Mom And Son On Run
  • On Oct 20, 2015
    Erin from TN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are planning a Christmas trip the 28-January 1. Right now we have 2 day park hopper tickets, debating on whether or not to get a third day. My boys are 6 and 4, any tips on what not to miss during this time?

    Hello Erin!
    You have selected an exciting time of the year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort- so much to see and do!  You will be surrounded by holiday magic through the amazing decorations and overall good cheer.  With that in mind, it is also a very busy time at the Resort. I would highly recommend obtaining tickets for each day available during your trip. You will need to prioritize which Parks and Attractions are "must-dos" for you and your family. For your children's age I would suggest two days at Magic Kingdom and one day at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Here are my suggestions for what not to miss at each of these parks:

    Magic Kingdom
    Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade 
    Holiday Wishes! (the firework spectacular)
    Buzz LIghtyear's Space Ranger Spin
    It's a Small World (it is a classic!)
    Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor
    Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (if you can get a FastPass+)
    Pirates of the Caribbean (if they don't scare easily)

    Disney's Animal Kingdom
    Kilimanjaro Safari
    It's Tough to Be a Bug
    Expedition Everest (for the "big" kids)
    Maharajah Jungle Trek
    Pangani Forest Exploration Trail
    Finding Nemo- The Muscial
    Festival of the Lion King
    Flights of Wonder

    One more recommendation- make sure and take a Monorail ride over to Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to see the gigantic gingerbread house. UMMMMMM, I can almost smell it just thinking about it!

    If you have more questions, come on back to the Panel- we love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Anne, Iowa

I’m Anne, a native Iowan, wife, mother, and grandmother. For me, a major part of the fun of a Disney trip is the planning. I have traveled to the Disney Parks in multiple stages of my life, including as a daughter, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother.  One of my favorite things to do is to travel with multi-generational groups. I am thrilled to be able to help other Disney guests plan their adventures. Learn More About Anne

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