• On Aug 8, 2018
    Jessica from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, we are coming to Disney in a month with our kids 4 & 1. We only want to go into a park 1 day - which park should we go to, and what should we try to hit? What other dining and activities would you recommend for young kids? Thanks!

    Hi Jessica,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be so delighted to meet your little ones!

    One of my favorite resources is the Planning for Preschool & Little Ones Guide. If you are only planning to visit one park, I suggest that you visit Magic Kingdom. There are a number of attractions for little ones and, of course, they must see Cinderella Castle! Review the Attractions List for Magic Kingdom to see the height requirements for rides. Peter Pan's Flight, Mad Tea Party, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo the Flying Elephant and "it's a small world" are all attractions your children might enjoy.

    I also suggest that you do at least one character meal. We always do breakfast at The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom. Winnie the Pooh and friends greet guests at this celebration of Friendship Day. Just outside of the park at Disney's Contemporary Resort, you could also dine at Chef Mickey's to see Mickey Mouse and friends. On our last visit, Minnie Mouse stole the show! To get to Chef Mickey's, you can take the walking path from Magic Kingdom to Disney's Contemporary Resort or take the Resort Monorail. Be sure to make advanced dining reservations!

    Jessica, given the ages of your children, they may still need an afternoon nap or rest time. Feel free to use the Baby Care Center to take a break during the day or, if staying on property, go back to your resort hotel and take a nap. The Happily Ever After fireworks are stunning. If you can return to the park to see them, I definitely recommend it. Grab your spot at least an hour before the show!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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