EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Mar 5, 2012
    Sarah from OH 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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    Hi! We are planning our daughters' (3 and 6) first trip to Disney this June - so excited! They LOVE Rapunzel, but I've read that's it's wise to visit the Dumbo ride immediately. I know both can have long waits. Which do you suggest visiting first?

    Your girls are at a most magical age to appreciate Disney, Sarah.  I predict that you guys are going to have an unforgettable trip!  You've clearly done your homework; it is definitely wise to visit Dumbo early in the day to avoid the longest waits.  Rapunzel's meet and greet line, also, can be quite lengthy.  Still, my recommendation would be to visit Dumbo as soon as you enter the park.  When we met Rapunzel last October we arrived to the location about thirty minutes before the meet and greet was scheduled.  We took our place in a nice shady spot in line and stayed put until they started letting guests in to the court area.  Once Rapunzel arrived, the line moved quite quickly.  Personally, I would rather spend waiting time in that atmosphere than in the much more cramped and less comfortable Dumbo ride queue.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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