Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 10, 2012
    Bonnie from TX 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.

    This is our first trip to Disney with 2 kids (age 5 & 7) and we are staying 1 day at magic kingdom. Can you tell me stuff we should do.

    Hi, Bonnie!

    You can certainly fit in a LOT of magic in one day, so be ready for some fun! Start by packing a tote bag with snacks, refillable water bottles, hats, autograph books, rain ponchos etc. You want to be ready for anything!

    If possible, book a lunch at the Crystal Palace where you can dine with Pooh and his friends.  This is a great opportunity to meet some special Disney Pals, and also a nice mid-day break. 

    Plan to hit the "must-see" attractions such as it's a small world, Buzz Lightyear, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean.  Check your Times Guide when you enter the park for parade and fireworks schedules. 

    For a bit of a rest from the hustle and bustle of the day, enjoy some "tamer" attractions such as Carousel of Progress, Hall of Presidents, and Tomorrowland Transit Authority.  The lines for these attractions are usually short, and it will give you a few minutes to catch your breath!

    For dinner, try Cosmic Rays or Pinocchio Village Haus, and for a sweet treat, you simply must try a Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Bar!

    Pace yourself for a long day, and give your kids some much needed rest time during the day to keep the magic going the whole day long.  Good luck and have fun planning!

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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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