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  • On Jan 22, 2009
    Amy from PA 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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    Great panel!! I am coming to DW 5/9-5/16 with my DH and 3 year old DD. Staying at AKL. Arriving 5/9 at 1:00 pm. Do you think it is necessary this time of year to have a sophisticated touring plan? What would you recommend for our day of arrival?

    Hello!  My family stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge last year during the same week!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    I don't think you need a sophisticated touring plan, but I do think you need some sort of a plan.  Before you leave for your trip, try to have advanced dining reservations, an idea of which park you are visiting, and some "must-see" attractions.  While the park certainly wasn't at its busiest that week last year, it was still very active with lines for popular attractions. 

    As for your first day, I'm assuming you will not want to use a park ticket that day.  In that case, I'd suggest staying around the resort -- check out the pool, see the animals, and stroll around, or consider a trip to Downtown Disney for shopping and dinner.

    Have a great vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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