I was having dinner with my brother and his family the other night when my 12 year old nephew piped up and said to my brother, “Dad”, (yes, my brother is named Dad just like me, funny how that works) “do we plan vacations around where to eat?” Now there’s a kid that knows how the world works.
My brother just kinda smiled and mumbled something like, “sure, son.” I on the other hand shouted, “yessireebob”, (yes, we really talk that way in Oklahoma, even though I was in Florida at the time) “you should always plan all of your vacations around where you are going to eat.”
I’m sure you asking, is there a point to this, or has Dad gone of the deep end again? What do you mean by again… OK I’ll get on with it.
One of the most important elements of Disney World trip planning is selecting where to eat. Why? Because most of your activities for the day depend on where you eat. For example – if you want to eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom (good choice), you first have to get a reservation. That’s not easy.
See Dad’s Cinderella’s Royal Table page.
You also will want to plan to be in the Magic Kingdom the day you are going to CRT. Disney makes you think it’s easy to “park hop”, and as a general rule, it is. But it takes a lot of time. If you are in the Animal Kingdom it will take at least 30 minutes and can take up to an hour to get to the Magic Kingdom.
So, in Dad’s opinion, when you start designing your Disney World plan, you should start by mapping out where you want to eat.