Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 6, 2012
    Amanda from NE 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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    I am planning a 1st time disney vaction around 4/14. We are a family of 5 - kids are 9,5,and 1. I have no idea where to start or how much time we will need to see everything. Also, is this time of year usually busy? Please help!!!!

    Hello Fellow Nebraskan!

    To begin, you should think about booking your trip soon since it is a busier time to visit since many schools have spring break. One of the first decisions you'll need to make is about the resort. There are a large variety of Disney resorts to meet everyone's tastes and budget. You will also need to decide about your park tickets (number of days & options). A reputable travel agent can help you with these decisions; Disney can help as well by just calling 407-W-DISNEY. I'd also order the free planning dvd to help you with planning.

    Once you get that big decision made, you can begin to work on the details regarding dining reservations & how to spend your days. If you think you'd like to have some table service meals during your trip (nice not to stand in line) and/or character dining (I highly recommend this; characters come to you rather than standing in line to see them), you'll want to make reservations asap. I'd also encourage you to visit and the Disney Parks Blog for general WDW information and updates; is also help for dining updates and information.  

    So after sorting through all of this, I imagine you'll have more questions. I'm happy to help with as many as you have. Just click here to send them my way.
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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