Get Ready for an Adventure!

Your vacation is booked, and now it’s time to plan out the details! Here’s a quick guide to everything that you need to know to plan the perfect Walt Disney World vacation!

My Disney Experience

Now that your deposit is paid, you can start your planning online before you hit the parks! Disney has introduced MyDisneyExperience for all guests to get a jumpstart on their planning. Once you register/log in, you will be able to link all your resort reservations, dining, and family and friends traveling with you.

Once you’re in your MyDisneyExperience account, you can link your reservation by going to the “MyDisneyExperience” tab and selecting “My Reservations & Tickets” and then “Link Resort Reservation”. At that point, you’ll enter your confirmation number and last name to link the reservation. You can also download the free My Disney Experience app on your smartphone from the app store. This will allow you to access your magical itinerary on the go!

Payments

30 days before check in

Your deposit has been paid, and your final payment just has to be paid 30 days before check in. You can make as many payments as you’d like between now and then. To make a payment, you can submit your information here:

Park Reservations

The Disney Park Pass system is now open to guests with valid admission. The number of theme park reservation days you can hold at one time varies based on your plans:

  • Disney Resort and other Select Hotel Guests can make park reservations for dates during their stay for the number of days that they have valid theme park admission.
  • Annual Passholders can make theme park reservations for up to 3 days at a time, and for their length of stay if staying at a Disney Resort or other select hotel.
  • Park Ticket Holders can make reservations for the number of days of valid theme park admission.

Park reservations are available through September 26, 2021, based on your resort stay and/or ticket eligibility window.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. I know, masks can be annoying at times, but Disney with a mask really isn’t bad! 1. You don’t really notice them after a day or two, and 2. Most of us are used to wearing them now anyway! We wore them in August, and it was totally doable. You can take lots of breaks to stop for snacks/water or visit one of the many Relaxation Stations located throughout each park. Some of our favorite masks are linked here:

Jordan’s Pick | John’s Pick | For Kids {+ Parents to Match}| Disney Themed

Temperature Checks

Temperature screenings are required for entry to some locations. You will be required to undergo a temperature screening with no-touch thermometers before entry to some locations at Walt Disney World Resort, including the Walt Disney World theme parks, the Disney Springs area and table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels.

Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance. Those with temperatures 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry, and those in their party will not be allowed entry either.

I recommend checking out Disney’s Know Before You Go prior to your trip.

Dining Reservations

60 days before check in

There are literally hundreds of dining options available at Walt Disney World, so there’s guaranteed to be a little something for everyone! One of the best ways to take advantage of all of the options is to make dining reservations before you arrive. Many of the most popular restaurants will book up right at the 60 day opening, so if you’re wanting to score these reservations, we’ll need to get them as soon as they open.

MagicBands

You will also be able to customize your MagicBands in your account! These bands contain your admission to the parks, allow you to charge items to your hotel room account, etc. There are also tons of designs and colors available at Disney World or on the ShopDisney website!

For arrivals after 12/31/20, MagicBands are no longer complimentary.

My Disney Planner Files

I’ve created these planner files to help plan out your day and make your Must Do list for each park! You can download them for free here:

I know, this seems like a lot {and it is}, but it will be worth it once you get to Walt Disney World! If you have questions about what might work best for your family, feel free to contact me!

Thank you so much for trusting me with your vacation!

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