• On May 20, 2016
    Kim from AL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Korliss, this is our very first trip to Disney! My boys are 11 and 8. We will be there for 5 days. What restaurants do you recommend? I know Animal Kingdom is a MUST for my 11 yr old. Is the safari included or is that a attraction you pay extra for?

    Hi, Kim!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel and asking me a question!

    How exciting to be planning for your first Walt Disney World vacation! My toddlers enjoy counting down on a Disney calendar! It adds a bit more excitement to all of the anticipation!

    Eating is one of my favorite things to do while on vacation and Disney definitely has some wonderful dining options. Here are my top picks!

    Crystal Palace
    -Breakfast with Character-Magic Kingdom-Enjoy breakfast with Winnie the Pooh and Pals with a buffet!

    Hollywood and Vine-Seasonal Dinner with Minnie, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy-Character dining allows for guests to enjoy taking pictures and getting hugs from your favorite characters without the long lines!

    Tusker House Restaurant-American, African cuisine that everyone in your family will love! Plus more visit from your favorite characters!

    Whispering Canyon Cafe-Western themed, family style meal, with a little horsing around and games!

    Any of these choices will have great food and fun for your 11 and 8 year old Pirates!

    Also, Kilimanjaro Safaris is included in with your park ticket, so be sure to snag a FastPass+ for this attraction! Riding through the African lands and Savanna is picture perfect! Be sure to have your camera ready!

    Kim, I hope this helps to make your panning a little easier! Please feel free to ask as many questions are you have! I more than happy to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Korliss, Alabama

My love for all things Disney developed at the age of three from my parents. Today, my Prince, Princess, husband, and extended family share my passion for Walt Disney World too. I am excited to share my passion with you, as I help you plan your next Disney vacation.  Learn More About Korliss

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