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  • On Feb 10, 2011
    Jennifer from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Want to take daughter to Magic Kingdom soon. She is 2 1/2. Is there things there that she would enjoy or a waste of time until she is older? What she we absolutely go to when we are there for her to enjoy?

    Hi Jennifer:

    I'm a parent of two boys, ages 5 and 3, who have been traveling to Walt Disney World since they were infants. In my opinion, your daughter is at a perfect age to visit the Magic Kingdom. She will likely enjoy the experience, and you will remember it always, and can capture parts of the trip through pictures and video that you can keep a lifetime. I would love to share some of my family's must-dos for our visit to the Magic Kingdom. Your family may have different tastes, but hopefully these recommendations will be a good start to planning your trip.

    While only a portion of the many Magic Kingdom attractions, our family always enjoys it's a small world, Jungle Cruise, Mickey's PhilharMagic, Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Pirate's of the Caribbean, Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, and Monster's, Inc. Laugh Floor. Of course, every family is different, and to have a successful trip, you will have to take your daughter's likes, dislikes, and comfort-level into account.

    As you enter the park, pick up a Times Guide for parades and show schedules throughout the day. Also have a look at Disney's in-depth planning page for traveling to Walt Disney World with younger children.

    You also can't go wrong with a character meal at Cinderella's Royal Table.

    My best advice is to relax, follow your daughter's pace, and enjoy.
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Meet the Panelist: Jonas, New York

I am a family man and huge Disney fan raising two awesome and rambunctious boys.  As Disney Vacation Club members, we travel to Walt Disney World often. Learn More About Jonas

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