New, TONS of questions...please HELP :)

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  1. angela25

    angela25 Earning My Ears

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    Hello! We are just 3 months away from our big disney world family vacation! We rented a house 10 minutes from Disney, We have our 4 day park hopper passes and plan on taking a day to spend at Clearwater beach & taking a day to relax at the house (private pool) and have a BBQ. My questions are all Disney World related, here is a list of what I am looking to get mor info on:

    -best character dining for family ranging in ages 2-75

    -& when you reserve a character dining, do you have to pay in advance?

    -what can.should we bring into the park with us

    -MUST see attractions/rides

    -Any Easter tips (we will be there for Easter)

    -What do most little girls (ages 5 & 2) where to disney?

    -Temp end of March/early April

    -Fast Pass/ Character meeting tips

    -ANY OTHER suggestions/tips you can give me are greatly appreciated!

    THANK YOU :)
     
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  3. janjandis

    janjandis DIS Veteran

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    Hope this helps!
     
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  5. MrRomance

    MrRomance Planning and Plotting

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    Hi,

    Before I answer the questions about character meals, I would like to say that it is really important to book in advance. Character meals particularly are fully booked long before you travel (some are booked out 180 days before departure) so you really should get your reservation in ASAP.

    The best character meal is largely a matter of opinion and who is in your party. Cinderella's Royal Table is great, but if you have boys, not so good. Hollywood & Vine is cute if you have little ones, not so good for older kids. It's all about the people in the party. My personal favourite which is somewhat neutral is Crystal Palace (Winnie The Pooh Characters). It's a buffet, the food has always been good and the character interactions are great too.

    When you make a reservation or ADR, you give your credit card details to hold the reservation but you don't pay the full amount until the day. If you don't show up they take the deposit.

    A good rule of thumb in the parks is take as little as you can get away with. You don't want to be carrying bags if you don't have to. It's not always possible to travel light especially if you have a little one that needs diapers etc.

    We went at Easter but it was quite a few years ago. Temperature when we were there at Easter was 75 - 80.

    Must see rides will depend on your party again and whether or not they are thrill seekers.

    Make good use of FP. Especially for rides such as Toy Story Mania, Expedition Everest, The Mountains and Test Track.
     
  6. Metro West

    Metro West Nothing to see here...move along.

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    Welcome!
     
  7. SLamott1973

    SLamott1973 Mouseketeer

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    Easter week will be very warm and crowded look for Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny at MK near city hall at the front of the park! Make sure to take breaks and just enjoy the little moments.
    I have boys but love seeing all the little girls dressed as their favorite princess..adorable! Youngest has a " bucket hat" for his wdw pins and for sun protection find one with the strap so if they take it off their head they can just wear it instead of you carrying it.

    We've been to about all the character breakfasts with my 6 year old our favorites are chef Mickey's, Ohana, crystal palace, Cinderella royal table, cape may cafe
     
  8. SkipperJ

    SkipperJ Earning My Ears

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    I know this wasn't one of your questions, but if you have time while you're in Clearwater Beach you should check out the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. If you've seen the movie Dolphin Tale, this is where Winter lives and you can go see her. Also if you're interested in marine life at all, they are a fully functioning marine rescue and rehabilitation hospital. The facility itself is fairly small. You can just about everything in about 2 or 3 hours.
     

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