EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 12, 2013
    Kimberly 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.

    planning for 2nd trip. thought prepared first trip- not so much. Better to do dining res in parks w/ EMH so have extra time? planned some 4 resorts,DTD for down days. RF in AK near closing? seems always rushing to make res, attractions. missed seeing alot.

    Hello again, Kimberly!

    I'm glad to hear that you are taking a second trip to Walt Disney World and as you prepare remember that we are always here to help with anything you need.  When visiting Walt Disney World one thing to keep in mind, it is impossible to see and do everything.  Even when planning my own vacations, I have to remind my family of this so I will let each member pick their top 4 attractions for each park.This way we do not miss anyone's must dos and anything else we are able to do is just extra pixie dust.Keep in mind I do have a rather large family so you might want to adjust that accordingly.I do see that you are visiting in September of next year and that is a good thing since the crowds will be lower, allowing you to do a whole lot more with your time.

    I tend to make my dinner reservations earlier, with the exception of Animal Kingdom, this way we can enjoy a nice meal and still have plenty of time for nighttime activities. Plus,the evenings can be a great time to have a treat while watching each parks nightly fireworks.Choosing a park with evening Extra Magic Hours will definitely give you more time in the parks after your meal.Keep in mind that not all attractions, shops and dining stay open the full time during evening Extra Magic Hours.

    Rainforest Cafe is a good close choice when visiting Animal Kingdom,but there are also many options available as well.My personal favorite is to head over to Animal Kingdom lodge to dine at Boma, which also gives me a great way to check out another one of Disney's fabulous resorts.Another favorite with my children, is to head to Downtown Disney to dine at T-Rex.Keep in mind that you don't necessarily have to limit yourself to dining locations within the park itself.Disney Resort's have wonderful dining locations and most are with in a very short distance to the parks themselves.  

    I hope this was helpful and let me know if you have anymore questions!
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