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  • On Jun 9, 2009
    Natasha from TX 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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    First time to Disney World Resort in Florida. What are the " Must things to Do?" and what theme park should I visit first?

    Tough question Natasha!  There are so many "must things to do" at Walt Disney World and its hard to narrow them down but I will try to at least give you a few ideas.

    I suggest you try to get to all four parks during your visit.  It doesn't matter which park you begin with but many start with the Magic Kingdom since it is what started the magic!  So your first "must do" is to see the castle!  Try to view the parades and fireworks show as well as they are magnificent.  If you like the roller coasters then this park boasts Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain (down for rehab right now), and Splash Mountain.

    EPCOT has many great things to see and do including Spaceship Earth which will greet you as you enter.   Popular attractions include Soarin, Test Track, and Mission Space.  The American Adventure is an excellent show in the World Showcase.  My favorite of all Disney night-time shows is Illuminations and it is the absolute "must see" for me on every trip!

    Animal Kingdom's most popular attractions and shows include the Kilimanjaro Safari, The Festival of the Lion King, and Expedition Everest!

    Some "musts" at Hollywood Studios include the new Toy Story Mania, Rock n Roller Coaster, and Tower of Terror. Fantasmic is the night show here and you will need to check the calendar to see what nights this will happen as it is not daily.

    There is so much more including some great recreation such as the Sea Raycer boats you can rent, horseback riding, fishing, para sailing, and golf.  You can spend many days here and never run out of things to see and do!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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