Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Apr 19, 2009
    James from NJ 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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    Hi, We (Mom,Dad,Kid age 7) will staying @ The Disney's BoardWalk Villas from Sept 20-26. It shows we should arrive @ 10:49 AM in Orlando MCO, Would it be best to start the parks on the 2nd day? What would be a great thing to do on arrivel day? Thanks

    Hi, James!  If all goes well getting your luggage, you should be at your resort by around 1 PM, which still gives you plenty of day left if you want to enjoy one of the theme parks.  I'm not sure what type of passes you will have, but if it were me, and using a pass on a "half" day wasn't a big deal (like it left you one short for a full day at the end of your trip), I might do something like book a dinner at EPCOT, head over there and do a few rides and attractions, make my way to dinner, and end the night with Illuminations. 

    If you would rather not use a pass for that half day, you could head to Downtown Disney, with a reservation at one of the wonderful restaurants there (if you are traveling with children, you might want to check out the recently opened T-Rex).  Visit some of the shops, pick up a souvenir or two, have a fabulous dinner, and turn in early so you can hit the parks first thing in the morning!

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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