• On May 26, 2017
    Samantha from WI 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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    I'm a first time Disney World visitor and my trip is coming up soon. What are some absolute must-sees and must-dos at WDW?

    Hi Samantha,

    How exciting to be planning your first trip to Walt Disney World! I believe that what is a must-see and must-do at Walt Disney World is different for each guest. Let me offer you some tips on how to figure this out for you. Also, remember that it is not possible to see everything that Walt Disney World has to offer on one trip! Choosing some must-do experiences for yourself is a great idea so that you do not try to do too much.

    I suggest that you view the Walt Disney World Planning video online. This will start to give you some ideas of the experiences that appeal to you. I suggest that everyone head to Magic Kingdom on their first trip to Walt Disney World. It was the first Disney theme park in Florida, and is where the magic began! Some classic experiences at this theme park are Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain. If you are a Star Wars fan, you will want to head to Disney's Hollywood Studios, where you can experience many Star Wars attractions. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris will allow you to view many exotic animals, and the new land of Pandora - The World of Avatar is breathtaking. Finally, Epcot is a great place to visit to sample the cuisine and culture of many countries. Not to be missed at Epcot is a ride on Soarin', where you can see locations around the world from up above.

    I suggest that you take a look at each of the websites above to see which experiences appeal to you. I hope this is helpful for you, Samantha. Please do let us know if you have any further questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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