Mom And Son On Run
  • On Mar 29, 2010
    Saji Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This will be my family's 1st time to Disney. We will be there for 7 days. I don't know where to begin. I have a 13 year old daughter and 6 year old son -what are the must do's on our first trip?

    Hi Saji!

    Several Walt Disney World Mom Panelists answered a question about planning a first trip and you can read their advice here.

    I also suggest ordering the free planning DVD.  You can watch it with your children to see what peaks their interest.  I also recommend that first time visitors pick up a good tour book on  Walt Disney World.  My favorite for first time visitors is  "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book that has won many awards.  It's also a very beautiful tour book full of color photographs.  Another good book with lots of pictures is the "Color Companion to Walt Disney World" by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa.

    A common mistake made by first time visitors is not making dining reservations.  Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) can be made up to 180 days in advance and many Walt Disney World restaurants book up very quickly.  ADRs can be made by calling (407) WDW-DINE or online here.

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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