Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Nov 26, 2010
    Jonemarie from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Family of 4 will be arriving at 9am on Monday to the airport then catching the ME. Do we go to the hotel or straight to the park and which park should we go to first, second, last? Staying 5 days.

    Hi, JoneMarie!  Disney's Magical Express will take you from Orlando International Airport to the hotel at which you have chosen to stay.  You can check in, and if your room happens to be ready, they will give you your room number so you can freshen up and check out your home away from home!  If your room is not ready, fear not!  They will give you a key and a phone number that you can call later in the day to get your room number.  This way, you won't have to stop again at the front desk - you'll be all set.

    I love starting a vacation off with the Magic Kingdom, but it may depend on what your family is most interested in.  If you want a slower paced day, check out Disney's Animal Kingdom first.  EPCOT and Magic Kingdom are easily full day parks for my family, so if we've had an early morning flight, we'll sometimes save them until the day after we arrive, so we have time to rest up.

    Another option is to end with the Magic Kingdom, because it is usually the highlight of our vacation.  The only bad thing about ending there is that you don't have the option to go back another day if you want!

    Have a wonderful vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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