Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 11, 2008
    Kellye from LA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! We will be arriving in Disney on January 28th, and I am torn on how to spend our first day. This is my 2 girls, ages 4 and 7, first trip so we really want it to be special. Our flights lands at 2:10pm...any suggestions?

    This would be my strategy ...

     By the time you get your bags, get to the hotel, check in, etc. It will be nearly dinner time. Rather than using up a day of your park tickets for just a few hurried rides, I would plan a character meal for your first night. Chef Mickey's was a big hit with my girls when they were 4 and 7. The character meal will get them in the Disney spirit. And after your meal you can get the kids into bed at a reasonable hour. This is also good if they (and you) will be tired after a day of traveling. Then, when you wake up you will be refreshed and ready to hit the Magic Kingdom early. I'm sure your girls will squeal when they get their first glimpse of Cinderella Castle.

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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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