Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 12, 2013
    April 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.

    I've made lots of ADRs for our 1st trip in Oct. Example: HS 8:05/Hollywood & Vine, 11:05/Sci-Fi Theater, 3:50/Hollywood & Vine Fantasmic Pkg. Too much food too little time, but want to experience all. Worried about losing park time. Thoughts/sugges

    Hi April,

    Thank you for visiting us with your question. Given this is your first Disney vacation, I would likely scale back on the Advanced Dining Reservations in one day. Often times Character Dining Experiences can last up to an hour and a half. Our family finds (1) table service per day the perfect amount of time spent in dining locations. We like to grab breakfast on the go, sit down at a counter service location for lunch, and enjoy dinner together at a table service location before heading out for evening entertainment. Of course, a character breakfast on a couple of days is an excellent idea, too. I also like the idea of your Fantasmic! Dining Package. The times you listed, however, might have you feeling like you've spent the entire day in dining locations. 

    I totally understand wanting to do and see it all (and eat it all!) Let me know how many days you plan to attend the Parks, the ages of any children in your party, and I'll provide you our not-to-miss favorites!

    Happy planning,
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