5. Buy tickets
Once you’ve figured out where you’re staying and how you’re getting there, you can start purchasing tickets! If you plan on staying property, you can book your room and tickets in a package deal, making it a seamless process. If not, you can purchase multi-day tickets separately and add a park hopper, giving you the ability to visit multiple parks in one day and maximize your time.
6. Dining Reservations
180 days out from your vacation is one of the most important times because you’ll finally be able to book dining reservations! While you don’t need to book your dining reservations this far out for many of the restaurants on property, it’s highly recommended that you make reservations for the more popular dining options, such as Be Our Guest and Cinderella’s Royal Table.
7. Set Up a My Disney Experience account
If you don’t already have one, be sure to set up a My Disney Experience account and download the My Disney Experience app! You’ll be able to see wait times while in the park, manage your FastPass+ experiences, modify and make dining reservations, and find park hours every day. You’ll also be able to manage the members in your family and order/customize your MagicBands if you’re staying on property.
Planning a trip to Walt Disney World is exciting, so be sure to have fun while doing it! It feels daunting when you first start out, but you’ll be ready to go and have a magical trip in no time.