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  • On Oct 11, 2010
    Donald from IL 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.

    We are bringing our 16 month and 4 1/2 year old this November and wondering can snacks be brought into the parks? trying to figure out if we need the dining pass. Also, any secrets on getting into the wilderness lodge dinner special. it is still booked!

    Hi Donald!
    Of course you can! Snacks are going to make your vacation smoother because children with empty stomachs are usually unhappy. We usually bring water bottles, crackers and cereal to entertain the kids while we wait in long lines. Keep in mind that glass bottles, glass containers, alcohol and rolling coolers are not permitted in the theme parks.
    There are many opinions about the Dining Plan amongst the Moms Panelists. Some believe it's a great value and others don't consider it a good deal. I think this decision will depend on your family's dining habits at the Walt Disney World Resort. My family enjoys a schedule with a lot of sit down meals so the Dining Plan is a good value for us.
    When trying to book a reservation for a restaurant that's full, the best advice I can give you is to keep calling every day, preferably early in the morning, to see if you can take advantage of anyone else's cancellation. If this doesn't work, try calling or showing up at the restaurant to see if there's anything available.
    I hope you get your reservation and have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Maribel, Puerto Rico

When it comes to Walt Disney World, I consider myself a travel "expert." I have been to Disney on every stage of my life and hope to continue doing so with my husband and our Prince and Princess. Learn More About Maribel

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