• On Feb 14, 2018
    Debbi from WY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I am so excited to be visiting Disney World for the first time. My son is going to be 8 and my daughter 5. We will be there June 10 - 15 and I would love to know how to get the full experience of Character Dining and rides and everything else.

    Hi, there!

     Debbi, I'm so excited for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation too! You are going to have the very best time with your kiddos. It's my pleasure to help you plan your first visit!

     If you haven't already, make sure you set up your My Disney Experience account. This awesome tool will help you make dining reservations, select FastPass+ experiences and create daily itineraries!

      There are so many fantastic Character Dining Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort to choose from! Chef Mickey's and Tusker House Restaurant are the best places to meet Mickey and his pals. If you have a princess fan, Cinderella's Royal Table and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall fit the bill perfectly. You can make dining reservations online, or by calling (407) WDW-DINE or (407) 939-1947. Don't worry if you don't find availability right away! Continue to check as you count down the days until your first visit; you never when a reservation will magically become available! 

     To maximize your time in the theme parks, you'll definitely want to reserve FastPass+ access for some of Disney's most popular attractions. If you're staying at a Resort hotel, you'll be able to make your FastPass+ selections 60 days prior to your arrival. If you're staying "off property," you can begin making those reservations 30 days before your vacation. Before you hit that access mark, I suggest reviewing the list of FastPass+ eligible attractions at Walt Disney World Resort to find attractions that are going to most appeal to your kids. 

     Thanks for stopping by, Debbi!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all things Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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