Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Sep 20, 2009
    Tonya from GA 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.

    I am a single mom planning on coming in October with a nine yr old boy for the first time. I need general help with booking, should I or shouldn't I get a meal plan, what should we do first. I am just over loaded with information. Please help!!!!!


    Moms Panel to the rescue!

    About the Disney Dining Plan, I always say yes! It always saves me money, as long as I pick the right version of the plan, based on how my traveling party plans to dine. With a 9 year old, I am guessing that either the Standard or Quick Service plan would be best. Tell me what kind of dining (table service, counter service) you will do, and I can help more.

    So as to general other planning, here is the simple list of to-dos;

    1. Figure out what parks to go to on what day. If you want me to make suggestions, let me know a) where you are staying (so I can know if you can use Extra Magic Hours) and b) what days will you be here, including if you have time to hit parks on those arrival and departure days. 
    2. When you know where you are going on what days, then plan your meals out.

    So write me back a question and we can plan park days. When we are done with that, we can work on meals.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms 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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