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  • On Aug 25, 2010
    Stephen from dorset Asked

    we want to bring our 18 month old to WDW next May, he loves Mickey and the playhouse gang.. so where do we stay, go, eat etc? we have been ourselves many times from the UK but now very different holiday with a baby so need lots of advice!many thanks

    Hi, Stephen! As you know, there are so many factors to consider in a WDW vacation that we may have to spread this advice out for you...come back to the Moms Panel to ask more questions!

    Where you stay on WDW property is going to come down to what you are willing to invest in your accommodations versus what amenities are important to you. If convenience, world-class dining, unique recreation and large, comfortable and well-appointed rooms are most important to you -- then, consider deluxe accommodations. I recommend The Contemporary or The Polynesian. If you would like to save a little money and sacrifice amenities, I think the moderate resorts such as Port Orleans (Riverside or French Quarter) or the Cabins of Fort Wilderness are great choices. If you would rather invest your vacation budget into something other than where you stay, the Value resorts are going to meet your needs, and I would recommend Pop Century.

    For vacations longer than 5 days, you should look into a Magic Your Way ticket with the park hopper option and possibly the Water Park Fun & More option. For specific recommendations on attractions and events in each park, write back!

    I could use up all my allotted space to make dining suggestions, but the best advice I can give you is to plan on one sit-down meal per day in order to take a break.  Character meals are a great way to provide entertainment and make efficient use of your park time. Some of my favorites are Chef Mickey's at The Contemporary, Cape May Cafe at The Beach Club, Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus in Epcot and Donald's Breakfast Safari at Animal Kingdom. Of course, there's also a world of choices for casual dining without characters, too. Come back to get recommendations!

    As you can see, I almost could write a book on where to stay, what to do and how to dine. So take a look around the website and come back to ask your questions...as many as you'd like! Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation!
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