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  • On Nov 1, 2014
    Annette from NY 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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    This is our first trip to disney! we have a 6 year old son and 2 1/2 yr daughter...any suggestions for must dos? any other tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Hi Annette!

    Congratulations on your upcoming first visit this summer!  Your family is going to have such a magical time vacationing at the Walt Disney World Resort. 

    There are so many wonderful things to see and do and experience and eat...oh my, it would take me a long time to answer all of my favorites, but I can give you a few tips and pointers for your first visit.  First, I definitely recommend a double stroller.  Although I am sure your 6-year-old may be long past the "stroller days" at home, Walt Disney World is huge and on average you can walk as  many as 10-15 miles per day, so their little legs get tired.  You can rent from Disney, but I usually recommend renting from or  They are a little nicer and it is great to have them at the resorts.

    I would also plan where you would like to eat and highly suggest at least one Character Dining Experience.  They are such a wonderful way to get some special time with your favorite Disney friends. The Garden Grill,  the Crystal Palace and the Disney Junior Play 'n Dine at the Hollywood & Vine are just a few of our family's favorites.

    To start planning your days in the park, there is a great website perfect for planning with small children. The Planning For Pre-School Kids and Little Ones site is chalked full of fun ideas the whole family can enjoy together.

    I hope I have given you a few tips and an idea of where to start, Annette, but if there is anything else I may assist you with, please send me a question and let me know.

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family: graduations, pregnancies, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, reunions, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon. I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help add a little extra Pixie Dust to your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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