Hi all, I've been following this forum for a few weeks now and finally got around to joining. Our family is going to Orlando on 11/15 for nine days. We're going for a conference and of course pleasure. I have never been to WDW and have been doing a lot of planning. As a newbie to the parks I thought I throw out what are plans are and get any feedback that may improve our experience. Since this is partially a work related trip and we're meeting friends at different times throughout our trip we're having to be flexible with our plans. As it stands now we're going to Animal Kingdom on Sunday 11/16, Magic Kingdom on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday is a rest day and to do anything local we want. Thursday through Saturday is our conference, which I will only attend one day but my wife will go for all three days. So my daughter and I are open to another park on Thursday and may go with other friends arriving the day before. Finally, on Sunday, the day before we leave will be Epcot. I'm hoping our 10 year old will be able to handle all the walking, especially those first 3 days. She complains a lot when we walk to dogs for an hour on the weekends. We are all bringing new running shoes, which should be comfortable. I bought her a small super lightweight backpack and I will be bringing my CamelBak. Aside from the water, I wanted something to keep misc. small items in. I will also be bringing my GoPro and hope to get some great shots on rides. So here are some questions I have. First off, how much cash should we bring? Assuming most places take credit cards, how necessary is cash. Also, I was able to do our Fast Passses at the 30-day mark for each date as they came available. However, I wasn't able to do one for the Seven Dwarfs ride. Is that because those staying at the resorts took all the FP's 60-days in advance? Do you think any will come available for that ride the days leading up to it or on that day? Otherwise, we're planning on hitting that ride first thing Tuesday morning. Some of the friends we're meeting their are staying at Swan Inn and Dolphin. We're all planning on going to Animal Kingdom together. Will we be able to park at their hotel and take the tram to the amusement park with them? We're staying at a non-Disney property. These are some of the questions I have off the top of my head. I'll probably have more soon. Hopefully, I can get some insight from the pros on how to make our experience better.