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  • On Apr 5, 2011
    Christan from AL 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 Kaylene! We're taking our first ever visit to DW on 7/25/11 staying 4 nights. Our kids are 1,3,6,8,11. We're staying @ Port Orleans & getting a Dining Plan.NE advice you can give, from strolers 2 which dining plan, you can give would be appreciat

    Hi Christian,

    I'm so excited that you are planning your first trip to Disney for your 5 children! I have oodles of tips that I can give you, so I'll stick with your specific questions and you can send me any follow-ups that you may have.

    I recommend the Plus Dining package. This includes one Table Service, one Quick Service and one snack per person, per day. We have found with our kids that we need the one sit down meal a day to re-group, rest and relax for a bit. However, any more than that and it becomes work. The kids want to be in the parks, enjoying the rides. To make the most of your time, book some character dining meals. This will save you from having to stand in long lines to see the characters while in the park. Chef Mickey's and Crystal Place are great. If you have any little girls, you'll want to see the Princesses too. Call 407-WDW-DINE to book your dining reservations now. These fill up quickly.

    For your littlest 2, I recommend that you bring a double stroller from home. While the park strollers are sturdy, they aren't known for being comfortable. Having your own will make it easier for them to nap on the go.

    I also suggest that you purchase the Base tickets and stick to one park per day. This way, you can fully immerse yourself in the magic. The amount of work involved in moving 5 kids from one park to the next  is a lot. You may as well just get there in the morning and make a day of it.

    Please let me know what other questions you have.

    Have a wonderful vacation,

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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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