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  • On Sep 11, 2012
    Jagela from NJ 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.

    Family of 5 (3 boys ages 7, 6, 3) to WDW AOA in 57 days! Arr Wed @7p Dep Mon @10am. Boys not big eaters, not sure if dining plan needed. Only plan so far: Chef Mickey's Bkfst 7:35 Thurs. Can you please help us plan our trip? We would greatly appreciate it!

    Welcome to the Mom's Panel, Jagela!  How exciting that your Walt Disney World Vacation begins in just 57 days!  You are going to love staying at DIsney's Art of Animation Resort! As a mom of three boys myself, I have found the Disney Dining Plan to be a great value especially for the children. Chef Mickey's is a fantastic is my family's favorite Character Dining Experience! The first thing I would recommend is to make an itinerary for your trip based on the Disney Parks Calendar. Follow the link I have provided to view the park hours for your vacation dates. As a Disney Resort guest, you will be able to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours, a unique opportunity to enjoy additional time in Walt Disney World parks above and beyond the standard operating schedule at no extra charge. My family loves taking advantage of Morning Extra Magic Hours with our young boys and find we are able to experience many of our favorite attractions with little to no wait when the parks are less crowded. I would recommend spending your arrival day getting settled into your Resort and heading to bed early for a good night's rest before your first day in the parks. I would recommend visiting Magic Kingdom on Thursday which will be offering Morning Extra Magic Hours and will be very convenient for dining at Chef Mickey's. If you could write me back with a little more information regarding which parks you are hoping to visit, I can help customize your itinerary. I would highly recommend booking an Advanced Dining Reservation at T-REX Café or Rainforest Café located in Downtown Disney with your boys for a fun, themed setting with life size animatronic animals. Rainforest Café has a second location in Disney's Animal Kingdom park. I am out of room, but please feel free to write me back with any additional questions. Best wishes for a Magical Trip, Jagela!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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