Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Dec 4, 2012
    Jennifer from VA Asked

    First trip to WDW with my 4 y.o. daughter. We have 5-day passes with Park Hopper/DIning and want to make the most of our trip. Looking for suggestions on itinerary, must see dining, and parades/shows. We have only booked Cinderella's Royal Table on 2/5.

    Hi, Jennifer!  The best way to make the most of your trip as a Walt Disney World resort guest is to take advantage of extra magic hours.  This extra hour in the morning or up to three each evening will add time to your theme park day.  Another time saver is the Fast Pass system.  If you use that, it will save you from waiting in some of the lines, and allow you to see more and do more during the course of the day.

    With little ones, character dining can be a big deal.  You've already snagged one of the most difficult to get reservations, but if you want to do other character meals, look into Tusker House at Animal Kingdom or the Garden Grill at EPCOT.  I also love taking my girls to the 50s Prime Time Cafe, where they can eat in "Mom's" kitchen, the way it was back in the 1950s.  We're also big fans of Whispering Canyon Cafe, where asking for the ketchup can put you in the middle of the fun of dining here.  Another unique experience is the Sci Fi Dine In at Hollywood Studios, where you'll sit in a convertible as you enjoy movie clips on the drive in screens.

    We love the parades at the Magic Kingdom, so you may not want to miss those or the Wishes fireworks display, which is just wonderful.  Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios is another must see show for our family.

    Have an absolutely wonderful time!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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