Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Apr 2, 2010
    Deb from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning a trip for Oct. Looking at the calendar I don't see Judges Tent open?? From other panel questions looks like toontown will be closing?? My kids will want to meet Mickey and others. Should I plan to come a different time? 1st visit to wdw

    Hi Deb,

    October is a great month to visit. The weather is often warm but has lost a good deal of the summer humidity and the crowds are often smaller in October than the summer. You will also be able to enjoy the very popular Epcot Food and Wine Festival or have the opportunity to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. This special ticket event available on select evenings at Magic Kingdom is a great chance to enjoy your favorite attractions, meet your Disney pals and do some trick or treating.

    Unfortunately, Toontown is slowly closing as part of Fantasyland expansion plans. While the refurbishment is in the beginning stages, eventually the Judges Tent and Mickey and Minnie's homes will be closing and removed. There is no exact time schedule given for these closures and changes but I would not include it as part of my October planning. No worries though, even if the Judges Tent is gone, I can promise you there are other opportunities to meet Mickey and his pals throughout Disney World. You may want to consider making a reservation at Chef Mickey's to dine with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance by calling 407-939-3463.

    The characters can be found throughout the parks, just be sure to check the park schedule or the tip board for appearance information.

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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