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  • On Nov 5, 2010
    Pritha from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    hi we are planning to visit DW dec15-dec22 staying in all star movies with 2kids 2&6 .since its the busiest time how can we plan the itenary like which park to go first ,and we have dining plan is it necessary we reserve it now?

    Hi, Pritha!  First things first - absolutely make your dining reservations NOW!  Go online at or make a phone call tomorrow morning to lay out plans for some table service meals.  The parks get very busy during the holidays, and with more people trying to get into the restaurants, it can be tough to get the places you want.  As soon as you can, do that first.  

    I then would plan your days around your dining reservations to save time.  If, for example, you are doing the Crystal Palace, and can only get that on the 17th, then plan the 17th as your Magic Kingdom day.  If you are using table service credits at EPCOT, choose your restaurant there, see when you can get a table at a time you're happy with, and plan that day around EPCOT.

    Use Fast Pass when and where you can to save time from standing in line.  We usually always have a Fast Pass in hand.  If you have a Fast Pass window that lets you go on an attraction at 1 o'clock, before you go to that attraction, head to another one and grab a Fast Pass.  

    Choose dining times that are a little unusual - like breakfast in the later part of the morning or dinner after 8 o'clock at night.  Hit the most popular attractions during the parades and the fireworks, when many other guests are lining the parade route.

    Don't stress!  Just go with the plan that you will see as much as you can, and do as much as you can do.  

    I hope your trip is magical in every way!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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