Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 30, 2013
    Tracy Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello again amazing panel! 10 days to go before we head for our 1st ever WDW trip @ WL. What are some last minute tips to "make" our vacay? 2 days at MK, 1 at each others, all ADRs done, have 4 adults (2 grandparents) and 4 kids (9,7,5,1) Than

    Hi there, Tracy!

    Thanks for coming back to visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Well, it certainly sounds like you did well with your pre-trip planning.  Congratulations with that!  Since you seem to be pretty well planned, let me give you some simple last minute tips...  

    • Get to the parks before posted opening time.  You'll be surprised at how much you can accomplish while the rest of the "World" sleeps!
    • Go back to to Disney's Wilderness Lodge for an afternoon break.   Recharge your batteries before heading back to the parks for more excitement!
    • Soak it all in.  Enjoy the small moments with your family.  It's tempting to rush around to "get it all in", but it's so much more enjoyable if you heed that bit of advice.  
    • For dining reservations, be sure to allow at least 60-90 minutes for travel time to get to your dining locations.  
    Please let me know if you have any other specific questions I can answer.  I'm happy to help.

    Until then, I wish you a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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