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  • On Aug 18, 2009
    Salma from NY 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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    This Panel is Amazing!!!!! We are going to WDW 1st timers....11/20-11/27...Not planning any parks the 1st or last day!!! Need to know which park to go to which day!!!! Daughter and Friend are 9 ..other Daughter 18 Months!!! PLEASEEE HELPP!

    Hi, Salma!  Thanks for calling the panel amazing!  I printed that out, crossed "panel" out, and wrote in "my mom", and posted it on my fridge.  Now my kids think I have documented proof that I'm awesome!

    Okay, let's start with dining - do you have any advanced dining reservations?  Are you going to make any?  I like to plan my park days around which reservations I get.  For example, if I can only get Chef Mickey's on a Tuesday evening, I'll go to Animal Kingdom that day, because I know we can get through Animal Kingdom and be out in time for our Chef Mickey's reservation.  That's the first place to start.

    Another thing I do is consult a website called Touring Plans, located at www.touringplans.com .  You will see a link on the left of the page that takes you to a bit of a calendar, telling you which days are the best at each park.  This is based on past history and other things, and you can only get them for 30 days in advance unless you sign up for their service, but even the 30 days is super helpful.

    With six park days, are you doing a water park, or are you allowing two days for some parks?  If you are allowing two days, I like to break the days up.  If I am doing Magic Kingdom on Monday, I won't go back there until later in the week.

    I hope that helps some!

    Have an awesome first time visit to Walt Disney World!  Don't forget to stop at Guest Services for your First Visit Buttons!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

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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