• On May 16, 2014
    Sara from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! My family and I will be visiting WDW this June for the first time. It is also my daughter's 7th birthday! Do you have any suggestions for us? I feel like I'm not prepared at all with Disney being so large. We are getting the 4 day park hopper. Thanks!!

    Hi there, Sara!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! We're glad you've stopped by! It sounds like your daughter is in for a very magical birthday celebration this year!

    The first thing you'll want to do is stop into Guest Services and pick up a free Happy Birthday button. Your daughter can wear that button throughout your vacation and she'll get lots of birthday wishes from Cast Members as you and your family are touring the Parks.

    I'm not sure if you've made Advanced Dining Reservations at any of the fabulous restaurants located within the Parks and Resorts, but I highly recommend doing that. There are lots of restaurants that have Character meals and they are themed differently with different Disney Characters in attendance for photographs and signing autographs. If your daughter has some favorites, it might be a fun surprise to try to get a reservation at one or two of them during your vacation.

    Since you've got Park Hopper tickets, you could spend mornings at one of the Theme Parks and go back to your Resort for a mid-day break, then return to another Theme Park in the evening. Also, don't forget to take advantage of using FastPass+, this will save you time in line. Take a look at where you'll find a Transportation Wizard for using the Complimentary Resort Transportation. It's a fantastic tool and it's also available as a smartphone app.

    I'm just about out of room for this answer, but I hope this gets you off to a great start. Please write back in if we can help with any other questions you have!

    Wishing you and your family a Pixie Dusted vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, Florida

Hi! I'm Jackie, mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl! I've traveled to Disney Parks with toddlers, grandparents, and everything in between and I'm excited to help you plan your Pixie Dusted vacation! So, go ahead, ask me a question or two! Learn More About Jackie

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