• On Mar 2, 2017
    Angel 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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    Hi this will be our first time as a family coming to Disney world. Our kids first time. Need some park & activities suggestions for a 17 month old & a 3 year?

    Hi Angel!

    It's wonderful to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel and allowing me to share some of my favorite toddler planning tips for your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation. You are going to have an incredible trip, overflowing with endless magic.

    My little ones are also pretty close in age. I clearly remember not only their first trips, but also how fun it was exploring Walt Disney World Resort with toddlers. There are so many rides, attractions and experiences catered perfectly to their age. One of my favorite memories is the uncontrollable giggles
    on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin. I'm not sure why it was so hilarious, but each time we'd pass the "spitting camel" we'd all duck and they'd just burst into laughter. By the end of the ride I was in tears from laughing so hard and it's definitely a Disney memory they might not always remember, but I'll never forget. They also really liked "it's a small world," The Seas with Nemo & Friends and Kilimanjaro Safaris. 

    Speaking of memories, I love Disney's PhotoPass Service because it makes sure that all of us are in at least a few of the pictures together. Unlimited photos for just one price means we have the freedom to capture and save as many memories as we can during our visit.

    Last, but not least, one of our favorite first trip experiences was always a first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street, U.S.A.. It's a great memory, affordable and you'll even get a fun souvenir.

    I'm out of room, Angel, but should you have any other questions or need more recommendations, you know where to find me!

    Magical Wishes,


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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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