• On Jan 2, 2012
    Keri from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do I have to pay for parking for our rental car? Also this is our first trip with an 8 year old girl and 13 year old boy what should we do? should I make dinner plans only for 1 night we have the 2 a day and snack meal plan.

    Hi Keri - since you mentioned that you have the Disney Dining Plan, I'm assuming that you are staying on property at a Disney hotel.  If that's the case, you won't have to pay for parking at the resort or at any of the Walt Disney World parks.  Guests staying off property, however, do need to pay for parking at the theme parks.

    As for things to do - there are too many to list here!  I always recommend that guests visit as many of the parks as possible.  Kids in your children's age range generally love Disney's Hollywood Studios, so don't miss that.  Epcot is also a great park for tweens.  They'll love the World Showcase, as well as the exhibits and attractions in Future World.  Of course, every visit to Walt Disney World isn't complete without a visit to the Magic Kingdom.  I'm not sure how many days you are going for, so if you'd like to ask me another question with more details, I'm happy to help.

    For meals, I'd suggest making your dining reservations for table service meals in advance.  Most of the popular locations do book up.  If you have the standard dining plan, I'd probably recommend making one table service meal reservation per day.  Keep in mind that you will valid park admission to dine in any of the parks. 

    Have a great vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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