Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Oct 31, 2012
    Jami from TX 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 coming the last week of April (girls ages 5 and 4- their FIRST Disney trip!!!!!) and I am currently working on my "plans" for each day! How much time should I typically allot for a counter-service lunch in the parks??

    Hi, Jami!  With little kids, it can take a bit longer, but you can estimate yourself based on your girls.  How long does it normally take them to enjoy a meal at your local McDonald's?  Add about ten minutes for wait time to order if you go when it's busy, and you'll have a rough estimate.

    I always plan at least a half hour, but if you're going when it's really hot, you may want to add a bit more time to enjoy the air conditioning and have a cold drink.  My girls always seemed to need more down time during the summer.

    I'm so excited for your princesses first trip!  I hope it all works out as magically as I know you're planning it to be!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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