EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 29, 2009
    Nicole from NJ 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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    Help! We're traveling to Disney for the first time next Saturday (6/6), with our three year old daughter. We arrive around 10:30am, and have a 5:15 reservation for Princess Storybook Dining. What do we do on arrival day???

    Hi, Nicole!     You must be SO excited for your trip next weekend!    I really would not push it too hard on  your arrival day.   Your little princess has a big vacation ahead of her, so you don't want to her to get wiped out on day 1!

    After checking in, I would have a light lunch right  at  your resort.   Get settled in, and then head over to Epcot but don't rush, let your daughter have a rest if she needs it (and mom and dad, too!)   Your daughter will probably be so excited, you might want to get in one attraction before your dinner at Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.   A good one at Epcot to start with is The Seas with Nemo and Friends.   It is a really cute adventure that combines animation with the aquarium. 

    Plan to check-in at the restaurant 10 - 15 minutes prior to your reservation.   It is a bit of a walk back to the Norway Pavilion, so allow enough time.   You might want to have a stroller, as a princess' legs tend to get tired easy!

    After your dinner, you can stroll through the countries in World Showcase, or if your daughter is up to it, she might enjoy Journey Into Imagination with Figment in the Imagination! Pavilion.   The evening ends with Illuminations, but you might want to get back to your resort to get a good night's rest.  

    With a princess-in-training who is 3, just take a nice, slow pace and enjoy the magic!   Have a great time!
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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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