Boy and girl in front of It's a Small World
  • On Mar 31, 2021
    Jacqueline from VA Asked

    I'm bringing my nephew (7) for his vey first ever trip to Disney World in a few days. Since this is his first time at Disney, I was just wondering if there was anything extra special to make sure we ask for or do for him?

    Hi there, Jacqueline! Welcome to planDisney!

    Your question put a big smile on my face! It's so much fun to take a little Mouseketeer to Walt Disney World for the very first time and see his eyes light up as he takes it all in. My son was just a baby when he made his Disney debut, but he's discovered so much as he's grown, and I've loved every single magical moment.

    Before your vacation even begins, you can make it special by starting a countdown like the ones we've compiled on our planDisney Panel Extras page. I know you're only a few days out now, but I love my fellow panelist Ashley's idea to surprise her kids by packing a few Disney-themed gifts for the plane. That way, your Disney adventure can feel like it's starting early!

    When you arrive, be sure to pick up a "1st Time" button for him. You can ask for one at the front desk of your Resort hotel, or at most of the shops in the Theme Parks. The Cast Member will hand write your nephew's name on the button, or you can have it customized at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in the Magic Kingdom Park for only a few dollars (they do gorgeous customization of Christmas ornaments there if you want to pick up a nice memento!). Your nephew will love all the warm greetings he gets from Cast Members as he wears his button around the Parks!

    If you visit EPCOT during your stay, check out one of my family's must-do's! The Taste of EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival is going on now, and we absolutely love the kids' activities like Spike's Pollen-Nation Exploration scavenger hunt. It's a fun, inexpensive way to explore the World with kids, and you get a prize at the end!

    Jacqueline, for more even more ideas to make your nephew's first visit to Walt Disney World extra special, check out Disney's planning guide for parents of young children. You'll find tons of attractions and activities that are perfect for younglings!

    I'm so excited for your big adventure, Jacqueline! I hope this helps you plan lots of fun experiences with your nephew. Have fun, and please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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