Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 20, 2012
    Sherri from ON Asked

    We are canadian travelling with 14, 16, 17 year old girls from June 29-July 7. What's the best place to start? My husband and I have never been + just as excited as the kids. We have 4 day hopper passes and dining package. advice for first timers/teens

    Hi Sherri!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    You are going to be there during a busy time, especially if you are going into the parks on July 4th.  I recommend visiting the independent website TouringPlans.com. for some strategies on how to handle the crowds. They are famous in the Disney fan community for their touring plans.  As an engineer, I am a huge fan of their work.

    Be sure to make Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs).  ADRs can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. They are generally needed if you want to dine at any of the Table Service (full service) restaurants at Walt Disney World. 

    By the way, I recommend picking up the book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors as it is full of information and tips without being overwhelming.  It is also a beautiful book full of color photographs.  It will give you a good feel of everything there is to do at Walt Disney World.

    Our responses are limited in length, but I hope this helps to get you started.  Please write back and I would be happy to help.  You can send questions directly to me!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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