• On Aug 28, 2012
    Jennifer from MS 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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    Our first trip to WDW is scheduled for 11-25 thru 11-30. My husband and I have 9 and 10 year old boys. I am overwhelmed...I've looked to see which parks have extended hours. What planning tips can you give me? We will be doing the free quick service meals.

    Hello, Jennifer

    You may want to take a look at, which has a wealth of information to help you with planning and make you feel less overwhelmed.  For example, it offers suggestions on what parks to visit and what parks to avoid on specific dates.  It also has over 100 itineraries that walk you through the must-see attractions and in an order to help you avoid waiting in line.  The website truly does all the work for you.  I should note that there is a small fee, but one that I think is a worthwhile investment. 

    Take a look at the website and if you'd prefer to go a different direction with planning, please let us know.

    You can also look over the menus of the quick service restaurants in advance to know which ones your family would like best. Many menus are available at; just click on Best Disney World Restaurants at the top; the available restaurants can be seen in the information about the Disney Dining Plan. 

    Please let us know if we can help again; we've all been there with planning a first trip and how overwhelming that can be.  

    Wishing you a wonderful trip!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I’m a high school teacher with a family of 3 sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.

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