Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 7, 2010
    Nathalie 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 Moms! Can anyone give me advice on booking dinner reservations? We are planning to eat dinner at the parks we are visiting each day. Should we book early suppers? Late suppers? 4pm? 5pm? 6Pm? We have the MYW plus dining plan. Thanks!

    Hi Nathalie,

    The answer to this question really depends on what you think will work best for your family.  As for my family, we are most likely to make early dinner reservations, especially when we're on the dining plan.

    We usually stick to a two meal per day plan on our Disney vacations.  I bring granola bars or cereal bars so my kids get something to eat before leaving our resort. This gives us a couple of hours to play before the hunger sets in.  Around 10 or 11, we find something to eat - sometimes it's a late character breakfast, where we fill up at the buffet.  Other times, we grab a counter service lunch.

    We take a mid-afternoon break and return to our resort.  We'll either nap or swim - just something to get away from the crowds and re-energize.  By the time we return to the parks, we're starving, so we sit down to an early dinner.  After dinner we have the rest of the evening to enjoy the park.  We usually grab our snack while waiting for an evening parade or fireworks display.

    Again, every family is different.  That's just what works best for us.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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