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  • On Feb 9, 2016
    Nicole from OH Asked

    I will be going on vacation in July with my family to Disney World. None of us have ever been. My kids are 13, 7, & 5. Can anyone give advice on places to eat...tips for reservations, tours, etc?

    Welcome Nicole! Thanks for visiting us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel.
    First Disney vacation for your family! How exciting!
    There is a lot you can do to make this trip the greatest ever. WDW is the best place on Earth for family vacations. I am sure you will have a blast.
    There are many awesome restaurants you can try, but being a first timer, I highly recommend you consider at least one Character Dining Experience. Chef Mickey’s located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is my favorite place for a very special breakfast. While you dine, Mickey Mouse and some of his friends will visit you for photos and autographs. A very magical experience and a perfect way to start off your day.
    If you prefer a restaurant inside a Disney Theme Park, Tusker House Restaurant, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park is another excellent alternative. Delicious food and a special moment with Donald Duck and his friends for photos and autographs. 
    But, if you are thinking of a wonderful dinner, at a delicious restaurant to celebrate your first Disney trip, California Grill is the right place. Located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can have beautiful panoramic views including the Magic Kingdom Park fireworks - Wishes Nighttime Spectacular.
    Dining Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Character Dining Experiences are very popular, I encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. As July tends to be very busy at WDW, I also suggest you make your FastPass+ selections in advance, it can be very helpful to avoid long lines to your preferred attractions and shows. 
    Hope this helps your planning. Don’t hesitate to come back if you have further questions.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Gina V.
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Meet the Panelist: Gina, Brazil

I am totally a Disney maniac! Since childhood, I have been a big fan of all things Disney, especially the theme parks. I have never visited any other place that gives me the same feeling that I get at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can become a child again there! With so much to explore, I would love to help you plan your next Walt Disney World vacation and discover all the fantasy and magic this special place has to offer. Learn More About Gina

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