more than one on any given day.

Everybody likes options!


Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation


Is the Disney Dining Plan right for you?

Pre-payment for your meals is an option!

What’s all this FastPass+ business about? Oh, and Magic Bands?

You can make reservations that virtually hold your place in?line for your favorite attractions.

Less waiting means more magic!

And Magic Bands are your keys to the magic: they are your room key, park tickets, and payment method all rolled into one nifty bracelet.?


Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation

A Walt Disney World Resort guest uses a MagicBand to enter Magic Kingdom theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Guests also can use MagicBands to enter their Disney Resort hotel room, buy food and merchandise, enter Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and water parks, access their selected FastPass+ experiences and connect to Disney’s PhotoPass. MagicBands are part of the new MyMagic+, which has the ability to connect nearly all aspects of the guest vacation experience at Walt Disney World Resort. (Kent Phillips, photographer)


Oh- and transportation. You’ve got to get to the resort, right?

You’ll want to book your Disney Magical Express to and from the airport or arrange for a rental car if you prefer.?

Are you still with me, or did you give up and decide to go to Hawaii?

It sounds like a lot, but the planning can be part of the fun and excitement.

If that’s not your thing, and I know it can be overwhelming to go it alone, then you may want to contact someone like me, a Disney Travel Planner, to help you out.

My services are free to you, not something you’ll hear a lot when it comes to Disney. 😉

You can email me at with any questions, and I’m happy to talk Disney with you.

In the meantime, you’ll want to pin this infographic that gives a rundown of the numbers you’ll need to remember for planning your trip.

Here’s a rundown of the numbers you want to remember when planning out your trip.


Steps to Planning a Walt Disney World Vacation: Planning a Disney World Vacation By The Numbers


I’d love to hear about your next trip! When are you going to the Walt Disney World Resort next??

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