• On Oct 19, 2018
    Ericka from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    First time mom! We are planning a trip to Disney for 2 nights on our way through to visit family for Thanksgiving. We have a 2 year old daughter who loves Mickey and Minnie. Would love to stay in Disney resort. Recommendations?

    Hi Ericka,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to plan a first trip with your little one!

    The happy news is that your princess can waltz through a variety of Walt Disney World Resort Hotels for two magical days. If budget is a concern, I suggest that you consider a value or moderate resort hotel. I adore Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside. The Royal Guest Rooms at Disney's Port Orleans - Riverside might be perfect for your princess!

    Although I love any of the resort hotels, my family prefers deluxe and deluxe villa resort hotels. Our favorites are Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's BoardWalk Inn. Disney's Contemporary Resort is within walking distance to Magic Kingdom. Disney's Contemporary Resort Hotel and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort have access to the resort monorail that provides guests access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. When we stayed at Disney's BoardWalk Inn, we loved the easy walk to Epcot. The restaurants at these resort hotels are amazing. We always dine with our favorite characters at Chef Mickey's and we adore dinner during the Happily Ever Fireworks at 'Ohana.

    As you consider your resort hotel, I suggest that you book a vacation package with theme park tickets and a dining plan. With just two days, I would take her to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Our girls still stare in wonder at the animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom!

    Ericka, know that many princesses come dressed in their royal attire. When our girls were younger, we brought dresses and tiaras with us. Be sure to make dining reservations!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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