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Planning a Disney Vacation in 7 Steps!

Planning a Disney Vacation?

7 steps ?to make Planning a Disney Vacation a Breeze!

“Unforgettable Happens Here!” – Disney

last updated: July 18, 2018

  1. Choose Your travel dates – ??Planning a Disney Vacation around work and school is obvious, but don’t forget to check crowd calendars and consider special seasonal events happening at the parks!
  2. Pick a Resort –? Disney offers Deluxe, Moderate and Value resorts to meet everyone’s budget.
  3. Create a daily plan for your trip! – What parks would you like to visit each day? ?Don’t forget about pool days, Downtown Disney, and many of the other magical experiences Disney offers!
  4. Book dining reservations – ?180 days from your trip date!
  5. Add Extra Disney Magic! – Don’t forget to make reservations for Tours, Boat Shows, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and more!
  6. Book Fastpass reservations?- 60 days from your trip date!
  7. And finally – PACK!?– See my Complete Disney Packing List here!

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I create the magic, all you have to do is pack!

Disney Magic by Month

See what’s happening each month at Disney World here!

Disney’s Resorts- Where to stay when planning a Disney Vacation

Deluxe Resorts – Animal Kingdom Lodge, Beach Club Resort, Boardwalk Inn, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village, Wilderness Lodge, Yacht Club

Deluxe Villas -?Saratoga Springs, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary, Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Boardwalk Villas, Beach Club Villas,?Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House & Kidani Village, Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian

Moderate Resorts – Cabins at Fort Wilderness, Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs, Port Orleans Riverside, Port Orleans French Quarter

Value Resorts – All Star Movies, All Star Sports, All Star Music, Art of Animation, Pop Century

Campgrounds – Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Dining at Disney – Where to eat at Disney World

There are numerous options for dining at Walt Disney World! ?They are divided into 3 categories.

  • Table Service?dining; these are the dining experiences you need reservations for. ?These are waited tables, many with character experience. ?They can be made up to 180 day from your arrival date.
  • Quick Service dining – you will find these all over the parks and resorts. ?No reservations are needed. ?It is like a counter service restaurant in which you order at the counter and then carry your own food to the table to eat. ?The food is just as amazing at many of these quick service restaurants. ?So don’t skip out on them thinking you’re missing what Disney has to offer in food.
  • Snacks – You can find snacks everywhere! ?Many are must have treats while at the parks and resorts! ?Dole Whips and Micky Ears ice cream don’t even begin to cover what’s available!

As you already know, there are dining options all over Walt Disney Worlds 4 parks! ?But don’t forget to make reservations at the resorts (even if you’re not staying at one, you may want to eat at one of their amazing restaurants) and also at Disney Springs. ?Currently Disney Springs is undergoing a major refurbishment and overhaul! ?For the better in my opinion! ?Many new exciting and yummy restaurants have opened there that must be tired! ?Of course, many of our old favorites are still there too!

Need concierge Disney planning service for free?? ?I can help make it more magical! Or would you like your vacation plans reviewed? ?I’d love to help! ?My planning a Disney trip services are free of charge! ?email me at: You can also message me via Facebook. ?Just visit the Love of the Mouse Facebook page to find me!

See Ya Real Soon!

Jamie Rumph
Jamie Rumph
Hi, I'm Jamie, traveling mama, entrepreneur, and travel advisor. I'm addicted to Disney, traveling and exploring the world with my family, and have a passion for helping families experience the magic of travel. My home is filled with love and chaos, 2 crazy girls, 2 large dogs, and the most spectacular architect and Disney Cast Member I call my husband. We live in Florida and spend our weekends playing at Orlando's many theme parks and visiting the beach. In 2015, after helping numerous families plan their vacations to various Disney Destinations, I started a blog to answer all of the many travel questions I received daily. In 2016, the blog grew into a travel agency, and Love of the Magic Vacations was born. With a team of nearly 20, we spend our days creating family vacations around the world. What started as a blog is now a full service, worldwide vacation destination planning service. I create custom itineraries for each of my clients that not only meets but exceeds expectations. There is no greater gift than making memories while sharing the world and its cultures with your kids.


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