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  • On Jan 27, 2009
    Amudha from VA 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're planning to visit WDW in 3/09 for 6 days, have park hopper tickets we wish to make the best of our time there, have 10yrson and 21/2 yr daughter, need ideas on organizing our visit. Thank you


    Here is what I like to do to prepare. I do it in an excel spreadsheet, but you can just write it out in a notebook if it helps. I get the family together and write down the top 5-10 things that each person wants to do. What we call the "Must Do!" list. Then I map out for each day the following items of where we are going for;

    • Breakfast
    • Morning Park 
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon activity
    • Dinner
    • Evening entertainment

    First I fill in all the non-meal items for each day (morning park, afternoon activities, etc). I pick the parks so that we have enough time to hit as many of the items on that "Must Do!" list. Then I look to where I want to dine for each meal. I base my decisions more on where I am before I choose the type (table service/counter service) and cuisine of the meal.

    So that is my recommendation on my bigger picture planning. If you want me to go into more detail on further planning for you, feel free to send me a follow-up question from my bio page.

    Have a Magical Vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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