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  • On Mar 31, 2012
    Heather 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 from June 9-14 with a 2 yr old boy and 4 yr old girl. What are our must-do's/sees; besides BBB & Chef Mickey (already planned).

    Hi Heather!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    I have two boys, ages 12 and 7.  When they were younger, their favorite activities beyond the theme parks included:
    • Visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom and watching the animals right outside the hotel
    • Spending time in the resort hotel pool
    • Visiting Downtown Disney
    • Visiting Fort Wilderness, and especially going on a wagon ride or a horse drawn carriage
    • Going to the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review in Fort Wilderness
    • Having dinner at the Whispering Canyon Cafe in the Wilderness Lodge
    • Dining at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian

    With young children, you will probably be spending most of your time in the Magic Kingdom.  There are a lot of rides and shows that can be enjoyed by the whole family.  You might consider staying in a Magic Kingdom monorail resort to give you easy access to your resort hotel for an afternoon nap or a break.

    By the way, since it is your first visit, I recommend picking up the tour book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors as it is full of information and tips, but is not overwhelming.  It is also a beautiful book, full of color photographs.  It will give you a good feel for everything there is to do at Walt Disney World.

    I hope this helps in your planning!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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