Cinderella Royal Table
  • On Nov 17, 2017
    Amy from PA Asked

    Hello fellow moms! Second time to Disney, but will be our first time with our daughter. Im a little overwhelmed trying to plan a trip with a child. It was easier when it was just me and the hubby. Our Pirate Princess with be 6 when we go. Suggestions? HELP

    Hi Amy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so excited that you are planning early! 

    When we planned our first trip with our girls, they were 5-years old. We started planning about a year prior. One reason we started early was so that we could save money! We let the girls decorate a jar that they used to save their spare change. I checked prices at a variety of places including the Walt Disney World website, travel agents and other online vendors. For that first trip, we used a travel agency. 

    Be sure to create a My Disney Experience Account. Now, we start with first deciding which Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and what time of year we will visit. Once we pay our deposit, I link the resort hotel confirmation number to My Disney Experience account. Once that confirmation number is linked, we can see the countdown days in My Disney Experience. Then, I start considering the character meals so that when we are 180 days prior to our trip, I am ready to make dining reservations. At 60 days prior to our check-in date, I make Fast Pass+ selections. Before our Fast Pass+ selection date arrives, we always sit down and prioritize the rides we want to use with Fast Pass+. I actually create a chart to include dining reservations, Fast Pass+ selections and other special experiences we pre-book.

    Amy, there are a number of Pirate, Princess and Jedi experiences your daughter might enjoy. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique might be just the place to have a magical princess transformation before she dines at Cinderella's Royal Table. Our girls always rush to sign-up for Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. They are convinced that they can use the Force to defeat Darth Vader!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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