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  • On Dec 17, 2012
    Courtney from ON Asked

    Hello, I have two boys - ages 3 and 5. We're planning our first trip to Disney in January 2013. We're staying at the Allstar Movies hotel. Could you recommend the best restaurants, parks, rides and show or events for the five days we'll be at Disney?

    Hi Courtney! 
    How exciting that you will be planning your VERY First trip to the Walt Disney World Resort next year! I will do my best to get all that FYI in this answer.
    I would highly recommend heading back to your resort for a midday nap when at the theme parks.   
    Day one:  Magic Kingdom. Dining: Crystal Palace...great buffet with lots to select from, and the Winnie The Pooh characters.  Attractions to visit:  nearly all are age appropriate for you boys, with the exception of Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain.  Dumbo, It's A Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, Winnie the Pooh, PhilharMagic, the Jungle Cruise, Buzz Lightyear.  Make sure to bring a change of clothes for them should they visit Storybook Circus, which has a water play area.
    Day Two: Hollywood Studios. Dining: Play and Dine at Hollywood and Vine.  great buffet with the Disney Jr. characters; Ressie at Sci Fi Dine In...fun.  Don't miss Muppets 3D, Toy Story Midway Mania and The Great Movie Ride. Also Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular!
    Day Three: Epcot.  Dining: Garden Grill with Chip and Dale or Fairytale dining at Akershus Banquet Hall with the princesses or Teppan Edo.  Attractions: Spaceship Earth, Living with the Land, Innoventions, Journey into Imagination with Figment, visit the KidCot stations in World Showcase. 
    Day Four:  Animal Kingdom.  Reservation for Tusker House with Donald and Friends.  Attractions: It's Tough to Be a Bug; Camp Minnie Mickey; Finding Nemo: The Musical; Kilimanjaro Safaris; Festival of the Lion King;
    Day Five:  YOUR CHOICE!
    Dining experiences outside of the theme parks:  T-REX (Downtown Disney) Rainforest Cafe (Downtown Disney) Chef Mickey's (Contemporary Resort) 'Ohana (Breakfast w/ Lilo and Stitch);
    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation!
    -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

I am a single mom of two awesome children and our vacations are always centered around a visit to Walt Disney World! Helping to plan a Disney vacation is an honor and I'm so excited to be able to help you create magical moments for you and your families! Learn More About Malanie

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