Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Oct 16, 2013
    Kim from AB Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to DW at the end of January for 5 days with our 3, 6, and 8 year old girls then the Disney Fantasy. We are staying at the Art of Animation resort. Which dining, parks and other experiences to you recommend we see with our limited time?

    Hi Kim, welcome to the Disney Parks Mom's Panel!

    With 5 days you might be able to visit each theme park once and if lucky revisit Magic Kingdom even if for a half day.
    Considering that you will be enjoying a Disney Cruise, I will not recommend visiting a water park or spending much time, if any, at your resort pool.

    Arrive before park opening time to make the most of early hours, when crowds tend to be lower and the weather is just perfect.
    Late night park hours are also a great time to be at the parks.
    A midday nap is great to make the most of really late park hours.

    Kids love strolling through the parks and crowds, enjoying all the sights, sounds and smells from the stores and attractions.

    Get familiar with the parks and attractions so that you know what your children will enjoy the most.

    Dining is also a big part of my family's vacation.  Character dining and Signature dining are excellent experiences to enjoy and share as a family.
    Some of my favorite restaurants are Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, The Crystal Palace, 'Ohana, California Grill, Artist Point, Jiko-The Cooking Place, Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano, Flame Tree Barbecue and Tony's Town Square Restaurant.

    Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and The Pirates League offer fun and beautiful makeover experiences.  My daughter loves the mermaid makeover at The Pirates League.

    Thank you for visiting and letting us help you plan a magical Disney vacation.
    Hope to hear again from you.

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Meet the Panelist: Miguel, Puerto Rico

I am honored with the opportunity to design Disney experiences to share with my wife and kids.  I enjoy experiencing what Walt Disney World offers that is not available anywhere else, and look forward to helping you discover it with your family. Learn More About Miguel

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