Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 30, 2009
    Binh from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    First time travelers with three children, ages 1.5 to 17.  8/27-8/31. Movies Resort and with only base tickets to the park.  What do you recommend to maximize our stay?  Thank you.

    Hi, Binh!   A first visit to WDW is so magical!   You have such a fun vacation waiting for you!    Here are some tips to make the most of your vacation:

    -Get to the parks early.   This is the least busy time of the day and also the coolest!     Take advantage of the mornings.

    -Take a mid-day break.   Everyone will benefit from a nap, quick swim, or just a cool hotel room!

    -Make Advance Dining Reservations on-line or by calling (407)WDW-DINE.   Restaurants fill up quickly, so plan ahead, especially for character dining.

    -Pack some items from home:  refillable sports bottles, rain ponchos, autograph books, and pens.   These are all items you can bring along to save some money in the parks.

    -Bring along a roomy bag that is comfortable to carry around.   Fill it with sunscreen, camera, hats or visors, snacks, and a change of clothes for the little ones.   Plan to bring this bag to the parks each day.

    -If possible, bring a stroller from home for your little one.   Strollers are available for rent, but they are pricey, so bring your own to save some money.

    -Locate the Baby Care Center at each park.   These are great for diaper changes and for feeding your 1  year old.

    -Remind the cast member at check-in that you will need a pack and play.  These are available free of charge.

    -Pick-up your First Visit button at Guest Services.  They are free and a great reminder of your first trip!

    -Have fun!   Plan a few "must see" attractions and restaurants and have fun exploring WDW!   Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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