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  • On Mar 5, 2023
    Karlee from SK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This is my first disney trip ever and I want to see Mickey Mouse and stay in a hotel room please?

    Welcome, Karlee! I'm so excited for you to experience the magic of Walt Disney World for the first time. I will never forget walking right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A., and being completely enthralled by the sights, sounds, and smells. I hope this magic becomes a core memory for you too. My clever fellow panelists, Elaine and Jonathon, recently made a wonderfully informative feature on first-time trips to Walt Disney World - you may find it super useful viewing!

    First up, Disney Resort hotels are the perfect place to relax and turn on vacation mode in that Floridan sunshine. You can choose from the most opulent Deluxe Polynesian Villa to a more budget-conscious (yet still enchanting) room at Disney's Art of Animation. There is something to suit all tastes and budgets. 

    You'll have many opportunities to meet Mickey Mouse and his friends. For example, you're sure to spot him at the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade or Mickey's Magical Friendship Faire, both located in Magic Kingdom Park. You could also choose to Meet Mickey at Town Square Theater at Magic Kingdom Park with the added bonus of being able to take a photo side-by-side with your best pal. Mickey also appears in EPCOT at the Magic Eye Theater. In Disney's Animal Kingdom, you can Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost with a photo opportunity with Mickey and Minnie at their exploration headquarters.

    If you're looking for a more leisurely way to meet Mickey, I recommend a meal at Chef Mickey's. Throughout your dining experience, you'll see Mickey Mouse and pals moving throughout the restaurant, waving hello as rollicking music fills the air. You could enjoy some picture-perfect moments with Mickey in his finest safari-ready outfit at Tusker House Restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom.

    I also highly recommend spotting Mickey at the wonderful Fantasmic! This larger-than-life show at Disney's Hollywood Studios is an open-air nighttime musical that centers around Mickey's dream. It features thrilling stunts and rousing music. Needless to say, you will not be short of wonderful moments with Mickey and many other beloved Disney characters at the Most Magical Place on Earth. 

    I do hope this information helps Karlee! Please pop back if we can help with anything else. I wish you many magical memories on what I am sure will become the first of many joyous trips to Walt Disney World, Louise.
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Meet the Panelist: Louise, United Kingdom

Welcome to planDisney! I'm happiest in perpetual planning mode for our next Walt Disney World trip - it's my chance to catch a bit of Disney magic in-between visits.

Walt Disney World provides the ultimate sense of escapism! I understand how much guests want to get out of their trip, especially when travelling internationally. Please let me help you prepare a 'practically perfect in every way' journey so you can be truly whisked away by Disney magic!

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