A chat with a WDW first-timer before and after her trip – PREP014

After a reader named Misty left a comment on the Facebook Page about being so excited for her family's first trip to Disney World that they might actually pee their pants, I wanted to chat with her to see what her plans were.

After she got back, I chatted with her again to see how it all went.

You can hear all about that and I have a quick tip of the day about when I suggest booking flights for your trip in relation to when discounts are announced.

These are notes from this episode. There's much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

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Misty's trip

In this episode, a reader named Misty talks about why they decided to go to Disney World when they did, why they chose to stay at The Contemporary, some of the meals and special events they planned and why she was surprising her kids at 4:30 a.m. the day of the trip.

You'll also hear what Misty thought after her trip including frustrations with My Disney Experience functionality, the things that ended up being their favorite, things she wished she had done and a lot more.

Quick tip of the day

When booking your trip, I recommend waiting to book flights (if possible) until after discounts for your trip dates have been announced. Sometimes when discounts are released, they don't cover your exact trip dates but would work if you could modify your trip dates slightly.

If you already have flights booked, this isn't always possible since flights are usually nonrefundable and unchangeable. If it makes sense for your trip, try to wait to book flights to allow for maximum flexibility (don't wait too long though - I recommend booking flights around 2 months or more before your trip).

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Did you learn anything from Misty's experience? Or did you learn some things after your first trip? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

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