Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jan 21, 2009
    Christy from MS 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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    I have a 3 day pass and am taking 6 children ages 5-16. Where do you suggest we go first? I heard magic kingdom was the best but was told not to go there the first day because the kids would expect it at every park. Is that true?


    Great question! I would disagree with the nay-sayers that say that the Magic Kingdom sets the bar too high for the other parks! Here is my opinion;

    1. I think the Magic Kingdom should always be your first stop on a first trip to Walt Disney World. It is the original park here, and that walk down Main Street where you can see the castle is a "Must Do!" that really starts a vacation off perfectly!
    2. The other parks are different enough that they should offer a unique set of fun for your group, even if they are not 'the big park'. Personally I have as much fun at the other parks as I do at the Magic Kingdom, and I think you will too!
    3. Make sure that you plan out some fun for not only the 5 year old, but for the 16 year old too. Everyone has more fun when everyone is having fun!

    I hope that this helps. If you need more specific suggestions, feel free to ask me directly by going to my bio page.

    Have a magical vacation!




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