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  • On Jul 8, 2009
    Shane from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Want 1 day in mk, 1 day in hs, 1 day in epcot and 2 days in ak. 5 full days Sept 25-29 No dr but have dp. Have emh, not sure if we'll use them or not. 2 adults 3 kids. 13, 8, 6 Help?

    Hi, Shane!    You are off to a good start with knowing what parks you want to visit.   When trying to figure out which days to visit each park, I would avoid the parks with early morning  Extra Magic Hours unless you truly plan to be at that park 30 minutes prior to opening.   Otherwise, head to another park.

    Since you have the Disney Dining Plan, I strongly recommend you get online to www.disneyworld.com or call (407)WDW-DINE to make some Advance Dining Reservations.   You are going during a time when free dining is being offered, so many restaurants are going to be booked to capacity and will not accept walk-ups.    To make the most of your dining plan, try to plan enough reservations to use up your 4 Table Service credits that are included in the Disney Dining Plan with your 4 night stay.   Since you already know you want to visit each of the parks, make a dining reservation of each of them.   After long days of walking in parks and waiting in lines, you will be glad to walk up to a podium, give your name and shortly after that be seated for a nice sit-down meal!

    Suggestions:   Magic Kingdom - try Liberty Tree Tavern or Crystal Palace;   Epcot - Teppan Edo in Japan;  Animal Kingdom - Donald's Safari Breakfast;   Hollywood Studios - Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre or 50's Prime Time Cafe.   These are all family friendly restaurants that your kids will enjoy!

    You are off to a great start!   Just get those Advance Dining Reservations and make sure to schedule in some breaks and pool time for the kids.   I'll be down in WDW that same weekend, so I am hoping for some great weather!  Have a great trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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