Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On May 2, 2012
    Neisha from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I would like to know the cheapest way to book a vacation package for 2-3 adults, 3 kids(3, 14 & 17). I am very confused as to which way to go, stay in the park or stay off the park and dining plans, etc? I would like to do at least one character meal.

    Welcome to the Mom's Panel, Neisha!  Walt Disney World is my family's favorite vacation destination!  I would definitely recommend staying on Disney property for all the amazing perks guests of a Walt Disney World Resort receive!  Guests staying on property receive complimentary transportation, Disney's Magical Express, Disney Dining Plan, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary package delivery from the parks to your resort room, and charging privileges to your resort room. I have traveled to Walt Disney World both with a Magic Your Way Vacation Package and the Disney Dining Plan, as well as, a regular room reservation without the Disney Dining Plan. For my family, I have found the Disney Dining Plan to be a great value and it has given us the opportunity to experience new restaurants that we might not have experienced otherwise. I would recommend calling Disney Reservations at (407) W-DISNEY to ask what promotions may be available for your vacation. You will want to ask the Cast Member to price both a Magic Your Way Vacation Package and separate room reservation rates.  Follow the link I have provided to view some of the current Special Offers. A great time to visit Walt Disney World is during the Free Dining Promotion so be sure to ask the Cast Member about the Free Dining Promotion. Character Dining Experiences are a lot of fun for the entire family!  My two favorites are Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort and 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Guests may begin making Advanced Dining Reservations for Character Dining Experiences 180 days prior to their arrival by calling (407) WDW-DINE or by going online here. I am out of room, but please feel free to write me back with any other questions you may have. Best wishes for a Magical Trip!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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