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  • On Sep 30, 2012
    Rachel 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 visit to Disney with our children. I have no idea where to start with the planning! What are some MUST DO'S for my 6 year old daughter who loves Princesses and my 3 year old son who loves Pooh, Cars and Toy Story? Thanks!


    Not to worry. There are so many things to do here, that you will find that even without solid plans, you end up having a great time. But let's talk about a few of the things that might resonate with your kids;

    Of course everyone talks about the Princess meals at Cinderella's Royal Table and Restaurant Akershus. These are good choices. But not everything has to be about dining. I really think that the Princess meet and greet area (for now in the Exposition Hall as you enter the Magic Kingdom) is a great way for her to see so many of the princesses at once. You can also seek many of them in the parks where they might be available, like Jasmine in Adventureland and Tiana in Liberty Square. Also, look for shows like the Beauty and the Beast Little Mermaid shows in Hollywood Studios for live entertainment experiences.

    Winnie the Pooh
    The best is to dine at Crystal Palace where he and his friends greet each guest. Of course the Winnie the Pooh attraction is also fun, but make sure to let them explore the play area in the waiting area too. That can really bring Winnie the Pooh to life for him, so don't rush.

    Cars and Toy Story
    Separate meet-and-greets for these characters in Hollywood Studios make for a wonderful time for your 3-year old. The lines for the Toy Story one can get long, so make sure you have something to occupy his time while you wait.

    I hope that this helps? Write back if you need more suggestions!

    Have a magical vacation!
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