Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 11, 2009
    Mary from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Arrive 8/16 @ 4:30 from Calif.; DD 12 & 9. Any suggestions for our first night? Have Park Hopper and DDP and will be at CSR until 8/21. Overwhelmed with information!! Need help with ADRs & daily planning. Shows? Thank you!! Appreciate help-1st W


    I am more than glad to help you with your planning! Let's take this one step at a time. Feel free to send more questions after you read this, with each question covering a different area of planning, as you see your needs arise. Provide details on cuisine likes/dislikes, and any characters or activities the kids like.

    So let's start off with what to do on your first night. I love this planning! I never rush off to a park, but instead focus on three things: relaxation, exploration, and something to kick off the trip in grand style! What do I mean?

    Relaxation: If time allows (your arrival time may not, unfortunately), grab some pool time and a leisurely lunch.

    Exploration: Get to know your resort, and enjoy the theme of the place.

    Kick it off: Start off with a fun, festive, and delicious dinner. Where should you do this? Here are a few of my favorites;
    • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
    • Whispering Canyon Cafe
    • Hoop Dee Doo Review
    • Chef Mickey's
    • 'Ohana

    I am glad to make other suggestions, just ask!

    So send me more questions, and we can take care of this!

    Have a magical vacation! 

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