Where do I start? Leaving in 17 days

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  1. chrisnsteph1022

    chrisnsteph1022 Earning My Ears

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    We've had this trip booked for several months, but haven't done any actual planning. We're staying outside the park at Bonnet Creek Resort (we own with Wyndham). Our kids are 5 and 6 and this is the first trip for all 4 of us. Our son has mild autism and anxiety, but I don't think he'll need special accommodations. However, I have a disability and will need a wheelchair or ECV. I've been browsing the disabilities forum and it's been very helpful.

    As far as the trip, where do we start? Should we buy park tickets ahead of time? Or is it too late for that? We will be there 4 full days (including Thanksgiving Day) and want to go to MK and AK. I've heard you can do AK in one day, but may need 2 days for MK. We want at least one day to relax at the resort. What's the best way to buy tickets?

    Oh, and we were told by a friend that we should do Breakfast with Mickey (I think?). How do we do that? Is that in MK? Most of our meals will be in the condo. Can we pack a lunch and bring it into the resorts?

    I've also heard the little girls wear princess dresses, which my daughter would love to do, but how does that work with the rides? Do they get in the way? Anything we should definitely make sure we do, or anything to avoid? I know we waited way too late to start thinking about all this. It just snuck up on us.
     
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  3. Metro West

    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  4. married2mm

    married2mm DIS Veteran

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    before our first trip, we literally did no planning aside from booking flights, tickets and accommodation. it did not spoil our experience in anyway-we loved it all. we went in the summer and were surprised by the rain, but then it quickly stopped. we now have ponchos! just relax, enjoy yourselves, have a mini plan but be prepared to be flexible and have a super time! :)
     
  5. 4Boys2Disney

    4Boys2Disney Earning My Ears

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    Welcome! We are leaving soon as well! Excited for your family. :)
     
  6. codimouse

    codimouse Over 45 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    Welcome! We leave in 17 days too!!

    My DD9 has mild autism but we do get her a FAC for those just in case moments.

    I am buying tickets from Maple Leaf tickets and having them delivered to our condo. They are always so nice. It's just one thing I want to get out of the way.

    Have fun!!

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  7. codimouse

    codimouse Over 45 Trips to Disney from San Antonio, Tx!

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    As for for Breakfast with Mickey keep trying for a reservation. I snagged a chef Mickey reservation for 5 of us last month.

    I hear it will be a busy week but won't let that stop us from having fun.

    Sandi; sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     

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