• On Feb 26, 2016
    Sandra from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My daughter & I are am bringing my 4 yr old g-grand daughter 04/04/16 .This is our 1st visit .We only have 2 days we can spend at Disney world. I am thinking Magic Kingdom both days? Can someone suggest How can we maximize our visit

    Hi Sandra! There is nothing more exciting then bringing your grandchildren to Walt Disney World for the first time. Seeing their reactions and smiles to all that they experience is a memory that is unforgettable.

    Although each of the Disney parks has many wonderful things for young children to enjoy, I agree for your two days sticking to the Magic Kingdom is a good idea. When families plan on spending the entire day from opening to closing you can experience one park in one day. But with a four year old that would be hard on her to be on the go for that length of time.

    I do suggest you arrive early so you can find the smallest lines to some of the attractions. By mid morning the crowds will start to be greater. It pays to get up early and even have breakfast somewhere in the park. If you are really ambitious you can aim for a breakfast reservation that is before the park opens and then walk down Main Street when no one else is there on your way to the restaurant. Those pictures are priceless.

    Make sure you make your FastPass times as soon as you can which is 60 days for resort guests and 30 days for all others who have tickets linked. Use these for all the popular attractions where the lines will be the longest such as Peter Pan, Winnie the Pooh, Jungle Cruise, and Pirates among others. It will be hard to just pick three each day but once you have used your third one you can head to a FastPass Kiosk and get another. Make sure you also get some dining reservations.

    I also suggest you use a FastPass for a parade on one of the days. I don't find the fireworks as important as you have many options in the park for viewing this great show.

    With a four year old I suggest you also take afternoon breaks and head back to your hotel for naps or pool time. Then on one of the nights make sure you are back for the evening parades and fireworks. It will be two full days but definitely worth every minute of your tired feet!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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