Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Aug 7, 2010
    Theresa from QC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Thank you so much for answering my ADR questions! I now have all the ADR I need for my wk. RE: itinerary. Flight arrives at 3:25PM on Sat Sept 11. I didn't make an ADR for that night b/c not sure how to plan 1st day. Pk hopper tix, hubby + 2yo. Advice?


    Thanks for coming back!

    Although some, including Disney Dad Doug, recommend that you leave the best for last, our family does the opposite and likes to begin our vacation with a walk down Main Street at the Magic Kingdom.  In a way, it tells us "you're home."  However, it looks like Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party may be going on that night, so the park will close early at 7 p.m. to visitors using regular Park Hopper tickets, and  the event requires a different ticket. You can purchase the ticket, but you may not get your value out of it since you'll be tired on arrival day.

    By the time you take Magical Express to the hotel and check-in, dinner time will be upon you. If you have the extra day on your ticket to spend, I'd head to Epcot to enjoy its lights in the World Showcase and dinner at Teppan Edo or Biergarten (with a reservation) or one of the many counter service locations (France and Morocco are my favorite choices).

    If you don't want to use a theme park day on your ticket, I recommend heading to Downtown Disney and eating at Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex. Again, both require a reservation. If you go to T-Rex, tell them you have a toddler and ask for a seat near the "under sea" area to avoid the scarier dinosaurs on the opposite side of the room. Both restaurants are fun for the kids.

    Feel free to come back and visit me via my bio page if you've got more questions!
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My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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