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  • On Aug 22, 2012
    Cheryl from MI 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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    Hello, we are planning our very first trip the end of January 2013 and we have the dining package. We don't have the park hopper option. Should I make reservations for all of our meals now based upon what park we will be in on a certain day? Thanks!

    Hi Cheryl,

    I would certainly make your Advanced Dining Reservations now for all the restaurants that you wish to eat at as you are in the 180 day window before your vacation.  I use the Walt Disney World Park Hours page to help you with the hours of each theme park as well as Extra Magic Hours.  You don't really need to have a Park Hopper ticket to enjoy the parks.  My family rarely will Park Hop as we try to fully see the park we are at for the day.  When staying at a Walt Disney World Resort, you will have the opportunity to get into the parks one hour early (usually 8:00 am) or up to three hours later that day.  These hours rotate different theme parks each day and I would encourage you to take advantage of them.  Please let me know if I can help you in any other way such as restaurant recommendations or itinerary help.  I know that your first Disney vacation will be magical!  

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Meet the Panelist: Laura, Indiana

I am a family practice physician and mother of three children.  I would love to answer any questions about Disney Vacation Club and my most favorite place in the whole world:  Walt Disney World!  Let me sprinkle some magic in your life! Learn More About Laura

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