Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 10, 2012
    Kimberly from CA 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 Im traveling to Florida mid March with my husband and 2 daughter's,I need suggestions on where to dine and what attractions can we all enjoy since our lenght of our stay is quite short(too short) any suggestions? our arrival is 3/20-3/22 from California

    Hi, Kimberly!  You and I should do a little more talking!  Are you hoping to do more time in the parks and keep travel time to restaurants at a minimum?  Do you want character meals or other special dining experiences?

    Let's say you want to stay in the parks so you maximize your attraction time.  Check out Crystal Palace for a wonderful character meal, that will save you some time in lines for Pooh and his friends.  This is a buffet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can pick and choose what you want and set your own dining pace.  You'll find this at the Magic Kingdom, along with some of my favorite attractions.  How old are the girls?  For all ages, check out Buzz Lightyear, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the Haunted Mansion.  If your girls are a bit older, do a tour of the mountains - Space, Splash, and Big Thunder!

    EPCOT is a hungry person's paradise!  You'll find Mexican, Japanese, French, and British cuisine all in one quick walk around the World Showcase.  We love Teppan Edo in Japan and the Biergarten in Germany - both of which come with a bit of dinner entertainment (an awesome display of culinary arts at Teppan Edo, and some traditional music at the Biergarten).  We love to ride Soarin', Test Track, and Maelstrom when we visit EPCOT.

    Animal Kingdom has a Rainforest Cafe right at the entrance, so that will save you some travel time, and my girls love the Kilimanjaro Safari ride, as well as Kali River Rapids.  Disney's Hollywood Studios has my kids' "most favoritest" attraction - Toy Story Midway Mania!  Here, you'll find good food and great fun at Prime Time 50's Cafe!

    I hope your trip is amazing!
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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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