Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 19, 2015
    Emily from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are coming to Disney in July. I am bringing my 9 year old son for the first time. One day at all parks except Magic Kingdom - doing two! What activities/restaurants ect do we NOT want to miss out on?? I am a little overwhelmed! ha!

    Hi Emily,

    A first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is such a special experience! You must be so excited! I understand how you are feeling; there's so much to see and do that it can be very overwhelming when it comes to planning. Here are my top picks for you and your son:

    ~ Magic Kingdom Park:
    Attractions: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
    Dining: The Crystal Palace, Pinocchio's Village Haus, and Aloha Isle. (you don't want to miss trying the popular Dole Whip at Aloha Isle)

    ~ Epcot:
    Attractions: Test Track Presented By Chevrolet, Soarin', and Innoventions East and West.
    Dining: Coral Reef Restaurant, La Hacienda de San Angel, and Via Napoli. 

    ~ Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    Attractions: Star Tours - The Adventure Continues, Toy Story Midway Mania!, and Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. 
    Dining: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Pizza Planet Arcade, and Toluca Legs Turkey Co. 

    ~ Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park
    Attractions: Kilimanjaro Safaris, Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, DINOSAUR, and Festival of the Lion King. 
    Dining: Pizzafari, Flame Tree Barbeque, and Yak and Yeti Restaurant. 

    Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended for most of my Dining suggestions. Be sure to make FastPass+ selections in advance for attractions where available. I hope this information helps!

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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