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  • On Jan 20, 2016
    Ashley from PA 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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    We are planning a trip to Disney World in late November 2016. We have two little boys 5 and 8. What are some good suggestions for shows to attend for boys? Is the dining package worth it? Any suggestions for this first time plan would be welcomed!!!

    Hi there Ashley!

    How exciting to be planning a Walt Disney World vacation for November!  As a mom of three boys myself, I can definitely suggest several great shows to attend. At Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, don't miss Festival of the Lion King. If time permits, you may also want to catch Finding Nemo - The Musical and Flights of Wonders. If your five-year-old is a Disney Junior fan, consider adding Disney Junior - Live on Stage! at Disney's Hollywood Studios to your list. I also highly recommend Fantasmic! at Disney's Hollywood Studios as a must see for your entire family.  At Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to watch Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and Wishes nighttime spectacular. 

    I have purchased the Disney Dining Plan on previous trips, but have not done so on recent visits. I did find the Disney Dining Plan to be a good value when dining at all-you-care-to-enjoy dining locations or Character Dining experiences. When making your decision, you may want to take a look at the extensive menu list on to compare prices of what you would spend out of pocket for each meal as opposed to the cost of the Disney Dining Plan. 

    I would definitely recommend booking a Character Dining experience in which your boys will get to meet several Disney Characters while enjoying a delicious meal. My boys have always loved Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort and 'Ohana's Best Friends Breakfast at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Follow this link to learn more about Character Dining. My list of fun dining locations for boys includes: T-REX and Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs and Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. 

    I hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to visit me again with any additional questions that I can assist you with. Best wishes for a magical trip!

    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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