Help! Trying to plan 1st trip to WDW

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  1. jtolpin

    jtolpin Earning My Ears

    Feb 19, 2008
    Help! DW and I are trying to plan our first trip to WDW in July/August time frame...

    I need advice on where to look first, find the deals, etc...

    We have 3 kids - 10, 8, and 6.

    Any help is appreciated! We want to stay in the park, without renting a car (if possible), have a dining plan, have 2 BR's (is that the suite?)


  2. peggyjean123

    peggyjean123 hoosier at heart

    Apr 23, 2006
    any ways you can boost your trip to June, because up until June 30th they are running a special , purchase 4 nights and get three free, can't beat it. But if you can't I'd say for good trip try travel mike, he is approved by disney and gives you all the ins and outs of planning your trip, it does cost, but the time saved is worth the price. :thumbsup2
  3. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

    Apr 12, 2005
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  5. 02AggieGirl

    02AggieGirl DIS Veteran

    Feb 11, 2007
    To find deals, you can go to the disney world website or
    If it was me, I would look at the resorts to decide where I wanted to stay first. Then I would decide on what type of tickets you wanted...since you are going during the summer, would you want to add the water parks option, etc? Then decide if one of the dining plans is right for you. I like them personally just b/c most of the trip (incl food) is paid for in advance. Then decide on what restaurants you think you and your family might enjoy. has the menus and pics of resorts. Then check the disney website for park hours & EMH to decide which park you want to go to on what day. make your dining reservations, and a touring plan....but I'm a little obsessive about planning ;) Although I love having it planned out b/c then I just go and do it and just enjoy being there instead of trying to decide what to do next. HTH!
  6. Sukie

    Sukie DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2008
    :wave2: Glad to have you on board. There are so many Disney books out there to choose from. My favorite one is "The PassPorter's" and it has all kinds of info on WDW. check it out at PassPorter' I just gave one to my girlfriend for Christmas and I bought her's at Borders. I know that you will have lots of fun looking up all kind of info about WDW. Good Luck :thumbsup2
  7. pumba


    Dec 28, 1999
    every board here is geared to helping a person plan a trip to Disney. We have a board for Restaurants and dining. We have one for resorts and one for transportation. Check around these and ask questions.
    Everyone here whether it is a moderator of the forums or the people who frequent them LOVE TO ANSWER questions.

    So welcome to the Dis and check around.....
  8. HopeCatherine

    HopeCatherine Mouseketeer

    Aug 5, 2008
    You should check out for all the general info, and to look at the resorts, retaurants, and parks. You mentioned you don't want to rent a car, so if you're flying make sure to use Disney's Magical Express, which brings you straight from the airport to your hotel (if you're staying on-property.) Don't get too stressed about planning, no matter what you'll have fun!!

    Good luck!
  9. DWFan4Life

    DWFan4Life DIS Veteran

    Jan 7, 2009

    This would be great, just enjoy and have fun. It might be a very memorable trip for all of you.

    Have a safe trip coming. :)
  10. disneygal2007

    disneygal2007 He's my Soldier and I am his Princess

    Jun 15, 2007
    another great site is

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