• On Aug 12, 2018
    Jacqueline from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, I am planning our first WDW trip for my family which includes 3 kids ages 8,5, & 3. Thinking about 1 MK day, can we do our rides, go back to hotel (Swan) for a nap and back to MK for dinner at Cinderella’s Table? Too much?

    Hi Jacqueline!

    I definitely think that Magic Kingdom Park is the best park to visit, especially if it is your first time!  There is nothing quite like the magical feeling you get while walking down Main Street, U.S.A. and seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time!

    All families are different, but I think your plan is totally possible!  Although we don't have little ones, we usually start our mornings early to beat the heat, come back to the room in the afternoon for a nap or a swim during the hottest part of the day, and then return to the parks in the evening for more attractions or a scrumptious dinner!  Your afternoon naps at the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel will help everyone recharge to be able to really soak up the magic (and enjoy all of the pixie-dusted food) at Cinderella's Royal Table!  

    As long as you understand that you won't have time to do absolutely everything in your magic-filled day, I believe your plan will work wonderfully!  Make sure you check out the entertainment options and the full list of attractions at Magic Kingdom Park, and make your FastPass+ selections in advance so that you can maximize your time in the park!  I'm sure that you will want to come back and visit the Walt Disney World Resort again very soon!

    Have a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Lindsey N.
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Meet the Panelist: Lindsey, Georgia

Hi y’all!  I am an Army wife, a college instructor, a dog-mom, and a lover of all things Disney!  Planning a Disney vacation is my favorite pastime—other than actually going on a Disney vacation, of course—and I love helping others make the most of their magical trip!  If I am not at the Walt Disney World Resort, I am putting the pixie-dusted touches on my next trip!  

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