• On Aug 24, 2018
    Paulami from CT 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 am planning to take my daughter for her 5th birthday to Disney World. This will be her first Disney visit. Can you please give some suggestions on the best rides/shows for her age and height range( 40" tall).

    Hi Paulami!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    When my daughter turned 5-years-old we also celebrated her birthday with her very first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! Just like you I wanted to make it extra special, that is why I recommend staying at a Disney Resort hotel to be immersed in the magic and enjoy exclusive benefits. We stayed in a Little Mermaid standard room at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and it was simply perfect.

    I suggest planning two days to visit Magic Kingdom Park. Our thrill seeker loved all attractions, and the only one she was unable to ride due to her height was Space Mountain - she had an amazing time on Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Festival of Fantasy Parade was also a big hit, as well as Mickey's PhilharMagic, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and the fireworks show at night – currently Happily Ever After. At Epcot her favorites are Test Track and Soarin’ Around the World, and we cannot wait to soon visit Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to ride Slinky Dog Dash.

    To make her day extra special we booked an appointment at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, and made reservations for a special meal with Disney Princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Reservations are highly recommended for both experiences and can be made up to 180 days in advance.

    Best magical wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Thiana, Brazil

My name is Thiana and I am a German-Brazilian sworn translator from beautiful Brazil. I am happily married to my prince charming and the proud mother of two lovely princesses. When I am not busy with work or family, you can catch me reading, running, listening to music, or planning our next Walt Disney World Resort visit. I hope to help you plan a magical Disney vacation that will be filled with wonderful memories.

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