Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Oct 21, 2014
    Theresa 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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    Going on our 1st trip to WDW - scheduled 4/19/15-4/25/15 at the Art of Animation resort. It will be myself and my two children (girl - 8 & boy 12). Single mom & I want to make this a magical and memorable experience for both - please help

    Hi there, Theresa!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I'm so excited that you've stopped by for some magical vacation planning help; that's our favorite around here!

    You've made a great choice to stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. You and your kiddos are just going to love the larger than life icons from some of your favorite Disney movies! Not only that, but did you know that the Big Blue Pool is the largest Resort pool in all of Walt Disney World? It's pretty awesome!

    If you haven't already, I recommend ordering your Free Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD. This great planning tool will give you a complete tour of the 4 Theme Parks as well as the 2 Water Parks and over 20 Resort hotels. You will also see pocket-sized planning guides, planning tips, and information on special events. It's a great way to build up the excitement for your upcoming trip!

    Next, I would recommend that you take a look at which of the fantastic restaurants you might like to dine at during your stay. There are many wonderful restaurants to choose from, so you could make picking them out a family event! Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are accepted 180-days in advance and are highly recommended in order to secure the ones you'd like. We typically look at the online calendar to plan which Parks will go to on which days so we know where to book. ADRs can be made online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE.

    I hope this helps to get you started! Please let us know if you have more questions!

    Wishing you and your family a Pixie Dusted vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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