Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Dec 12, 2011
    Lori 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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    Hi Allison: My "boy"friend, who is 50 years old, has NEVER been to Disney! (Tragic, I know). What do you suggest as an itinerary for a 3 day visit for this first timer? A good restaurant recommendation would be nice also. Any good package deals?

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Lori! We're super excited to have you hEAR!

    Wow - 50 years old and never been to Disney? The good news is that its never too late to experience the magic!

    I'd try to arrive as early as possible on my arrival date. I'd spend the rest of the day exploring my resort and then heading to Downtown Disney for dinner at Fulton's Crab House. I'd follow that up with a romantic flight aboard Characters In Flight and shopping. You could also head over to Epcot and have a romantic dinner at one of the pavilions in the World Showcase. Le Cellier Steakhouse in Canada, Les Chefs de France, San Angel Inn and Via Napoli are among my favorites. End the evening by watching IllumiNations.

    The next day I'd plan to start out at the Magic Kingdom. This is a great park for the young and young at heart. Top off the evening by watching Wishes at the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks Dessert Party.

    Depending on your departure time on your third day, I'd head over to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Be sure to do the Kilimanjaro Safaris and Expedition Everest. Lunch at Flame Tree Barbeque is yummy.

    Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) can be made beginning 180 days prior to your trip by calling 407-WDW-DINE.

    If you think your boyfriend would enjoy some things outside the theme parks, there are tons of things to do. Click here for some suggestions.

    To see the current offers on vacation packages, click here.

    I'm out of room for this answer but please feel free to visit with any other questions. It is a pleasure to assist you! Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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