Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 22, 2009
    Kelli from OH 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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    Hi! My 8 year old son and I are coming to Disney in June 2009. I am trying to research things to make it a memorable trip. Our flight gets in at 2:21pm and I was wondering by the time we check into our hotel which park do you suggest we start with?


    Thanks for coming to the Mom's Panel to make your trip memorable!

    By the time you get to your room and get settled it's going to be getting close to dinner time.  Since nothing says Disney like the Magic Kingdom, I would suggest it for your first night with dinner at one of the monorail resort restaurants like Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary or Ohana's at the Polynesian!

    If you get early dinner reservations, eat first then head to the park to walk down a lit up Main Street and then ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in the dark before catching the fireworks.  If you get a late dinner reservation, no worries.  Go straight to Magic Kingdom, head up Main Street and grab a snack in Tomorrowland before riding Buzz Lightyear!  It won't take you much time to leave the park and hop on the monorail for dinner!

    Wishing you a magical vacation--from infinity and beyond!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

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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