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The best 8 day general Disney World trip plan for families from @WDWPrepSchoolOne of the most detailed posts I’ve ever written was a trip plan for princess lovers, but what about the rest of us who just want the best overall Disney World experience?

Today, I’ve got a plan that covers all of my best most-likely-to-please-first-time-families suggestions including where to stay, what to eat and how to tour.

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Q & A with a Disney travel agent   PREP035 from @WDWPrepSchoolWhat’s it like to work with a travel agent? Who do they think should use the Disney Dining Plan?

I have an interview today with my favorite agent, Cheryl Koren, where she gives her thoughts on that.

I also have a quick tip for on-site guests to make sure they get to make all of their dining reservations 180 days before their trip begins.

Q & A with a Disney travel agent   PREP035 from @WDWPrepSchool

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Just like I did for 2014, I’ve got a chart of the best times to visit Disney World in 2015.

An important thing to remember: no matter when you go, a good plan will help you to navigate, even during the busiest times.

Let’s take a look…

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How to have a laid back Disney World trip   PREP034 from @WDWPrepSchoolWant to plan a trip that is partially or entirely laid back? It is possible and I have tips today on how to manage touring, dining and more with a laid-back approach.

I also have a quick tip on the right order to make dining reservations in.

How to have a laid back Disney World trip   PREP034 from @WDWPrepSchool

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A princess themed Disney World trip plan from @WDWPrepSchoolLots and lots of parents look forward to taking their princess-loving children to Disney World to experience all of the fairy tale magic before the kids get older and move onto a new stage.

Disney World knows how popular princess stuff is and has gradually been adding more and more attractions for little princesses.

Here is a 7 day trip itinerary made especially for families looking for all of the princess goodness they can fit into one trip.

(It also includes non-princess stuff that most princess lovers will enjoy.)

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Answers to 5 questions I get asked a lot   PREP033 from @WDWPrepSchoolThere are some questions that seem to come up over and over again and today I’m discussing my answers to questions about things like when to book Disney World trips, how to get discounts, what things are worth it for most people + other questions that frequently come up.

I also have a quick tip of the day about how to get a good spot in a line that grows as soon as the parks open.

Answers to 5 questions I get asked a lot   PREP033 from @WDWPrepSchool

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A toddler centered Disney World trip plan from @WDWPrepSchoolOne of my favorite things that I’ve ever done was have a Disney World trip focused entirely on my (then) toddler son.

One of the luxuries of taking multiple trips is knowing that even though I didn’t get to ride Tower of Terror one trip, I’d be back and get to ride it someday.

Toddler son grew up and now rides all of the same rides that we do and enjoys the more mature attractions like The Hall of Presidents and the various movies in the World Showcase.

And I’m so grateful now for the times I let him do toddler things because those days come and go so quickly.

Here’s how to have a Disney World trip focused on your toddler.

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Planning a deluxe 1 week trip for 4 people for under $5k   PREP032 from @WDWPrepSchool$5000 seems like a lot for a week-long family trip but it’s amazing how easy it is to spend way more than on a Disney World trip.

Today I have tips for planning a deluxe-quality, 7 night trip for a family of 4 for less than $5000.

I also have a quick tip to help you keep your MagicBands secure on your Disney World vacation.

Planning a deluxe 1 week trip for 4 people for under $5k   PREP032 from @WDWPrepSchool

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Comparing stroller options for Disney World trips from @WDWPrepSchoolWith an average of about 50 miles of walking during a 1 week Disney World trip, it makes sense to consider strollers for many kids, even some who have outgrown using them at home.

Below, I’ve compared several different options so you can see what makes the most sense for you.

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Avoiding lines during your Disney World trip   PREP031 from @WDWPrepSchoolPerhaps the thing that stresses people out the most about planning Disney World trips is the idea that they’ll end up standing in lines for hours on end.

Although there are plenty of different places where you can encounter lines, good planning can help you to avoid most of them.

Avoiding lines during your Disney World trip   PREP031 from @WDWPrepSchool

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My Spring Break trip report from @WDWPrepSchoolMy son and I just returned from 5 days at Disney World (March 10-14) during his Spring Break week where we stayed at Coronado Springs Resort.

People who followed along on the WDW Prep Facebook Page got a bit of a play-by-play while we were there.

Here’s how it went.

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Disney World for princess lovers   PREP030 from @WDWPrepSchoolDisney World has noticed how popular the princess attractions are and has gradually been adding more over the years.

Today, I have advice for princess-lovers on which hotels to stay at, where to eat and some special touches you can add to your trip.

I also have a quick tip with an alternative to itchy costumes.

Disney World for princess lovers   PREP030 from @WDWPrepSchool

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Answers to your runDisney questions from @WDWPrepSchoolDisney has been hosting race weekends for years and due to the popularity of these events, they’ve continued to add more options.

Today, I have a Q & A with Matt from TeamRunDisney.com. Hopefully this will give you a good idea about which races are available and what to expect if you decide to attend.

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How to do Disney World with little ones   PREP029 from @WDWPrepSchoolTaking little kids to Disney World can be lots of fun but there’s a lot to take into consideration when making plans with them.

Today, I have tips on how to plan trips that include little kids, including when to go, where to stay and how to tour.

I also have a quick tip about flying with little kids and making sure that you’re seated together.

How to do Disney World with little ones   PREP029 from @WDWPrepSchool

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Guide to Epcots Flower and Garden Festival for 2014 from @WDWPrepSchoolThere are several special events held throughout the year at Disney World. Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival is 1 of those.

In this guide, I’ve got details on when it’s held, what takes place, how I suggest touring and my thoughts on whether or not it’s worth it.

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