Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On May 6, 2019
    Carmen from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I want to know how many days and what parks are good for 1 3 and 5 year old. Its there first time going to Disney! Thanks!

    Hi Carmen,

    Whether you are four or ninety-four, there's nothing quite like your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. I'm SUPER excited to hear that you'll be bringing your three Mouseketeers for their first experience at "The Most Magical Place on Earth" this summer! You're going to have SO MUCH fun and will make memories that you'll all cherish for years to come.

    Planning out your itinerary can certainly feel a bit overwhelming at first. Here's a handy dandy guide that even includes great tips from all of my Disney Parks Moms Panel friends for putting together the perfect vacation! My personal opinion is that a 7-day vacation with little kiddos would be perfect. I'd recommend spending five days in the theme parks, visiting each one at least once and Magic Kingdom Park two or more times. You'll find dozens of attractions that are perfect for Guests of all ages and sizes, and for those attractions that your littlest Mouseketeers aren't quite ready for yet, the Rider Switch service would be perfect. Of course, there are lots of opportunities to interact with your favorite characters or delight in an incredible show or parade. As for your other two days, I'd recommend slowing down a bit and relaxing around your Disney Resort hotel. After a couple of full theme park days, my kiddos always love sleeping in, splashing in the gorgeously-themed pools, participating in some of the games and entertainment options listed on our Resort hotel's recreation calendar, and enjoying a magical dinner before heading to bed early with lots of anticipation for all of the magic and fun we'll experience the next day.

    Just a few "practical" pieces of advice...Be sure to pick up complimentary "My First Visit" buttons when you arrive. Also, don't forget to take full advantage of the complimentary FastPass+ service by scheduling three attractions or experiences per day to skip the standby lines. That planning window opens 30-60 days ahead of time, depending on where you're staying, and the earlier you plan, the more selection you'll find.

    Every single Disney day brings something special, and whether you're soaking up all of the fun at the theme parks or simply enjoying being immersed in the magic at your Disney Resort hotel, you're going to have a BLAST with the people you love most. I hope that you and your family have a truly magical vacation this summer!

thumbnail image for Missy

Meet the Panelist: Missy, Virginia

Hi!  I'm Missy, a homeschool mom originally from Indiana, but recently transplanted to Virginia.  With a husband and five kids, I understand what busy family life is all about and how important it is to get away and create magical moments with your loved ones.  I also believe planning is half the fun, so I'd be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Missy

Related Video

  • thumbnail image for Making Travel Easy with Preschoolers

Didn't find what you were looking for?

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.