Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jan 12, 2009
    Denise from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We will be taking our daughter to WDW in May.This trip is for her 6th birthday and it's her 1st visit.Want to maximize character dining experiences but not overdo so she will have time for everything else! Please help!!

    Hi, Denise!  Coming to Disney World is a great way to celebrate your daughter's 6th birthday!  If you will be at Disney on her actual birthday, make sure to register HERE so your daughter can get into the park of choice for FREE! 

    The birthday girl should stop by guest services to receive her "Happy Birthday" button AND her "First Visit" button!

    For your family, I would suggest choosing maybe 2 dining experiences.  We like to go to Chef Mickey's for dinner on our arrival day.  My kids are always so excited when we arrive, so this gives them some Disney Magic without getting over tired from trying to travel and go to a theme park all on our first day.  Also, we get to meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald right away, and this eliminates the need to wait in line for autographs for these characters when we hit the parks the next day. 

    I would then choose a Character Breakfast.  Your princess might enjoy the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for the Princess Storybook Dining Experience in Epcot or breakfast with Pooh and Friends at the Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom.  Choose the experiences where your princess can meet her favorite Disney Pals!  Please note that characters at all dining experiences are subject to change.  Advance dining reservations can be made 90 days in advance.

    By doing a dinner on your arrival day, and a breakfast to start off  a magical day in the theme parks, this should give you plenty of time to enjoy all of the magic of Walt Disney World!  Have fun!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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