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  • On Oct 16, 2012
    Britta from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    This will be my first family vacation to Disney world with our 4 yr old Daughter. We will be there for 4 days and 3 nights.I want to make the most of our trip.Which parks should we attend first and what is the best suggested dining plan?Will be there 12/13

    Hi Britta!

    Congratulations on your first family vacation to Walt Disney World!  I am wishing you all a very happy time together in this special place.

    I would recommend that you go to the Magic Kingdom first.  In fact, you can't go wrong if you chose to spend all four days there, especially with a 4 year old!  And, to top it off, they just opened the amazing New Fantasyland area, which is full of amazing things to see, do, and explore. 

    If you do decide to visit another Park, I would recommend Disney's Hollywood Studios second.  There are some wonderful attractions there for the young ones, such as Toy Story Mania!, Disney Junior-Live on Stage!, Muppet Vision 3-D, and the Voyage of the Little Mermaid.

    I suggest you plan your days so that you have a break time in the early afternoon, which is usually the most crowded and hottest part of the day, not to mention the time of day when my 4 year old tends to need a nap!  If you are staying in a Disney Resort, head back for naps or a dip in the pool before heading back to a Park or dinner.

    As for a Disney Dining Plan suggestion, I would suggest that you read over the different plans on the link I just posted and choose one according to your family's style of eating.  Do you prefer Table Service meals every day?  Once a day?  Twice a day?  Or, is Quick Service enough to satisfy?  Our family usually chooses the basic Dining Plan, which allows for one Quick Service, one Table Service, and one Snack to be used at our discretion throughout our stay.  If you wish to attend a Character Dining experience, make sure to make your Advanced Dining Reservation up to 180 days in advance (407) WDW-DINE.

    Have a wonderful time!
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Meet the Panelist: Teronya, Tennessee

I'm Teronya from Tennessee, but friends call me "Tron!" From experience with Disney Vacation Club, Disney Dining, special diets, Grand Gatherings and more, it would be an honor to help you create your own Walt Disney World vacation magical memories! Learn More About Teronya

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