Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Feb 16, 2010
    Salina from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    7dayPHwDDP. going to park 1st thing, then taking swim break and diff park in evening. would it b better 2 use my TS for lunch? dont wanna be rushing out of 1st park just 2 make a din res. Any advice would help!! Thanks and luv the panel

    Hi Salina!
    Thanks for asking me such a great question! My son and I do a lot of Park Hopping when we are at Walt Disney World. Using your Table Service Credits for a sit down lunch is a great idea!  Most of the restaurants tend to be less crowded during lunchtimes, especially the restaurants located in the Resorts. Keep in mind that the lunch portions are a little smaller than their dinner counterparts, some restaurants offer different dishes at lunchtime, and the prices for lunch are cost a little less than dinner (so you may feel like you are getting less value for the price of your Dining Plan). I have employed this method numerous times when I have had the Dining Plan and I have never walked away hungry because even with the smaller lunch portions, it still is a lot of food! So let me give you two examples of what you can do using this strategy: 
    1. You could start out at the Magic Kingdom in the morning, exit the Magic Kingdom around 11:00 am, take the Monorail to the Polynesian Resort, and have lunch at the Kona Cafe (one of my favorite restaurants). Then travel back to your Resort for an afternoon swim or nap and proceed to another Park for the evening. Also after lunch you could hop back on the Monorail to the Ticket and Transportation Center (the TTC) and transfer to the Monorail that is heading to Epcot and spend the afternoon and evening at Epcot.
    2. This example I did on my trip with my son in August 2009. Start the day at Hollywood Studios and then take the Friendship Boat from Hollywood Studios to Epcot (40 to 60 minute trip). Eat lunch at Le Cellier in the Canada Pavillion in Epcot's World Showcase. After lunch, do 1 or 2 Kim Possible Adventures. Then take the Friendship Boat back to Hollywood Studios and spend the rest of the evening there.
    I hope that you have a magical time exploring the endless dining and transportation combinations at Walt Disney World!
    Keep Dreaming Big!
    Marc Lorenzo
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Meet the Panelist: Marc, New York

I am a single Father to one incredible boy.  I would love nothing more than to provide people with Disney vacation planning that will enable them to have a new experience or make their Disney vacation just a little more magical! Learn More About Marc

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