Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 20, 2009
    Jamee from OH 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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    Love this panel! Any suggestions for two trips within two months? Coming May 2010 with my family, now in-laws want to come July 2010. How should we divide our time? What would you do twice? Must admit this is a great "problem"!

    Seriously Jamee!  You are not winning much sympathy from me for this terrible conundrum you face!  Before I answer your question, can I ask that you make a quick call to my in-laws?

    Ok, down to business.  It's not clear if you are traveling with children, but if you are, they will probably be very influential in helping you quickly identify what attractions, shows and entertainment should top your "repeat" list.  I would indulge them, as grandparents love watching their grandchildren have a magical time.  If you are planning to visit any of the waterparks, I'd recommend visiting in July.  May is warm and sunny, but i'm a big fan of super warm water, which you'll find in the summer.  If you are traveling in early May, I would ensure that you "check out" Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival on the first trip.  The festival is a wonderful special event which features amazing topiaries, a butterfly garden and millions of colorful blooms, as well as a themed children's play area. 

    I would focus your planning on varying your dining choices for each trip, as Disney has so many fabulous restaurants, and you have a chance to sample a ton of them in a short period of time!  In fact, if it was me, I'd ensure that I tried a completely new list of restaurants each trip. I would recommend including at least one Signature Dining Experience and one Character Meal on each trip, so both families can experience them.  You might also want to include separate "special events" on each trip, such as a dinner show (Spirit of Aloha Show, Hoop Dee Doo Review or Mickey's Backyard BBQ), a specialty cruise or Cirque du Soleil tickets.

    Again, my sincere sympathy for your terrible dilemma ....NOT!

    Have two magical trips!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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