• On Jan 7, 2018
    Ktelyn from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband & I are taking our 2.5 yr old son on his first Disney trip in Feb! We'll be arriving at 10am, but the rest of our extended family won't be arriving until 10pm that night. Any tips on how to spend our first day just the three of us?

    Hi Katelyn,

    Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question!

    It’s exciting that you’re planning your son’s first visit to Walt Disney World. It’s so much fun to watch children of that age and see their eyes light up with all the magic around them.
    There’s lots of fun to enjoy while you are waiting for your family to arrive.  When our son was about your son’s age, we enjoyed riding a Surrey bike around Crescent Lake and Disney’s BoardWalk or along one of the other bike trails. Our son also enjoyed going round on the Marketplace Carousel at Disney Springs, where you can also enjoy plenty of dining and shopping. Miniature golf at Fantasia Gardens and Winter Summerland is always fun. You can meet up with some of your favorite friends at character dining outside the parks like at Chef Mickey's. Try resort hopping and tour resorts like Disney's Art of Animation Resort. And, of course, just relaxing at your resort pool and soaking up the sun is a great way to unwind as your vacation gets underway.

    There's plenty of fun to be enjoyed while you're waiting for your whole family to arrive, so just jump right into the magic!.

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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