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  • On Jan 7, 2013
    Danielle 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 is going to Disney World for the first time in October. My family consists of my husband and I and our son(7) and daughter (5). We are staying at Port Royal for 6 days. I'm curious what are some good character dining options and other activities?

    Hi Danielle!

    I'm so happy that you've visited us here on the Moms Panel to help you plan your family's very first trip to Walt Disney World! If you haven't already, you'll want to order your free Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD so you can learn about everything there is to see and do. Plus, it's a really great way to get the family all excited about the magic they're about to experience! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year to visit and I'm really excited that you've chosen October for your first trip.

    My all-time favorite special event at Walt Disney World is Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The event is held on select nights from September to October. The tone of the event is "not-so-scary," which means dreamers of all ages can enjoy this party. This is a seperate ticketed event where the Magic Kingdom closes at 7:00 p.m. for regular Park Guests and the party goes until midnight! There is even a special parade and special fireworks just for this party! It's not to be missed!

    As for character dining, I would recommend that you try out Chef Mickey's. I think it's very important to meet the Big Cheese at his restaurant on your first visit. Also in attendance are Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. Reservations are strongly recommended as this is a very popular place! You can make reservations online or by calling 407.WDW.DINE [939.3463]. Please come back and see us if we can help with any other questions you may have.

    Wishing you Pixie Dusted vacation planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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