Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 24, 2010
    E Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I r going to be planning a trip this april/may This will be r first time, I was wondering where is a good place to stay, what parks r good for 8yr and 3 yr? is there any must do's, shows to see I heard about daily parade? all info b great

    Hi and welcome to the Moms Panel! The first family vacation to Walt Disney World is very special!

     Where you stay depends on a couple of factors, primarily what your budget is (there are Value, Moderate, and Deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World Resort) and how many are in your family, as some resort rooms can only sleep up to four guests plus a child under three.

    As for parks, my opinion is that Magic Kingdom is a must and great for all ages. Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot, each have their appeal and are easily enjoyable for the kids in my family, too.

    There are parades and at some parks there are fireworks, too. To get you started on finding those for the dates/parks you might be attending, check out the Calender available on the Disney World website, as I explained to another guest in another question here.

     I'd love to help you sort through all the info you might find helpful, but in the space allotted I can only write so much! Please feel free to write follow up questions so we can help you!
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Meet the Panelist: Maria, Florida

I am a Mom of two boys, and I love enjoying the Walt Disney World magic with my family. Helping others with their trip is something I hold dear because I know I'm helping families create some of their most cherished memories while at Walt Disney World. Learn More About Maria

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