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  • On Jan 10, 2016
    Lupita from AZ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What are the best places to visit for our first time visit in the winter break? My husband and I want to plan a family vacation with our three kids, two our boys birthdays is the week we plan to go for the first time for all five of us.

    Hi Lupita,

    A first family trip to Walt Disney World with two birthdays to celebrate, over the winter holiday, sounds amazing! Let me offer you some early tips on planning for this wonderful experience.

    I think that the first thing that you should consider is where to stay. Especially during such a busy time of year, I recommend staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel. This will keep you closer to all of the theme parks, and give you perks such as access to Extra Magic Hours, which can be very important during busy times of year. You can explore all of the Walt Disney World resort hotels to consider which is right for you based on factors such as size, budget, and location. A couple of recommendations that I would make for you are Disney's Contemporary Resort, which is in walking distance of Magic Kingdom, and the family suites at Disney's Art of Animation, which include a kitchenette and two bathrooms.

    You will be visiting at a very busy, and also very magical, time of year. This means that it is important to set yourself up with a My Disney Experience account so that you can make Disney's FastPass+ selections to ensure that you can experience some attractions with little wait.

    As for the best places to visit, you will be at Walt Disney World when the magic of the holiday season is in full swing! I would suggest that you spend time at Magic Kingdom, which will be decked out in winter holiday splendor. Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom are also festive at this time of year. Which you visit and for how long will depend on the interests of your family.

    Lupita, I would love to help you plan your vacation more; however, I am limited in the space that I have to answer. Please do let me know if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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