• On Jul 29, 2015
    Noelia Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am going on my first WDW trip this December with our two sons, 5 and 3. We will have 5 WHOLE days to enjoy. Any recommendations on best shows, rides, dining and entertainment for them? Where can our fast passes be used? We are staying in a WDW resort.

    Hi Noelia,

    You have picked my favorite time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort! All of the Parks and Resorts are festively decorated and just bursting with the spirit of the holiday season! You must be so excited for this first trip! The first thing I will tell you to do is relax; there's so much to see and do that it can be overwhelming. It's nearly impossible to fit everything in during one visit so picking a few "must-do's" and then letting the rest fall into place is the best plan. Here are some of my top suggestions for your family:

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    Attractions: Toy Story Midway Mania!, Jedi Training Academy, and Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. 
    Dining: Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant and Pizza Planet.

    Magic Kingdom Park:
    Attractions: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. 
    Dining: The Crystal Palace and Pinnochio Village Haus. 

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park:
    Attractions: Kilimanjaro Safari, Festival of the Lion King, and TriceraTop Spin.
    Dining: Tusker House and Flame Tree Barbeque. 

    Attractions: The Seas With Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk With Crush, and Soarin'.
    Dining: Sunshine Seasons, Coral Reef Restaurant, and Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria.
    FastPass+ is offered and highly recommended for all of these attractions. Be sure to get your special "First Visit" Celebration Recognition Buttons when you check-in at your Resort or at Guest Services in the Parks. I hope these recommendations help. Please stop back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel should you have any more questions!

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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