• On Oct 28, 2014
    Beth 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.

    We had planned a Disney Cruise in Jan 2015 but with 6 and 2 year old boys we decided to do DW instead, more predictable and flexible. We are staying 5 days at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. What things are a must? What do you suggest for dining? etc.

    Greetings Beth! 

    Thank you so much for sending me your questions.  I am honored to help plan your family's magical vacation.  A Disney Cruise is certainly a wonderful adventure, however, with your little ones I think you will have a practically perfect time exploring the Walt Disney World Resort.

    Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is one of my family's absolute favorites.  Your kids will love splashing around the Fuentes Del Morro Pool and the nearby splashtastic kiddie area.  We also love watching the evening movies, roasting marshmallows and enjoying a ride around Barefoot Bay in one of the Surrey Bikes. There is so much to do and love at this resort.

    As far as Disney Dining goes, well I could take a whole day listing all of my favorite places and foods! Dining truly is one of my favorite parts of our Disney vacations.  A few of my favorite table-service locations in each park offering character experiences are: The Garden Grill, the Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at the Hollywood & Vine, Tusker House Restaurant and The Crystal Palace.  For quick-service, I would try to book Be Our Guest Restaurant for lunch or visit the Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe, Pizzafari, La Cantina de San Angel, or the Backlot Express. 

    Unfortunately, I am all out of room, but if there is anything else I can help you with, please send me another question.  Until then, have fun planning your wonderful vacation!

    Magical Wishes,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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