Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Mar 16, 2009
    Amber from IN 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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    Hi, my family is visiting WDW for the 1st time in May. We will be staying at the Contemporary. I made dinner resevations last night. I am concerned about making our reservations since I'm not sure how our days will be spent. Any advice?

    Hi, Amber!  My husband is one of those people that doesn't like to be pegged in to a specific reservation.  He lives under the "fly by the seat of your pants" philosophy, and while it's always fun and exciting to be married to a guy like that, there are times when it's not the best policy to go by.

    If there are dining experiences you do not want to miss out on, I suggest making advanced dining reservations, and building your days around those reservations.  You don't have to book every meal, or even a meal every day, but if you absolutely do not want to miss eating at maybe 'Ohana, it is better to have a reservation.  Many of the popular dining locations do fill up, and I know I've had to deal with the look of disappointment on the face of Mr. Fly By The Seat Of His Pants when he couldn't get in to eat at Boma or Chef Mickey's. 

    Pick just a couple of the places you know you want to experience, book those, and if when the time comes you decide you won't be able to fit it in the way your day is going, you can always phone and cancel.  Bear in mind that some dining experiences require that you cancel 48 hours in advance, but most of the table service locations you can just cancel at any time.  If you do end up canceling, just think of the happy face on that guy that walks up to the podium without a reservation to find out that your table has become available!  It's like spreading your own pixie dust!

    Enjoy your upcoming vacation!
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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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