Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 11, 2012
    Jody from MI 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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    I am totally lost on what to do first and how to "arrange" our schedule! The only thing I have booked so far is the BBB for our 7 yr old & lunch w/ Cinderella the 1st day. What is recommended?

    Well Jodi, everyone has their own system for how to plan, but I can tell you how I do it, and hopefully that will help you! I don't claim that it is perfect, but its works well for us.

    I like to look at the park calendar for every day of our trip, and I write down the park hours and parade and fireworks times for each day. From there, I add in our dining reservations (ADRs) and then choose which park we will be in on which day. For example, you know will need to be in the Magic Kingdom on the first day based on your ADRs.

    Typically I recommend that you allow two days each to visit the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and one day each for Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

    After I get an itinerary in mind for each park day, I ask my family to give me their 'must-do' list, so we can be sure to get it all done. And finally I print copies out for the entire family, including park hours, dining reservations, parade and fireworks times, and other items on the agenda for each day. It's handy to have this to refer back to each day, and saves me from having to answer 'what are we doing tomorrow?' a hundred times!

    Hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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