Mom With Kids After RunDisney; Mickey Fantasia Hat; Donald Duck Hat; Goofy Hat
  • On May 6, 2010
    Paul 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 trip for Nov. and have no idea where to start.I have a 3yr grd , 13yr grs, 12yr dd, and 14yr ds and my 3 grown kids and their spouses. We plan on staying at the Bay Lake tower at the Contemporary Resort. We also wish to stay for 5 nights. Thanks!

    Hi Paul, Great news! You've already taken care of the first 2 steps: You've decided when you are going and where you are staying. Once you have booked your Resort reservations, you'll want to make your Advanced Dining Reservations. These can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE. You can also book them online: HERE. Spend some time browsing the restaurants and then be sure to book as soon as possible. With a large party like yours, you will definitely need reservations. A few suggestions for restaurants, given the ages of the children who are traveling with you, would be:

    Chef Mickey's for dinner (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald & Pluto are often there), The Crystal Palace for breakfast (Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore & Piglet), 'Ohana for dinner (coconut rolling, limbo & hula dancing for the kids) and Whispering Canyon Cafe (lots of fun antics & good food). You may want to consider a dinner show as well, such as the Hoop-De-Doo Musical Revue (a great time for everyone).

    Due to the size of your party, you qualify as a "Grand Gathering". This makes you eligible to enjoy special experiences such as the Safari Celebration Breakfast, the Good Morning Gathering and the International Dinner & IllumiNations Dessert Reception. You'll want to call Disney's Grand Gathering Travel Planners at 407-WDW-PLAN (407-939-7526) , as they can help you with your Resort and Dining reservations. In addition, they can help you reserve any of the special experiences listed above.

    Hope this helps,
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Meet the Panelist: Kaylene, Massachusetts

I'm a blessed Mom of five fabulous kids, a Disney Vacation Club member, and an Annual Passholder. I've stayed in every Disney Resort on property, and I've traveled to Walt Disney World Resort with infants, toddlers, tweens, teens, grandparents, and on countless multi-generational family vacations! Learn More About Kaylene

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