Right let's start at the beginning (it's a very good place to start) I go to to dlp every year but this year is a first as I'm taking my 7 year old niece to DLP (and husband, brother, mum and dad Dec 21st) Our plane lands at CDG at 19.40 so I estimate by the time we have cleared everything and based on transport times and timings we should be at the park by 9pm (that just jinxed that) to check in to Sequoia Lodge (hoorah!) Last year this is exactly how it worked same times the lot, but it was 4 adults (me & OH plus my parent) so off we headed - chose Annettes ate late (9.30) went to bed late (11.45 and we all shared a room so genuinely giggled like excited children and kept ourselves up, plus could see castle from room so kept periodically having to check on it...lets say 2am!!!) got up stoopidly early (6.30..c'mon you have all seen the advert "but I'm soo excited"). Which is fine when your ages are 26-66. However have to bear in mind this year we will have one (hopefully) excited 7 year old with us. (She doesn't know she's going yet not telling her till we get there) but don't know what to do!!! never taken a child before and have no idea how they cope, i mean us adults can get up at 6am and be out doing stuff till midnight then do it all again the next day....7 year olds can't-or does disney give them extra energy??? I thought of booking Cafe Mickey as a suprise for that first night a table at 9.30pm which would give us plenty of time to get there should there be delays, but I'm also mindful of the hour we have lost crossing the channel.. with a 7 year old who's bed time is about 8-8.30pm. Will we be finished by 10.30??? if meal booked at cafe mickey (her bodyclock will say it's 9.30 which isn't too bad...) but will she honestly be able to get up for 7am breakfast next day?? (want to get the EMH in!) Other thoughts are Rainforest cafe but know what the line is like and you can't reserve; same also with Annettes which puts dinner even later. heeeelp i have no idea how to work that first night so i don't kill her for the next three days!!!