• On Oct 23, 2018
    Diana from IL 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 am only going to be at Disney for 1 full day. I have a 5 year old son who has been begging to go here. What would you suggest for only 1 day? Magic Kingdom? Or Hollywood studio? Any MUST see places, or MUST eat at places?

    Hi, Diana!

    I would definitely spend my one day at the Magic Kingdom theme park. It's a great combination of something old, something new, a great parade, and fireworks, too. 

    There are classic attractions, like Pirates of the Caribbean and "it's a small world" mixed with newer favorites, such as Under the Sea - Journey of the Little Mermaid. There is a great show that takes place a couple of times daily in the castle forecourt, and the Festival of Fantasy Parade, which gives you a street-side seat to a celebration of some of your all time favorite Disney stories.

    There are way too many attractions to list, but the whole night culminates with the Happily Ever After Fireworks Display. It's like the cherry on top of the sundae. 

    If you can score a reservation at The Crystal Palace, you'll enjoy an awesome buffet meal at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus, you'll see some of your most beloved characters from Winnie the Pooh. Or, for breakfast and dinner, hop on the monorail over to Disney's Contemporary Resort for a meal with the characters at Chef Mickey's.

    I hope you have a magical time with your son, Diana!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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