• On Mar 3, 2015
    Lisette from CA 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.

    My family and I will be coming next month to WDW and we arrive at about 8am. Should we just go to Downtown Disney or hang out in the pool area? What should we do. It also we awesome if we could see some fireworks.

    Greetings, Lisette.  Your Walt Disney World vacation will be here before you know it.  I am so excited for you! 

    I try to arrive as early as possible to our resort on check in day to soak up all of the Disney magic and pixie dust I can.  I love checking in to the resort and getting my refillable mug to fill up from the food court.  When I have that mug in hand, my vacation has truly started.  Then my family and I like to head to Downtown Disney to pick up a few goodies to kick off our vacation like a new autograph book, a fun Mickey pen and some trading pins.  Our check in day lunch is always at Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney.  Don't let the long time stop you from dining there, it's long for a reason - it's so good!  After our bellies are full and we've gotten our souvenir fix, we head back to the resort for an afternoon swim.  To end our evening, we like to make dinner reservations at 'Ohana located inside Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.  Here's a tip - If you want to see fireworks while you are dining at 'Ohana, try to get a dinner reservation for about an hour before the nighttime firework show at Magic Kingdom.  While you are finishing you meal with dessert, the lights will dim and music from the show gets piped in.  If you request a window table, you will have a great view!  It's a perfect way to end the first day at Walt Disney World.   

    I hope this gives you some ideas on how to kick off your vacation!  If you have any other questions before you arrive, please come back and ask. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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