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  • On May 13, 2024
    Srishti from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We are a family of 4 (18 - 53 years), traveling to Disney, Orlando for the first time, between June 1-4. We have never been to any of the Disney parks before and would appreciate help planning, to make the best of our visit and make good memories.

    Oh, boy! Oh, boy! I am so glad to meet you, Srishti, as you plan your first visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

    Walt Dinsey World Resort has four theme parks: Magic Kingdom ParkEPCOTDisney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Each theme park has its own personality, with unique attractions, shows and restaurants. 

    First things first: download the My Disney Experience App. It is a great companion to help you navigate the parks. Genie is a complimentary service that helps plan your day based on your priorities. You can also purchase Genie+ for Lightning Lane entry to many attractions, saving you time in line. 

    Magic Kingdom Park is the quintessential Disney experience. This theme park is home to Cinderella Castle, "it's a small world," Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Mad Tea Party, Space Mountain and so many more. If you are looking for table service dining, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen and Liberty Tree Tavern are two of our family favorites. With your trip so close, you can make reservations for these or any other restaurants that require reservations. If you want meals on the go, there are several quick-service restaurants as well. My favorite at Magic Kingdom is Columbia Harbor House. 

    EPCOT celebrates the wonders of the world. Classic attractions here include Spaceship Earth and the countries around the World Showcase. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the newest attraction here and it is absolutely amazing! To enjoy this attraction, you will need to get a Virtual Queue. EPCOT has so many fabulous dining options, catered to every taste. 

    The Lights! Camera! Action! of Hollywood Studios celebrates movies and storytelling. Here, you can feel what it's like to be a toy in Toy Story Land and to go to the edges of the universe in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. For a look into the bright lights, be sure to catch Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

    Animal Kingdom celebrates nature and beauty around the world. You will take so many pictures on Kilimanjaro Safaris as you spot giraffes, zebras, lions and other gorgeous creatures while a guide teaches you about them and the importance of conservation. The Festival of the Lion King is not to be missed. You'll be tumbling over this live performance inspired by the movie.

    These are just a few of my thoughts to help get you started on your planning for your trip. If you have any specific questions or want more advice, please come back to planDisney!

    Thinking of the Happiest Things, 
    Jana

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Meet the Panelist: Jana, Georgia

Hi, everyone! I’m Jana, a Disney-loving wife and mom from Atlanta. My boys (my husband and sons) are the greatest joys in my life. We have so many magical memories from our vacations at Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line. I welcome the chance to share my knowledge and advice in helping you plan your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth. Learn More About Jana

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