• On Apr 29, 2016
    Krissy from WV Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello everyone. I need advice for our Disney trip. This is our first time and we will be going Dec 20th-27th of this year. I have three children, ages, 10,7,and 4. I want to make sure that they have a great time. Any recommendations?

    Hi Krissy,

    How wonderful to be taking your children on their first visit to Walt Disney World. You have picked a magical time of year to visit, when Walt Disney World will be decked out for the winter holidays.

    My first recommendation for you is to order and view the Walt Disney World planning DVD. You can have your whole family watch the video, and start to get an idea of what theme parks and attractions are the most interesting to them. I also recommend that you set up a My Disney Experience account. This will be helpful for you when you begin to pull together your resort and dining reservations. It is also how you will make your Disney FastPass+ selections. You are going to be visiting Walt Disney World during a very busy time of year. The combination of children being out of school and the magical time of year encourages many families to visit Walt Disney World. Therefore, making Disney FastPass+ selections, which will allow you to experience some attractions with shortened wait times, will be important. Before your trip, you can initially make three Disney FastPass+ selections per day, so perhaps you could allow each child to choose one for each day.

    One additional idea: consider going to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. It is a truly magical way to celebrate the winter holidays at Magic Kingdom.

    I would love to help you plan more Krissy; however, I am limited in the amount of space that I have to answer. Please do let us know if you have any further questions! 
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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