• On Jun 6, 2016
    Ana from SC Asked

    First time to WDW for 3 days w/a 5 year old girl.Staying at the Contemporary Resort, have park hopping,want to take the most out of the 3 days, what is a must do? best places for character dining. Any advice is appreciated . Thanks

    Hi, Ana!
    Thanks for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I'm so thrilled you have an unforgettable vacation planned with a princess. You happen to be staying at the Walt Disney World Resort hotel that has what my kids consider the very best character dining experience: Chef Mickey's. They love the buffet and they love how they get to meet Mickey and his friends.

    Other fun character meals include dining with Winnie the Pooh and friends at The Crystal Palace and meeting the princesses at Cinderella's Royal Table or Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

    I highly recommend getting to the parks early to ride attractions with a smaller crowd. Don't be afraid to sit and relax to take in the scenery. There are so many cool details to enjoy. I highly recommend setting up your FastPass+ reservations 60 days before you get into town and loosely plan your activities around those scheduled experiences. Be flexible for change and make sure the two of your wear your 1st Time in the park pins. (You can ask for them when you arrive to check into your room.)

    I know you have a fantastic vacation! Let me know if I can help you with any additional questions!

    -Jen
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Meet the Panelist: Jen, Missouri

I’m a mom, wife and goldendoodle dog owner who is not afraid to ride a fast roller coaster again and again. I love to travel - which is good since I telework with a job in Washington, DC. I’ve visited Disneyland and Walt Disney World multiple times and it’s fed into my belief that you’re never too old to have fun. I run when I can and recently earned my runDisney Coast to Coast medal! I also love photography and founded an online special needs community. Learn More About Jen

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