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  • On Jul 22, 2011
    James from OH 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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    Planning our first WDW trip with 6 yr old Granddaughter been saving for 2 yrs. want to camp at FW. What are some of the more important things to consider? Planning on mid April 2012. If I mess this up Grandma will NEVER forgive me!

    I'm sure you'll do just fine, James; Grandma will be tickled!  For starters, you've decided on a great place to stay with a six year old.  Fort Wilderness offers countless opportunities to explore.  One thing I'd recommend is renting a golf cart for ease of transportation around the grounds.  When my family stayed there a couple of years ago the golf cart really added to our fun.  You're also going to want to start thinking about dining.  It's important to make your dining reservations at or as close to 180 days out as possible.  For a mid April trip, that means you should be ready to call 407-WDW-DINE in mid October for your reservations.  Oh and won't Grandma be pleased if you get your granddaughter an appointment for a princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique?  That is, unless your little princess is more the pirate princess type and she'd prefer a visit to The Pirates League.  As you get deeper into your planning, James, do stop back by and ask the Moms for specific recommendations should you find the need.  Have a great trip with your leading ladies.
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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