EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 22, 2013
    Ruben 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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    Mandy thanks for the tips on days I also need tips on dining and events I should attend to make the most of it. Thanks

    Hi again, Ruben!
    I'm glad that I was able to help, dining at Walt Disney World is one of my families favorite activities it ranks right up there with the attractions.You didn't mention if you would be using Disney's Dining Plan during your stay,please let me know if you need some tips using the plan as well.

    Character dining is a great way to meet the characters outside of the parks and are very popular.Reservations shouldn't be recommended, but required because without them dining with the characters is almost impossible.My favorite character meals are Chef Mickey's,Crystal Palace and 1900 Park Fare.A tip that I learned is to make a breakfast reservation at one of the latest times possible.Breakfast is the least inexpensive meal for character dining and it can make a really great lunch.Plus,since most guests will want to eat early it will usually be less crowded giving you more time with your the characters.Here are some of my suggestions for some other great restaurants to try:

    50's Prime Time Cafe
    Via Napoli
    Rose & Crown Pub
    Whispering Canyon Cafe

    As I mentioned,you will be visiting during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and I highly recommend attending if possible.The Boo-to-You parade is one of my favorites and HalloWishes is simply spectacular, not to mention the trick or treating in Magic Kingdom.On regular nights in the Magic Kingdom a nightly firework shows Wishes is something you do not want to miss!In fact 3 of the parks have evening firework shows(Wishes, Fantasmic and Illuminations) and each of them are spectacular, I highly recommend seeing each one.On your Hollywood Studios day, I would check out the Jedi Knight Training Academy if you should have any Star Wars fan in your midst.

    Thanks for visiting me again and please let me know if I can help with anymore of your planning!

    Kindest Regards,
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My husband and I are the parents of five rambunctious Disney loving children.I  I'm passionate about helping families find the magic that is Disney , so let me show you all the magic and savings that awaits on your next Disney vacation! Learn More About Mandy

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