Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 14, 2008
    Jennifer from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I will be in Disney from 7/19/08 thru 7/26/08. The only stressful part of planning is trying to decide on where to eat and when. What is the easiest way to make a schedule? What if I have a reservation in one park but happen to be in another that day??HELP


    I completely understand!  When I planned our first trip this was the hardest thing for me as well, but now I have it down to a science.

    The first thing I recommend is visiting the calendar page.  You will be able to select the month you need to see, and view each park schedule individually.  From there you can click on each date for a breakdown of parade and show times, as well as Extra Magic Hours (EMH) for resort guests.

    I like to map out our itinerary first; it's easier to know where to eat when you know where you'll be.  If you are buying park hopper tickets then take that into consideration and time your meals to coincide with events you want to catch in each park.  We like to eat at resort restaurants as well, so it's convenient to plan a meal near the park you want to visit.

    Finally, make sure you allow enough travel time to get from the park or resort to the restaurant.  It's best to arrive 10-15 minutes early so you can be seated close to your original reservation time.

    Happy feasting!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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