Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jun 23, 2009
    Tracy from NY 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.

    Staying on site in Oct. (me, dh, 3 y.o.son). Have free dining. What is easier with a 3 y.o. Doing the sit down meal as a lunch in the parks and then eating counter service/pizza at the resort in the evening or ending our day with a sit down meal? Thanks

    Hi Tracy - I have a 3 year old and a 4 year old, so I've definitely experienced dining in the parks with a 3 year old.  Personally, we generally do a combination of all three - table service breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. 

    The biggest thing with young children is making sure that you take a mid-day break.  Even if your child doesn't want to nap, it's good to go back to the hotel and rest.  In some cases, we'd spend some time at the resort pool - in those cases, we'd generally get counter service food at the resort and eat a quick, casual meal.

    I hope that helps!  Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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