Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 25, 2012
    Joyce Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My family of 6- 4 boys (8,6,5,2) 1st WDW trip is 9/21-9/27. We have DDP. I don't like the idea of a strict schedule. Is DDP worth it for us? Any suggestions on MUST DO experiences?

    Hi Joyce!

         Boy oh Boy oh Boy oh Boy!  I thought that I had my hands full with three boys - you rock!  I totally understand that the last thing you want to do is stick with a strict routine; however, I am a HUGE fan of the Disney Dining Plan.  The oldest five of you will each receive one table service credit per night that you are staying at your Disney resort.  Sooo, essentially you would only need to plan your schedule around one meal per day.  The Quick Service meals are just grab and go, so no Advanced Dining Reservations are needed. Have you considered starting some of your days with a delicious and filling table service breakfast?  I'm guessing that your manly crew would love Donald's Safari Breakfast at Animal Kingdom - Mickey and the gang are all there and the food is AWESOME!  By having a table service meal in the morning, you will have the rest of your day to freely roam around the "world!"

         It's so hard to pick "must do" attractions for anyone, because I honestly love them all!  However, I can certainly recommend my favorites at each park.  To make things simple, I will pick only those attractions that the entire family can enjoy. Beginning with Epcot, you absolutely have to experience The Seas with Nemo and Turtle Talk with Crush.  Soo cute!  Animal Kingdom is really easy for me to pick my fave - Kilimanjaro Safaris!  Hollywood Studios is home to Toy Story Mania, a HUGE fan favorite!  Finally, no trip to Walt Disney World would be complete without soaring on Dumbo in the Magic Kingdom!

         I hope that you have a wonderful vacation and I would love to hear from you again!

    Much pixie dust,

    Jackie S.
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Louisiana

Yes, I'm the one behind you in the grocery store checkout line. You know, the one that lets you know why you simply HAVE to stay on property and laughs when you say that you are going to visit Disney World AND Epcot... Yes, that crazy lady is me! Learn More About Jackie

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