Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 19, 2013
    Jennifer 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! I'm taking my 7yr old son for his first trip (Christmas present), but where going January 2-11, 2014. I was wondering if you had any tips on what to pack as far as clothes are concerned? Also he's really picky, is a dinning plan worth the cost?

    Hi Jennifer!

    Weather in January can be downright pleasant or quite chilly.  I'd absolutely check the extended forecast at (zip code 32830) 3-4 days prior to your vacation to get a better idea of the forecasted temperatures for your vacation. 

    Highs during this period average in the low 70s, and lows average in the upper 40s, low 50s.  Definitely pack a light jacket and some pants in case of a cold snap!

    Picky eaters are difficult to plan for.  If you plan on dining at many character dining locations, I would go ahead with the Dining Plan because of the expense.  If you've already reserved several buffets, the cost can add up quickly, and make the Dining Plan a great value!  I'd also keep my eyes out for a Free Dining Promotion for your vacation dates, by checking the Special Offers page.  That'll make the decision really easy for you!  Disney also has a great kids menu at most locations that will usually please those picky eaters. 

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Texas

I am a former Kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to my 2 boys and daughter.  I've been married to my High School sweetheart since 2000, and we consider ourselves experienced Walt Disney World travelers with little ones. Learn More About Amanda

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