Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 8, 2009
    Kathrine from PA 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 my hubby and i are takin our dd (2.5 and 3.5 at time of trip) for the first time. none of us have ever been and i have no idea where to start w planning gor the kids or what to do w them any tips would be GREAT! thanks

    Hi, Kathrine!  It can sure seem like a lot when you begin to plan your first trip to Disney!   I am glad you found the Moms Panel so we can make your planning a little easier!

    Start HERE for planning.  This is the Vacation Booking Guide on  It walks you through step by step with all the details you will need to book your magical vacation.  It will even help you with choosing your dates, let you select your resort, dining options and more.   This Booking Guide really makes it fun!

    Based on your kids ages, you might like the moderate resort Caribbean Beach.   Here, they have really cute pirate-themed rooms, a nice food court, and a wonderful swimming area that is nice for the little ones.  All 4 theme parks will be enjoyable, but many of their favorite rides and characters will probably be found in Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

    Try the link from above, and start your planning.  If you need more detailed advice, feel free to drop us a note.   Have fun!
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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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