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  • On Jul 17, 2013
    Angela Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My husband and I have been to Disney several times before becoming parents. Now, we have a 3 year old and are planning her first trip in September. We have a 2-day base ticket. Should we just plan to use both days at Magic Kingdom or try another park?

    Hi Angela,

    As one who has traveled to Walt Disney World before and after having children, I can say without a doubt that you are going to have such a different experience watching all the magic and excitement through your child's eyes. The memories you create on this trip will be priceless and like no others you have experienced there before.

    I would either suggest doing both days at Magic Kingdom or one day there and one day at Animal Kingdom. If your little one loves animals, Animal Kingdom might be a fun alternative for your second day. However, you could totally enjoy two days worth of fun at Magic Kingdom. Whatever you choose, I can't stress enough that you won't be able to "do it all"! So, relax and enjoy even the smallest and unplanned moments just as much. Don't forget to allow times to relax and recharge, whether it be to leave the park and simply taking in a show or two to rest those tired tiny feet. That alone can make all the difference. 

    If you decide to do Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, definitely make sure you see Fantasyland and Adventureland first at Magic Kingdom as many of the rides for the little ones are there. That way, if you go to Animal Kingdom, you aren't regretting not getting to some of the prime rides/shows for toddlers.

    Have fun and if you need any other tips or suggestions for more specifics on traveling with your toddler, feel free to stop back by and ask me more.
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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