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  • On Jun 22, 2020
    Robert from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are DVC members @Riviera, booked our first DVC stay (daughter's 1st Disney trip she'll be 2 then) Need tips to make sure we plan right, with dining reservations & experiences as we know things book up fast. Want this to be special for her

    Welcome Home, Richard!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. First, I want to congratulate you on picking one of the most fantastic Disney Vacation Club properties! You will love the gorgeous theming of the Resort, but most importantly, you are going to enjoy the convenience. The Disney Skyliner is attached to the Resort, and because of it, you are a quick flight from both a whole new world and the Planet of Batuu! My kiddos' new favorite activity is to try and predict which characters we will get on our gondola!

    Now on to baby girl! My babes were less than a yEAR the first time they visited Walt Disney World Resort, and it is so magical to view the 'World through the eyes of littles. We've already talked about making things convenient, and honestly, that's my number one recommendation. Make sure you schedule plenty of time for naps and down-time. The Parks are stimulating for adults, and you can imagine how much it is for your baby. Plan on spending most of your time at Magic Kingdom Park, as Fantasyland is MADE for little ones!

    One of our favorite Character experiences is right at your hotel! Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends is both delicious and so.much.fun! The Characters are in their Mediterranean finest, and the storytime dining is delightful. Another delightful meal is at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom Park (which is our second most visited Park with little ones. The shade, the animals, and the food make it one of our favorites). During a wonderfully delicious meal, my daughter met Donald Duck (in his safari finest) for the first time, and promptly decided that he was her favorite!

    Richard, above all, take your time. She is going to love visiting no matter what, and it will be magical for you both, I promise! If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to come back.

    ChEARs!

    Rayna
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Meet the Panelist: Rayna, Florida

Hi y'all! I'm Rayna: wife, mom, anesthesiologist, and long-time Disney enthusiast. I've lived all over the country, but these days life has my family of seven in Florida. We're fantastically close to the most magical place on earth, and as Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members we couldn't be happier about it. We've visited almost every Disney Vacation Club resort, so I'm thrilled to be here doing what I do best: Helping plan magical vacations. Learn More About Rayna

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