• On May 9, 2016
    Vanessa from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I'm going to be surprising my 7yr old with a trip this year for his birthday we are going to be staying 3 day in august and not sure what park to start with and debating on getting the hopper for a day to do two i'm so overwhelmed help me please.

    Hi Vanessa!

    What an amazing birthday your child is about to have. So much fun!

    First of all, try to not feel overwhelmed. There is so much to see and do at Walt Disney World it might take many more trips to see it all. Even the most seasoned Walt Disney World travelers feel like there is much more they haven't seen yet. So, don't worry. Start out with the things you know for sure you want to do and go from there.

    The very first thing I would suggest is that you go to My Disney Experience and create an account. Think of this as a gathering place for all the elements of your vacation. Your MagicBands will link to everything in your account and you will be all ready to go with just that little band on your arm!

    Seeing Walt Disney World with a 7-year old will be such an exciting experience. You really truly can't go wrong starting at any of the Parks. If I had to choose, though, I would probably recommend that you start out with Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (especially if he or she is a Star Wars and/or Frozen fan!) I would be sure to spend some time at Animal Kingdom and Epcot too--there are things there not to be missed! Please hop on over the Walt Disney World website for some great ideas for vacationing with children. Also, take a look at the Customize Your Celebration page for some great ways to make a birthday even more special. Most of all, be sure to enjoy every minute of your time with your birthday child and make a lot of magical memories. That is the very best part of what you will find at Walt Disney World--all of the special times just waiting to be shared.

    Have a wonderful day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Utah

Hi, I'm Nancy. I'm a mother to 8, grandmother to 9 and just about to celebrate 36 years of marriage to one amazing guy! There are few things that make me happier than spending time with my family and nowhere I would rather do that than at Walt Disney World. I'm so excited to help you with your questions about planning your own magical vacations and to share my ideas of how you can make your own special Disney memories that you will cherish forever and ever!  Learn More About Nancy

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