Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 13, 2009
    Stephanie from NC 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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    We have a family trip planned 8-9 to 8-16 for my son's 3rd bday! We have lunch reservations @ TRex Cafe on the day we plan to visit Hollywood Studios.. Should we go early to HS, exit for lunch & come back? Or just have lunch 1st then enter park afterwa

    Hi, Stephanie!  Personally, I like to hit the theme parks early in the morning, right as they open, so I can get some things done before midday crowds hit their peak.  I always feel like I've accomplished something if I can knock out two rides or attractions before 10 AM.

    If your lunch reservation is very early - say 11 - and you are not typically early risers, you might want to just head over to Downtown Disney for your lunch reservation, then go into the park.  I'd probably hit the park first, though, and get at least one ride done before going over to the restaurant.

    Have a great trip, and a very happy, pixie dust sprinkled third birthday to your little guy!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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