• On Jan 30, 2019
    Katlyn from CT 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.

    I am looking to take my son to Disney in early January 2020. This will be his first time and it will be for his 2nd birthday. What are some of the best things to do with a toddler to make sure it is extra magical

    Hi, there!

     Oh my goodness, Katlyn - I'm so excited to hear you're planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. You and your little guy are going to have a such a magical stay! The toddler stage is my very favorite. I'm happy to share my best must-do's with you!

     The Walt Disney World Resort offers lots of family-friendly attractions that are perfect for little ones and parents to enjoy together. At Magic Kingdom Park, experience a fantastical day with Peter Pan's Flight, "it's a small world," The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Take a dive in The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot. At Disney's Hollywood Studios, play with Mickey Mouse and friends at Disney Junior Dance Party! Go on a real African adventure on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. 

     You'll also find great entertainment in the theme parks. My toddlers have always enjoyed shows like Festival of the Lion King, and nighttime spectaculars like Fantasmic!

     Be sure book a few Character Dining Experiences during your vacation. I love these meals because they offer kid-friendly fare for my children AND the company of our favorite Disney Characters! I suggest making reservations at Chef Mickey's and The Crystal Palace. Since your son will be under the age of 3, he can eat for free at these buffets!

     I also recommend staying at a Disney Resort hotel. With unique theming and special benefits, staying at a Disney Resort hotel makes traveling with a little one super easy! 

     Please let me know if you have any other questions, Katlyn. I'd love to help you plan a magical visit!


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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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