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  • On Jan 9, 2023
    Kamille from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family is doing a Disney World Trip in March and I am stuck on choosing where to eat at HS. We have a 7yrs old picky eater, 13 yrs old hot food eater and a husband that doesn't want any pasta. Should I go with a Fantasmic Dining option?

    Welcome to planDisney Kamille!

    I feel so honored that you brought your question here. I know how stressful it can be to make sure your entire cast of characters is happy, fed and comfortable. I’m glad you are planning ahead to make everlasting memories with your Ohana, and make sure nobody gets left behind.

    Have you already downloaded the My Disney Experience App yet, Kamille? Getting your family familiar with it is a wonderful way for you all to prepare and build excitement together. Here, you will be able to view standby queues and showtimes. I love to place mobile orders for meals, snacks, and beverages that I can pick up after enjoying attractions!

    With such a diverse palette among your cast of characters it may be helpful to take advantage of the Walt Disney World Resort outside food policy. Guests are allowed to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages to the parks. I absolutely love to pack the bare necessities for my little man-cub so that this MamaBear can rest at ease. So don’t be afraid to pack some of the comforts of home if that will keep your Mouseketeers happy and focused on enjoying the Hollywood Studios attractions.

    Kamille, another thing to think about is that by the time of your visit in March, the events calendar shows that there will only be one nightly showing of Fantasmic! With only one showing per night, it may feel worthwhile to use the Fantasmic! Dining Package, since this guarantees reserved seating with a spectacular view of the show. One of the options available with this package is at Hollywood & Vine. The menu here has buffet offerings which are likely to satisfy each of your Hungry Bears. This also includes a character meeting with Minnie and her friends! Ending this dinner with Fantasmic! preferred seating is sure to make this the best night ever for your family! 

    Another way to save time and stay relaxed is by staying at a Disney Resort Hotel This way, you’ll be able to take advantage of Early Theme Park Entry for Disney Resort Hotel Guests and enter the park 30 minutes early to be one of the first let into the park. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is close to the park entrance, so with Early Entry, you can be on and off before the park is even officially open! After that, head on to the attraction that your younglings are most excited about. Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run are popular for all ages. Finally, staying on property earns a discount toward a standard MagicBand, which allows for Park entry, Lightning Lanes and also acts as a hotel room key.

    I truly hope these tips help ease your mind, MamaBear! I know I always feel most relaxed and ready to enjoy precious family moments when I'm prepared. If you think of any other questions, or if you need any follow-up on your questions here, please write back again now that you’ve got a friend in me!

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, a happy wife, toddler mom and educator who grew up just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort. I love to find ways to experience all of the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer. I always find the yummiest snacks, take practically perfect photos and add magic to a romantic night out. I'm thrilled to share ways to keep our little ones happy and cozy in the parks and hotels, so if you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, then you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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