EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 26, 2012
    Candy from NC 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 are planning our first trip to WDW. We have 3 children ages 1,3,and 7. We have dining reservations set up for each day. Where do I for planning next? Do I plan what rides we r gonna do or just go with the flow? Any suggestions would be great!

    Hi Candy,

    Thanks for writing.  You are off to a wonderful start.  Dining reservations are always what I do first when planning a trip, as they can be difficult to secure.  I would go ahead and make an itinerary of what parks you'd like to visit on which days, and take into consideration your reservations, so you aren't spending too much time travelling between parks, restaurants, etc.  I would recommend making a list of what attractions you'd like to see at each park, however, once you arrive, I would "go with the flow."  I generally don't go to the point of planning out what order we visit attractions in.  I recommend arriving at the parks as early as possible during your days at Disney.  Make use of Extra Morning Magic Hours wherever you can, especially with little ones in tow.  You'll be amazed at how many attractions you can cover earlier in the day compared with the afternoons, when the parks tend to get more crowded.

    Feel free to write back for more tips!

    Have a wonderful trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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