Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 21, 2013
    Kathy from AL 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 will be visiting WDW 12/14 to 12/20. Grandchildren are 6,4,3, and 1. What words of wisdom can you give me on MUST DOS and MUST NOT DOS? Want this to be a trip of great memories.

    Hello Kathy, welcome to the Disney Parks Mom's Panel!

    To make the most of your time and to enjoy the park hours with the lowest crowd levels, it is highly recommended to arrive early at parks.
    Late night hours are also a great time to be at the parks - a good midday nap is recommended. 

    Visit Magic Kingdom at least twice during your visit is a must.  Animal Kingdom is a solid second for your grandchildren ages.  Still, one full day visit to each theme park is a must.

    Strollers are really convenient to rest the kids and carry all your bags.
    Bring water shoes and ponchos to the parks.

    The Pirates League is one of my favorite experiences for the whole family and my daughter loves the mermaid makeover.

    Remember to sign up your grandchildren, at park opening time, for The Jedi Training Academy.

    Some really nice restaurants are The Crystal Palace, Tony's Town Square, Flame Tree Barbecue, Mama Melrose's Ristorante and Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

    Disney's PhotoPass offers some great options to capture all the memories you will get to share with your grandchildren - I recommend the PhotoPass +.

    Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is one of my favorite special events at Disney, where families get to enjoy Magic Kingdom in a very unique way.

    Thank you for visiting and letting us help you plan a magical Disney vacation for your grandchildren.
    Hope to hear again from you.

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Meet the Panelist: Miguel, Puerto Rico

I am honored with the opportunity to design Disney experiences to share with my wife and kids.  I enjoy experiencing what Walt Disney World offers that is not available anywhere else, and look forward to helping you discover it with your family. Learn More About Miguel

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