Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 23, 2012
    Lisa from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    This is our first trip to WDW with our 4 and 7 year old kids. We are staying off the resort but have tickets for Monday-Thursday. Are there any helpful hints to maximize our trip?

    Your first trip to Walt Disney World will be so much fun. The little ones will each have some wonderful experiences and you all will create some cherished memories. My first tip is to arrive at the parks when they open. This way you can avoid any larger crowds for the more popular attractions such as Peter Pan's Flight at the Magic Kingdom and Kilimanjaro Safaris Expedition at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Additionally, make sure you bring a back pack with a extra layer of clothing, snacks, suntan lotion and water. Having to stop to get any of these items will cost you valuable time. Also, try to use the Fast Pass system to maximize your time. This will allow you to go on attractions while you are 'waiting' for your time to get on the Fast Pass ride. They are free and will make the trip more fun. Lastly, my tip is to just relax and not get caught up trying to experience everything. Just enjoy the magic that the parks create, it will make for a perfect vacation. I hope these tips helped.
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Meet the Panelist: Ari, California

As a Los Angeles native I basically grew up at Disneyland. It has always been so easy to take my family on the short drive to the Happiest Place on Earth. Watching my daughters make magical memories reminds me why I keep coming back. Learn More About Ari

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