• On Jun 21, 2017
    Cassandra from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Our family is planning our first trip to WDW is September. What are a few of the must do's while we are there? Our children will be 6, 5, & 2. Thank you.

    Hi Cassandra,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Mickey and Minnie Mouse just danced when they heard you are planning your first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    First, I hope you have already booked your vacation package with resort hotel and theme park tickets. My family has stayed at moderate, deluxe and deluxe villa resorts. The moderate resorts are typically more affordable while the deluxe and deluxe villa resorts have more amenities.

    Be sure to create a My Disney Experience Account. Once you do so, you can link your resort hotel, dining and Fast Pass+ reservations. If staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, you can book your Fast Pass+ selections 60 days in advance. My Disney Experience is my favorite planning tool of all time!

    Given your children's ages, you will definitely want to make dining reservations for a few character meals. My girls love getting photos and autographs with the characters. For character meals, I suggest Cinderella's Royal Table, Chef Mickey's, The Crystal Palace, and Hollywood & Vine.

    For your little ones, I suggest you review the Planning Guide for Pre-School Kids and Little Ones. It will give you a list of attractions that your children might enjoy. I suggest Peter Pan's Flight, the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Tomorrowland Speedway, Toy Story Mania!, Na'vi River Journey, and Kilimanjaro Safari's.

    Cassandra, I am sending pixie dust to help you plan!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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