Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Apr 21, 2013
    Linda from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Doug: Arriving 11/27 @ 5 pm & departing 12/3 6 pm. Would you be able to help me plan an itinerary for 4 adults and 2 tweens? Incorporating Thanksgiving dinner, the Candelight Processional and MVMCP? We would have hoppers & staying at CBR. Tha


    I would love to assist!

    Here is where I would go, and on what day. 

    • November 27 - Arrival Day
    • November 28 - Epcot with Candlelight Professional
    • November 29 - Magic Kingdom
    • November 30 - Hollywood Studios
    • December 1 - Magic Kingdom with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
    • December 2 - Animal Kingdom (am) / Epcot (pm with Candlelight Professional)
    • December 3 - Magic Kingdom
    On your arrival day I would recommend you schedule a fun dinner to kick things off. With tweens I would go for Whispering Canyon Cafe or 'Ohana. In either case you get a good meal that is also entertaining. But also you get to go to a resort that is worth spending some time exploring for it's deep and captivating theme. 

    On your departure day you will need to leave the park in time to get back to your resort for your Magical Express bus back to the airport, which is probably 3 hours before flight time. So that means having an in-park lunch, and then heading back your resort.

    Make sure you have a reservation for dinner on Thanksgiving day. 

    I would normally have had you spend that first full day in the Magic Kingdom, but the park will be jam packed, so you could have a better day avoiding those crowds by going elsewhere, like at Epcot.

    When the schedules are out, write me back with any tweaks you might have in mind. We can also start planning other elements, like dining choices, now.

    Have a magical vacation! 

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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