Any suggestions on what the ...

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Any suggestions on what the ...
Wed, 09-10-2003 - 11:19am
best to do first , WE are staying at the Wilderness camgrounds from OCt. 28th-Nov. 11th./2003

My kids have never been there, I have a 13 year old DD, DS 11 and DS 6...There is so much to see...Any suggestions which to go to first..resort wise..We have all parks included wiht unlimit to all...I am open for anything...I know that my 6 year old would love to do what the other kids do. I just want to make this a memorable experience. We are already going to the Halloween Party..But the rest is up in air on which to do first and how many days we spend at each park??

Any suggestions would be wonderful!


and btw, this website is awesome,


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Wed, 09-10-2003 - 11:33am
Joyce, I'm sure you will get a zillion replies. You may want to read some of the trip reports. most outline specific experiences. AND if you haven't done this...and the trip is not a surprise, my kids love planning part of the trip themselves using a Dinsey for Kids guide book. Pay attention to your early entry days and also the best days in the parks as far as crowd levels...and then let your kids plan away!!

With that much time you can take everything at a very relaxed rate and do most everything!!

Have fun!


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Registered: 06-28-2001
Wed, 09-10-2003 - 1:22pm
Hi Joyce! I agree with Beth, especially since you have unlimited passes. We didn't so we had to pick and choose our days wisely and didn't go to any parks on our first day at all (so as not to waste a day's pass since it wasn't a full day).

You'll be so close to MK (just take a boat or bus over) that you might want to start there. Maybe make a PS (priority seating) for lunch or early dinner, depending on what time you arrive. There are so many options to choose from: lots of character meals both in the parks at various resorts. Check out for more info on those.

At Ft Wilderness, there is the Campfire Singalong Program (singalong with Chip & Dale and roast marshmallows and then watch 1 or 2 Disney movies; cost is free except for the food and stix for roasting stuff). There is also a free Petting Zoo at the campgrounds. And Ft Wilderness is home to the Hoop dee Doo Review (need a PS for that too). Also, check out the Trail's End Buffet at Ft Wilderness - great food with a great price!

You're also a walk (about 1 mile) or boat/bus ride away from the Wilderness Lodge which is a treat to visit in and of itself. We stayed here last May and it is just beautiful. Visit the geyser Ol' Faithful, I think it's called LOL and have a meal at the Whispering Canyons Cafe - no characters but lots of character! LOL It's a fun-filled restaurant with good food and the kids will be entertained! Make sure your little one participates in the Pony Express - she'll get a certificate!

wow! You're going to be there for 2 weeks? So you have plenty of time to see and do a lot! Enjoy the Halloween Party, but I also think I read somewhere that on halloween itself there are special activities at the BOardwalk, something to consider.

Have lots of fun planning - it's almost as fun as being there!


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Wed, 09-10-2003 - 1:30pm
you both are wonderful , I have looked up the book at barnes and nobles for kids in disney...I am so excited..ANd thankyou so much for the idea..

thanks :)