I want to plan a trip to Walt Disney World, but where do I start?

Here’s our beginner’s guide to help you with the initial steps of planning a Disney trip. You can also find information and advice on Disney resorts, food and drinks, and FP+ reservations on Magic of Main Street.

There seem to be a lot of abbreviations when it comes to Disney and Universal, how do I know what anyone is talking about?

Here’s a handy dandy guide to the common Disney and Universal abbreviations!

Where can I read about Missy and Franklin’s trips and Disney adventures?

We do trip reports for each trip and you can find the entire collection in the Trip Reports section of Magic of Main Street.

What Disney Parks are there?

In the United States you have two Disney-themed resorts:

  • Walt Disney World in Florida
  • Disneyland resort in California

Internationally, there currently three Disney-themed resorts, with a fourth set to open in 2016:

  • Tokyo Disney resort
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Hong Kong Disneyland resort
  • Shanghai Disney resort (opening 2016)

What parks do you talk about on Main Street Magic?

We focus mainly on the Walt Disney World resort in Florida, but will often post news and information about the other Disney parks and resorts.

Is Magic of Main Street only about Disney Parks?

No! We also discuss movie and TV news, Disney fashion, Disney merchandise and anything else that comes under the header of “Just for Disney Fun.”

What camera equipment does Franklin use in the parks?

The short answer is there’s a lot of camera equipment he uses while in the parks. The longer (and far more detailed answer) can be found here.

Where did Missy get her Minnie ears and Disney-themed bows?

My main Disney accessory are my customizable Minnie ears. They’re modified so I can put any bow I want on them. And I change the bow often while at Disney, sometimes I change the bow multiple times each day.

Getting a @magicalribbons order feels kind of like Christmas. #readyfordisney

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Where do all these bows come from? Magical Ribbons, where you can find bows themed for different characters, parks, attractions and resorts.

For more tips on Disney shopping, check out “Where to buy Disney Clothes.”

How can I contact Missy and Franklin?

E-mail: missy@magicofmainstreet.com or franklin@magicofmainstreet.com

Missy’s Twitter

Franklin’s Twitter

Missy’s Instagram

Franklin’s Instagram

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