By Courtney Scott, on January 15, 2016

5 planning tools for Walt Disney World

Have you ever tallied up how many things there are to do and see at Walt Disney World®? There are four theme parks, two water parks, more than 25 hotels, and dozens upon dozens of activities. All of this excitement is spread across 43 square miles in Orlando, Florida. No wonder some people have found it overwhelming to begin planning their Walt Disney World getaway. Well, much to their delight, planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort is now easier than ever. Just ahead, the Expedia Viewfinder travel-blog team shares its top five tools for planning your next Disney vacation. 

First things first. Book your flight, hotel, park tickets, and rental car all in one place on You can easily search for the best dates and deals for your trip to Orlando. Get started booking your Walt Disney World vacation here

At you can check park hours, make dining reservations, and book a FastPass+ in advance. You can practically plan your daily itinerary long before you ever get to the parks. 

My Disney Experience app

With the My Disney Experience mobile app, you can look up wait times, get suggestions for nearby things to do, and keep track of everything you’ve booked right on your smartphone. You can also find the locations of your favorite character meet and greets throughout the parks! Sharing your photos is also super easy with Disney PhotoPass.

Expedia App

Plan a Walt Disney World Resort vacation on the go with the Expedia App, where you can book your flight, hotel, park tickets, and rental car. You can even download the app to your Apple Watch to have all of your trip info right on your wrist. 

Viewfinder Tip: Your MagicBand also unlocks touches of magic and surprises throughout Walt Disney World!


Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels are sent a MagicBand for each member of their trip. It opens your hotel room, stores your FastPass+, and can be synced with your credit card for hands-off purchasing. It comes in an array of colors and each band can be customized with your name!

Stay tuned for more videos from the the Expedia Viewfinder team. We had such a blast visiting Orlando and discovering the best of Walt Disney World Resort. Throughout 2016, we’ll be sharing more of our top things to do and places to stay. Check out #ExpediaAtDisney on social media for more Disney fun.

What tools do you use to plan a trip to Disney World?