Mom And Son Safari
  • On Apr 3, 2012
    Aleshia from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    omg<, our trip is only 16 days away and i am feeling overwelmed with plannning or lack of, any advice..on a budget, 5night,6day stay at All Star Movies resort, we are a family of 4 (mom,dad, and kids 6&2) we have 4day base tickets,not doing Animal K

    Hi, Alishia!

    OK, take a step back and breath! And remember, this is a FUN vacation, Mickey Mouse would not have it any other way!  I'm not really sure what your question is, but I can tell you need a little push in right direction for planning. 

    The basics:  Make sure you have Magical Express (airport transportation) reserved.  If you have received your yellow luggage tags, put those on any bags you will checking at the airport.   On your packing checklist, include a stroller, large tote bag, snacks (crackers, cereal bars), sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, autograph books, and cameras.

    Plan on 2 days Magic Kingdom, 1 day Epcot, 1 day Hollywood Studios. If you have an extra day, revisit your favorite park.

    To save money, plan on breakfast in your room with cereal bars, or even toss a box of cereal in your suitcase.  Bowls and spoons are available in the food court.   For meals, some portions are quite large at counter service locations, so you might be able to share.  And do not forget the Kids Meals which are a great value.  Avoid expensive soft drinks, as cups of ice water are always free at counter service locations.

    If you are planning on any table service meals or character dining, make sure to make your Advance Dining Reservations.  I know you are on a budget, so schedule breakfast or lunch as these are generally cheaper than dinner.  Remember, you are welcome to take snacks or sandwiches into the parks with you if you want to pack your lunch!

    Take time to relax and enjoy your resort!  Your little Mouseketeers are going to need plenty of breaks, so head back whenever you need some downtime.  If you need some guidance, head to your resort concierge who will be happy to point you in the right direction to make your vacation magical!  

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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