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  • On Feb 24, 2010
    Nancy from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    From Bham. We are going to WDW during Spring Break. 8 of us including a girl-11, 3 boys-8,8,6. We are trying desperately to get reservations at Chef Mickeys and Cinderella's Castle. Any tips? In your opinion what are the most fun things to do for this age?

    Hey, Nancy!  We've been to WDW for our spring break, and it beats the beach with no contest!  CM and CRT are probably the 2 most popular character meals, and of all the times we've been to WDW, mid-March is one of the busiest times.  Unfortunately, this close to your departure, the pixie dust may be running a little thin for a table for 8 at one of these restaurants. Yet, don't count it out completely...Disney is in the business of magic. If your heart is set on them, call 407-WDW-DINE everyday (at 7 a.m. our time) for a possible cancellation.  Just go into it knowing that it may be easier to get your boys a football scholarship to Alabama or Auburn than it will be to get those ADRs before March!

    Yet, don't be afraid to step out and request any character meal for anytime. At this point, any character meal is going to save you time by not having to wait in line for the characters at the parks.

    Besides the parks, there's a world of fun for your age kids:

    • Spend time at Downtown Disney and try T-Rex Cafe or Rainforest Cafe.  The kids will love the "effects," and afterward, take in a movie or DisneyQuest.  There's also a balloon ride called "Characters In Flight" that would be memorable.
    • Take a pontoon boat out after a wonderful meal at one of the MK resorts such as Whispering Canyon at WL or 'Ohana at the Polynesian. At night, you may manage an enviable view of the fireworks!
    • Play a round of mini-golf at Winter Summerland or Fantasia Gardens is a walk away from the Boardwalk which has carnival-type games and yummy restaurants. The ESPN Club is a big hit with my boys, too!
    • Go see the Braves in action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Stay for the end so that the kids can run the bases!
    I hope this has helped you.  Thanks for coming by to visit me on the Moms Panel. Have a beautiful Alabama day and a most magical vacation!
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