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  • On Dec 30, 2010
    Michele from DE 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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    We're planning our FIRST FAMILY trip to WDW in July 2011 with our 3.5yr. old daughter at our time of travel. Which route should we take once inside the park- where should we head first, etc.? We're gonna make it a 2-day visit & split the day up-good i

    Hi Michele,
    Your first trip...How exciting!  And with a three-year-old it will be absolutely magical!

    My suggestion would be to take your time and drink in all the magic.  First, check out where you can find a list and descriptions of attractions in the Magic Kingdom.  Make a list of a few things that you absolutely do not want to miss.  I like to loosely plan our day, keeping room for lots of the 'unexpected magic' that will happen along the way.

    For our family, some of the 'not to be missed' things would be:  a leisurely stroll up Main Street and taking in the wonder of the Cinderella's Castle,  the 3 o'clock parade (find a spot along the parade route by 2:30pm), the show in front of the Castle (held multiple times a day, check the 'Times Guide' you will get on your way in to the park), and a few wonderful attractions for the little ones (Dumbo the Flying Elephant, It's a Small World and the Prince Charming Regal Carrousel).  Also check the 'Times Guide' for the times and locations to meet her favorite characters.

    If your daughter is a morning girl like mine was, I would suggest you hit the Magic Kingdom early, and head back to your resort for a nap or a swim in the heat of the day.  When everyone is rested up you can head back to the park for the evening and enjoy  the amazing fireworks. 

    Your second day is a great time to visit some other highlights like the Jungle Cruise, Country Bear Jamboree and Tom Sawyer Island.   There is so much to do...if you have any other questions please let me know.  Have an enchanting visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Lynn, Ontario

Walt Disney World stole my heart when my parents introduced me to the magic the year it opened. I fondly remember my first 'Mickey Mouse in a Glass House' balloon! I still visit with my parents-and now with my husband and our two teens. Learn More About Lynn

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