Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 26, 2012
    Janette from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Andrea! Janette again.Thnxs 4 asking more questions... we are staying at POPC! We likely will drive from MD w/ 3 Kids 6,5,2 ( one celebrating bday on aug 9th)! We don't have DDP as we only have $500( tight budget)for food.Check in early out 11. TIPS?:)

    Since you're staying at Disney's Pop Century Resort, use Extra Magic Hours if you can. If the little ones are early risers these opportunities may give you a bit more park time both before and after the main heat of the August day. 

    Here's one possible schedule:  8/7: pool day! (Unpack, check out activity schedule for the pool, movie night, etc. Early to bed!); W 8/8: MK; TH 8/9: MK EMH 8a.m.; be SURE to get a free birthday button, so everyone will spread birthday wishes as you tour the park. Park Hopper passes? Consider hopping to Epcot via monorail; F 8/10: pool day; Sat 8/11: HS EMH 8a.m.; Sun 8/12: Epcot; M 8/13: pool day / Downtown Disney (no ticket required); T 8/14: Park of your choice
    Save your loose change so the kids can have their own spending money.  Have your bank convert it to cash and divide that among the kids for souvenir money.

    Check out the unofficial website allears.net, where you'll see approximate pricing and menu choices for each WDW restaurant. According to this site, your family could spend under $35 for two kids meals and two adult entrees at Sunshine Seasons (The Land, Epcot); add another $6-7 if your littlest one isn't eating from others' plates.

    Bring your own wide-mouth, refillable bottles; NEVER spend $ on a beverage in the parks if you can bring your own from your hotel / car. Fill them with ice from the hotel before you leave; it's icy cold all morning. By the way, all Value Resorts will have mini refrigerators installed at some point this year; check in again to see if POPC's will be installed in time for your August trip!

    Again, send me more questions! I love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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