Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On May 26, 2012
    Kaylee from CO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've just booked our trip for September 18 - 25 for my husband, daughter (2.5 yrs) and I. This is a first trip for both my husband and our daughter; what do you suggest we do that's a 'can't miss'? It's been a while and I don't want to overlook anything.

    Hi Kaylee!

    It's fun planning a first trip to Walt Disney World.  You are staying for a nice length; I suggest visiting all of the theme parks.  As you know from being there before, you daughter will be able to enjoy most of the attractions in all of the parks.  That said, however, most young children enjoy Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom the best.

    Epcot has a reputation for not necessarily being kid friendly, but I definitely suggest going.  A very young child will probably have fun everywhere in Walt Disney World; it is been my experience that older children are the ones that sometimes get bored.  When my youngest son was that age, he absolutely loved the Seas with Nemo and Friends in Epcot the best.

    Be sure to make a reservation for a Character Dining Experience.  I suggest one of the following:
    • Chef Mickey's in the Magic Kingdom
    • Cinderella's Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom
    • 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian
    • Garden Grill in Epcot
    • Princess Storybook Dining in Norway in Epcot
    By the way, I suggest picking up the book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors as it is full of information but is not overwhelming.  It is also a beautiful book full of color photographs.  It will give you a good idea of everything there is to do at Walt Disney World. 

    Our responses are limited in length, but I would be happy to help more.  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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