Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Oct 22, 2013
    Diana from ON 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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    We are so excited...we are going to Disney for the first time Dec12-19. Two kids, Boy Age 5, Girl age 3 - what are the "must-do's" and "must-see's" for our first trip? Are there special events during this time? Dining? Any tips are gr

    Hi Diana!

    Congratulations on your Family's First Visit to Walt Disney World!
    Your young family is at a perfect age for a first visit. Each of the four parks have attractions and shows you'll find are perfectly suited to enjoy as a family. I'll list a few of my 'favourite must-do' attractions for youngsters like yours.

    Magic Kingdom
    ~ Fantasyland is full of old and new 'classic' attractions you'll all enjoy together
    ~ Be sure to build in time for the parades (afternoon and evening) as well as the Wishes fireworks and Castle stage shows

    Hollywood Studios
    ~ Animation Courtyard is home to attractions that will thrill your little ones such as Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
    ~ Great shows include Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage and the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

    ~ The Seas with Nemo & Friends is the perfect place to start your day
    ~ Be sure to visit Kidcot Fun Stops all 'around the world' as you travel the World Showcase Lagoon

    Animal Kingdom
    ~ Kilimanjaro Safaris is the perfect way to begin the day
    ~ Finding Nemo-The Musical is a fabulous live stage performance sure to please the whole family

    During the time of your visit, consider planning to spend an evening at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. With a special fireworks presentation, a feature parade, character meet & greets around the park and so much more, it's the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience app to begin exploring.
    As you plan and think of additional questions, please don't hesitate to write me back.
    I'd love to hear from you again Diana!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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