Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Oct 14, 2012
    Carolyn from ON 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 are staying at the Caribbean resort from dec 23-26 (after our 4-day Disney cruise). Can you make some recommendations on the parks we should visit and where to eat? This will be our first visit to WDW. My sons are 8&9 and my mom will be coming to

    Hi Carolyn!

    Thanks so much for visiting me!

    What a fabulous holiday vacation you have planned!
    You'll want to get online right away to make Dining Reservations. To make the most of your days, I'd recommend choosing 1 park daily to visit.

    Magic Kingdom is a must for your first visit. From Space Mountain to Pirates of the Caribbean, it's the park that's sure to please the whole family. Consider dinner at Tony's Town Square or Liberty Tree Tavern and visit on your first day.

    Christmas eve would be a great day to visit Hollywood Studios. The boys are sure to love Toy Story Mania!, Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and Star Wars: Jedi Training Academy. Arrive early for park opening and sign up first thing for this unforgettable experience! Our favourite place to dine at Hollywood Studios is Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano.

    Christmas Day would be a great day to enjoy your resort or visit a less busy park like Disney's Animal Kingdom. Consider dining at your resort, at Downtown Disney, or at another resort hotel location. If you'd like additional recommendations, feel free to ask!

    Epcot has some great attractions for boys. Test Track will have reopened by that time, and the new Agent P's World Showcase Adventure interactive game is sure to please if your boys like Phineas and Ferb. My son's top picks for Epcot dining include Teppan Edo or Via Napoli.

    I hope this helps you start your planning Carolyn.
    Please write me back if you'd like further information or if you have additional questions.
    I'll be happy to assist you further!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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