Family planning a trip
  • On May 20, 2022
    Karina from AR Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! Planning our families first Disney World trip with a 2yr old and 6yr old. We will only be visiting 1 park which would be the best? And what are some must see and Dos Do we need to purchase anything else other than day tickets?

    Hey there Karina and welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so excited to hear that your family is answering the magical call of the Walt Disney World Resort for the very first time and I'm so honored that I get to help make it special. Just consider me your Fairy God-Taylor. Now because your babies are 2 and 6 and you only have 1 magical day, I'm going to strongly recommend you visit Magic Kingdom Park

    One quick Mousekeeping must know before we go any further.  Be aware that in addition to Theme Park Tickets, you'll also need to make Theme Park Reservations via the Disney Park Pass System. And you'll definitely want to purchase Disney Genie+ Service in your My Disney Experience app to snag a few Lightning Lanes and organize your Disney day.

    There are some great Attractions that the whole family will enjoy no matter the age or height. We always love "it's a small world," Peter Pan's Flight, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant to name a few. And we discovered that my goddaughter was a daredevil on her first trip at 5 years old on The Barnstormer. It's a great first coaster for your 6-year-old because it's just thrilling enough and over pretty quick. If they don't like it you can try coasters again on your next visit. Or they may just be like my goddaughter and be dragging you off to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train next! For those bigger rides that your older child is tall enough for but your little baby is not, utilize the Rider Switch Service so your older child and an adult can ride and then switch places with another adult to avoid waiting in the line twice. And for goodness sake don't miss the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. It's a great place to see all of our favorite friends like Mickey, Minnie, our Disney Princess pals and so many more! Grab a Dole Whip from Aloha Isle and secure a spot on the parade route in Frontierland. It tends to be a little less crowded on that end.

    Pro-tip: Stop by Guest Services first thing on your way in. You can get First Visit buttons for the entire family to wear so that Cast Members will know it's a special occasion. 

    Pro, PRO-tip: The Baby Care Center is a great place to go if you've forgotten some baby necessities or need a quiet spot to take care of that little one.

    Karina, I hope I've given you a few ideas for how to make this the best day ever. If you have any other questions please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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