• On Apr 26, 2018
    Brittany from MO Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am planning a 1 day trip at MK with my 5 year old. We get to pick 3 rides w/ the FP, tips on what would be the best use? Any money saving tips on food? I am on a very tight budget but want to make this magical for her.. Any tips in general? THANKS

    Hi Brittany! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited for your upcoming day at Magic Kingdom Park! Experiencing this with your daughter will be something you'll always remember. Make sure to have your phone and/or camera fully charged, because you will want to take LOTS of pictures!

    My go-to top three choices of FastPass+ in Magic Kingdom Park are Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Peter Pan's Flight and Meet Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater. Enchanted Tales with Belle, Splash Mountain and Space Mountain are great choices, too. Just make sure to take note of any height restrictions to ensure your daughter is tall enough for the thrill rides. Since your visit is so close (yay!) you might find that FastPass+ availability for attractions is a little more limited. I try to schedule all three initial FastPass+ selections earlier in the day, then add more (one at a time, subject to availability) at the FastPass+ kiosks in the theme parks or by using the My Disney Experience mobile app. It will help you save time and experience more magic!

    On the My Disney Experience mobile app, you can order food from many Quick-Service dining locations. Even if you aren't ordering food through the app, it's a great way to see menu items and current prices so you can budget ahead. My little ones are not big eaters, so we almost always share meals or snack throughout the day on smaller items like Mickey-shaped pretzels. You can also bring in snacks with you to Magic Kingdom Park - just avoid packing glass containers and alcoholic beverages.

    My last tip is to just enjoy your day! Take time to soak it all up, because these will be precious memories you hold forever.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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