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6 Online Disney Groups to Join Before You Plan Your Trip!

No family ever goes to Disney without putting in the mandatory hours of research and planning to make it magical. We recommend working with a Disney travel agent to make the process a bit easier, but we also know that most of you will be searching for tips and hacks on your own, regardless. Our contributors recommended their favorite Disney related Facebook groups and online forums with the best insider information to help you plan your magical adventure!

DIS boards

The DIS (Disney Information Station) is the Internet’s largest unofficial online guide to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line.  Over 400,000 Disney fans come together in this friendly community to discuss everything from dining menus and prices to specific attractions and hotels. They also have an exclusive dining search tool to help you narrow down the best restaurants suited for your family. Check out their weekly podcast that discusses all aspects of Disney with an unbiased and honest view. 

Smart Moms Plan Disney 

If you’re going to turn to anyone for advice in planning your next family trip, who would be better than a group filled with 180,000+ smart moms? Along with having access to this Facebook group, you will also get free downloads – including a planning cheat sheet, Disney budget sheet, what month to go cheat sheet, etc. 

Disney Travel Secrets

This group is not affiliated with Walt Disney Co. but is full of Disney pros – including tv hosts, Imagineers, cast members, annual passholders and more experts. You will find insider tips and advice from professionals who know the parks inside and out. 

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Ways to Save for Disney

This Facebook group is solely focused on helping you save money while planning your next Disney vacation. Their biggest tip is to use a travel agent who can save you money (they are paid by Disney so there is no cost to you when using their services). Aside from that, the group shares ways to earn “free” money through a variety of apps and websites and then shows you how to buy Disney gift cards at a discount. 

Moms of Disney

Sometimes you just need a group of moms you can vent your vacation planning frustrations with and this group will be there for you. Join them for tips, tricks and all things Disney while you focus on making the trip magical for your kids. You can read through experiences other moms had, and find out how to make the best of your upcoming vacation.

Kenny the Pirate Crew

Nearly 30,000 members come together in this friendly group to share their love for Disney parks and help others plan their vacations. If your kids are looking forward to meeting the Disney characters, they also have a character locator app that is worth every dollar. You’ll also get insider tips that are not published. 

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