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Old 12-16-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Disney World

We just booked a trip to Disney World. We are taking our daughter for her 5th birthday. My first and only time ever being there was back in 1985 so a lot has changed since then. For those that have been recently, what good tips can you share with me? There is so much there and a lot of it you need to be in the know about or you will find out about it too late. I want to make sure i get all my information before it is too late.

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Old 12-16-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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Choose a character meal at least once. They have several to choose from but you need to book it before you get there as the reservations go quickly. We did a couple of princess ones. The best one was at the Grand Floridian. You could spend a lot of time standing in line to meet characters so the meals are a great way to meet them and eat at the same time.
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I haven't been there in 25-30 years. OMG! And I live only an hour and 45 minutes away. Just can't afford it. Have fun though!
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Thanks jabbur. That is exactly the kind of info I am looking for. I think we are trying to get into Chef Mickey's meal, but it might already be booked up. My daughter loves the princesses so i will check those out next.
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I haven't been there in 25-30 years. OMG! And I live only an hour and 45 minutes away. Just can't afford it. Have fun though!
Yeah it certainly is not cheap. I think you get a lot for your money though. The hotel alone sounds like a vacation. We are staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. For those unfamiliar, if I have my information correct, the rooms surround a zoo basically, so you could be sitting on your balcony and a giraffe could walk up and stick his face right in your room (OK maybe not that close, but you get the picture).
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We are staying in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. For those unfamiliar, if I have my information correct, the rooms surround a zoo basically, so you could be sitting on your balcony and a giraffe could walk up and stick his face right in your room (OK maybe not that close, but you get the picture).
Sounds awesome! Your daughter will love it!
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Get the Pal Mickey, its well worth it. Lots of tips on where and when to go places.

Get the Ultimate park hopper passes. That way you can go to any or all the parks any day. We found we liked to eat at the Hollywood and Vine in MGM (it is a buffet and has special kid food...including an ice cream buffet.)

I'm going to go read our travel diary and see if it sparks any more memories for me. I'm so envious! You are going to LOVE it.
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What is this Alix?

Yeah we got the park hopper pass and we also got the 3 sit down meals a day plan. Of course the first thing I did was look to see if I could find menus for all the restaurants

I am getting very excited. I can't wait to see Rachel's reaction once we get there.
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Apparently you can't buy them in Disney World anymore, but they will still work if you buy one on eBay and take it with you. Check allears Its expensive but worth it. The kids will love it too. Its interactive.
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Oh wow that is pretty wild.
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