Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On May 19, 2011
    Kelli from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We live in Tampa and are planning to take our 2 1/2 year old daughter to Disney in July. I need advice on a booking a hotel on the Disney property and a dining plan that includes her being able to dine at Cinderella's Palace one night.

    How wonderful to be taking your daughter to WDW; it is the perfect place for princesses of all ages!

    To begin with finding a resort, you have to keep your budget in mind.  Disney offers 3 levels of resorts:  value, moderate, and deluxe.  You want to begin by exploring these links and seeing which price range best suits you, or you could call 402-W-DISNEY or a reputable travel agent to speak to an agent who could help you see costs. Then, the big decision comes -- which one!  There are so many styles and designs offered it does get overwhelming deciding, and we can help if you need more insight between specific resorts.  

    Then to dine with Cinderella at Cinderella's Royal Table you'll need the Disney Dining Plan or the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan (the Platinum and Premium are also options which have more offerings beyond dining). You also don't have to be on the dining plan to eat with Cinderella.  This is a popular meal for guests, so you do want to call soon to see if there are any available openings by calling 402-WDW-DINE or clicking here.  A back-up plan to dine with Cinderella's is dinner at 1900 Park Fare
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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