• On Feb 23, 2017
    Heather from NB 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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    First time to WDW, we have 4 boys, 19,18,12,10; they are not big on rides so need suggestions. Also we are bringing our camper advice on Disney Camper? Also have 2 that love Star Wars advice on parks to go to? Any other advice on planning?

    Hi Heather! It sounds like you are gearing up for a great Walt Disney World vacation at the Fort Wilderness Campground Resort. This is such a unique place so be sure and put some time aside so you can enjoy the amenities. You will find swimming, horseback riding, archery, walking trails, bike rentals, golf cart rentals, and so much more.  There are also many playgrounds around the different loops. If you choose to dine out there is Trails End, the Hoop Dee Doo Revue, Mickey's Backyard Barbecue, and also a fun Chip and Dales Campfire Singalong. There is also a new special retro RV food truck offering some fun items at the Meadows Trading Post in the evening.

    One of my favorite things to do is to rent a canoe and take an hour or so around the water ways of the resort. You can often see many deer and turkey and other wildlife in the back areas. Take a walk to Wilderness Lodge and you will most definitely see a deer or two if you go early in the morning. And take time to visit the main Disney stables where the large draft horses seen in the parades call home.

    As far as Star Wars events you will need to head to Hollywood Studios. This is the place where you can find the Star Wars characters for some meet and greets and special entertainment. Check out the short movie about how it all started and see many artifacts from the movies. This is definitely the park you will want to spend time at if your boys love everything Star Wars.

    My best advice for planning is to definitely have a plan. Make dining reservations at 180 days from your arrival for the best opportunities for hard to get restaurants. Make a basic itinerary for each day but don't make it so stringent that you can't deviate if something fun comes up. 
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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