Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Oct 15, 2012
    Sara from TX 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.

    We are taking our 1st trip in June w/ 3 kids: 13 girl, 10 boy and 2 girl! What dining option do you recommend? Any special must-do's for the kids? Planning on staying at Art of Animation or another value resort. Best character experience?

    Yeah! Your first trip to Walt Disney World! Prepare to have a blast zooming down Space Mountain, eating Mickey ice cream, and sailing through Captain Jack Sparrow's Caribbean.

    With your kids' ages spanning over a decade, I suggest you try my family's favorite character meal, breakfast at Chef Mickey's. Mickey waffles with Mickey is a fabulous way to start the day. Another unique dining experience all three of you children would enjoy would be a meal at the 50's Prime Time Cafe in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Hilarious servers, a nostalgic atmosphere, TVs showing 50s sit coms while you eat at a linoleum table, and super swell milkshakes make this spot a family favorite.

    Do try to stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. This shiny new, bold hotel has the beautiful Big Blue Pool, well themed family suites, and an excellent foods court. With a family suite, your family of five would have two bathrooms, a small kitchen to make a quick breakfast or snack in, a separate bedroom for the parents, and ample room. 

    Since you are visiting in June, a water park day would be a great big splash of fun for your family. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon has Ketchakiddie Creek for your littlest princess, loads of waterslides for your bigger kids, raft rides for your whole family, and an awesome wave pool.

    Planning your first visit to WDW can be overwhelming, so please contact me if you have additional questions about any aspect of your trip. Enjoy your very first experience with the magic of Disney!
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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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