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  • On Dec 5, 2008
    Sara from OH 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 will be visiting the last week of April for the very first time do you think this week will be crowded? I figured spring breaks would be done by now. Also should we get the disney meal plan? Where can I get info on the character dining?


    I think that will be a pretty good week to visit!  You're right, the majority of Spring Break travelers will be gone by then, and the weather should be fantastic.  And you'll be able to take in the beautiful Flower & Garden Festival in Epcot!

    The meal plan is hard to answer, since some people love it and some don't.  My family falls into the 'love it' category, as it makes our trips much easier.  You know your cost upfront which is great for budgeting, and when you get to Disney you don't have to worry about paying for individual meals since everything is pre-paid and loaded right onto your room key.

    One important note about the Dining Plan is that is definitely requires planning - you will need to make your table service meal reservations in advance!  I personally enjoy that planning and feel it is a good part of our vacation, but if you aren't typically a planner then this will be different for you.

    You can find more information on the DIsney website regarding Character Experiences, and I also like  Just search for character dining and you can read reviews and even see complete menus!

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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