Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 26, 2012
    Jeremy 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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    Hi,we will be celebrating Easter at WDW and this is our first time at Disney! I need some good advice on what to expect,what to do, must see's,hop or not to hop????? 3 adults and a 8yr old 4/7/12-4/13/12. Thanks!

    Hi Jeremy!

    Congratulations on your upcoming trip! It will be here before you know it! 

    Since you are going to be at Walt Disney World during Easter, I would definitely suggest checking out some of the Easter events at Walt Disney World. The Magic Kingdom will feature the Easter Bunny during the 3:00 p.m. parade  on Easter Sunday, so I would suggest visiting the Magic Kingdom on Easter Sunday.

    Many of the resorts will also offer Easter Egg Hunts and a special Easter brunch. I'm not sure what resort you are staying at, but you can call your resort to ask if they are doing anything special on Easter day.

    In regards to the rest of your week, I suggest getting the park hopper so you can see and experience as much of Disney as possible during the week. Since you are visiting during a more crowded time of year, the park hopper will allow you to visit the park with Extra Magic Hours in the morning and Extra Evening Magic Hours in the evening. This extends your day quite a bit and will allow you more time to explore.

    Since you have an eight-year-old with you, which is close to my son's age, I'll give you my son's top five list for a kid that age:

    1. Experience at least one character dining experience - Chef Mickey's is a classic

    2. Don't miss Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios

    3. Ride Mission Space (Magic Kingdom,) Splash Mountain (Magic Kingdom,) Rock n Roller Coaster (Disney's Hollywood Studios,) and Test Track (Epcot) for thrills.

    4. Buy an autograph book on the first day to get autographs of all of the characters

    5. Enjoy all the classics, like It's a Small World, Mad Tea Party and Pirates of the Caribbean

    Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you plan your first trip to the most magical place on earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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