Plan Your First Walt Disney World Trip in 7 Easy Steps!


Step 1: Use our Crowd Calendar to find the least busy times to visit.

Use our Crowd Calendar to see the best times to visit Walt Disney World. The Crowd Calendar shows you how crowded each park will be on each and every day of the year. You can use our Crowd Calendar to plan around kid's school schedules, holidays, and special events that happen at Walt Disney World.

Step 2: Buy the right tickets

Disney has dozens of admission options to choose from and finding the cheapest combination can take hours.You can save money with our Disney World Ticket Discount Calculator, the Ticket Calculator will find your cheapest tickets in under 10 seconds by comparing prices from Disney and Disney-approved wholesalers.

After you have your tickets we'll tell you how to make FastPass+ reservations, and all the FastPass+ tips and tricks you need to know.

Step 3: Do more and wait less with our touring plans

When you're in the parks you need a game plan for each day. Our touring plans are step-by-step guides that save you up to 4 hours of standing in line every day. If this is your first Disney trip, we've got 150 family-tested templates to start with, for every park. Customize any plan by adding attractions, meals, and breaks.

Don't know what to ride? We have detailed reviews of every ride, show and attraction in Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, including best times to visit each attraction, the ride's potential for frightening small children, height requirements, handicap accessibility features, and ratings. Most reviews include comments from other families, so you can get a wide range of opinions on every experience.

With these steps you're ready for your Walt Disney World vacation. Over 120,000 families subscribe to TouringPlans.com every year.
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Step 4: Choose a hotel

There are a large variety of hotels on and off Disney property with a wide range of themes and prices. We have in-depth overviews on every Walt Disney World hotel.

We can't book your room for you, be we will show you what your room view will look like with our new Hotel Room Views tool. It shows a picture of the view you'll get from every hotel room in Walt Disney World. More than 30,000 photos. Completely searchable. We'll even tell you the exact words to give Disney to request a specific room. Here's a sample: Hotel Room Views at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside. We also have a feature that'll automatically fax Disney your specific room request, 5 days before your check-in date. This increases your chances of getting exactly the room you want.

Step 5: Subscribe to TouringPlans.com

Subscribing to TouringPlans.com gets you access to our Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar, over 150 premium touring plans, access to our top rated Lines wait time app for your smart phone, and much more. We're sure that you'll save time and money and have a better Disney vacation with TouringPlans.com. And if not, we offer a 45-day full refund. Just contact us if you're not completely satisfied.

Step 6: Plan Your Dining

Disney restaurants are popular, and there are times of year when it is nearly impossible to eat in a table service restaurant without a reservation. Include dining in your planning process. We have up-to-date menus, prices, and reviews from every Walt Disney World restaurant, food cart, kiosk, bar, and stand, including Disney Dining Plan participation and other discounts. Included in this is a handy search feature lets you find the food you're craving. And you'll learn how to evaluate Disney's Dining Plan to see if it makes sense for you.

Step 7: Use our highly rated Lines app when you're in the parks

Our mobile app Lines is the highest-rated Disney World park app in iTunes and Google Play - even higher than Disney's own app! (And when you're in the parks, you'll see that Lines is much faster loading too!) Lines shows you Disney's official wait time plus how long you'll really wait in line at each attraction. Use Lines to get instant updates to your touring plan, search dining menus, see parade and fireworks times, chat with Disney experts, and more.

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