• On Oct 31, 2016
    Craig from ON 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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    For first time at Disney with family of four (kids 7 and 9) and only there 4 days, what priority would you place in parks visited?

    Hello Craig,

    I am excited to hear that you are planning your first visit to Walt Disney World. A little careful planning helps ease the stress. One thing I always tell my friends who are first time Walt Disney World travelers is that you cannot possibly see everything. So, have each person in your travel party choose three must-do attractions or dining and plan around those. That way you ensure that those are covered and everything else is extra magic.

    While everyone here on the Disney Parks Moms Panel has differing favorites and opinions, here are my recommendations for which parks to prioritize. I currently have a 12, 9, and 6 year old and their favorite park (and mine) is Magic Kingdom. It has something for everyone including a few thrill rides, nostalgic classics, and, in my opinion, is the quintessential park when I think of Walt Disney World. Epcot is my second favorite park, but many guests with kids feel that it does not have enough for kids in the World Showcase. But, with activities like the Kidcot Fun Stops and Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure, the kids are sure to feel entertained even though there are not as many "rides" in World Showcase. My family usually splits a day between Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but again that is our choice. 

    Take a look at the video attached about planning around your top priorities for more tips from another Disney Parks Moms Panel. I hope you have a magical first time visit and you leave wanting to come back time and time again. 

    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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