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  • On Oct 8, 2022
    Stephanie from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a one day trip and have not been in 30 years, I want to ensure I get what I need for the day! I am taking my 6 year old and husband.

    Hiya Stephanie, 

    Thankyou for stopping by planDisney. I am thrilled to help you plan your return to Walt Disney World Resort! There will be so many new and exciting things since your last visit, and it sounds like it may be your princess or prince's first visit. Oh boy! 

    First, if you are able to select any date to visit, I suggest a day during the week as weekends tend to be busier at the theme parks. There are four theme parks for you to select from, and while they all are amazing, and have plenty of great things to see and do, for a one day visit, I strongly recommend you head right to Magic Kingdom. This theme park offers the largest selection of attractions to enjoy (over thirty), as well as a number of shows and character experiences. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy Character Cavalcades (short parades throughout the day) and on most evenings, a viewing of the nighttime fireworks show, Disney Enchantment. Besides all the entertainment and attraction options, Magic Kingdom simply holds all the charm and magic that comes to mind when you think of Walt Disney World. The theme park has something for everyone in your family, whether you are 7 or 70. 

    Once you select your theme park choice, you will want to make a list of your family's must-do choices. Write everything down, from the characters you want to meet, the rides you want to enjoy, the shows you want to see, restaurants you want to dine at and of course the list of yummy snacks you want to enjoy. Then prioritize that list. Be sure to check for an advanced dining reservation for any restaurant you wish to dine at. If you are unable to snag that location, choose a back up but don't forget to check back often to see if spots open up at your preferred location. While it is possible to enjoy numerous attractions, I like to start with the top five and focus on those. Then if you have time, you can move on to the next five. This allows you all plenty of time to stop and enjoy the magic around you without trying to rush through a list. Remember, there is no way to enjoy everything so do not try. We have found that many of our best memories have come when we enjoyed a last minute experience that we did not even plan for.  

    Don't forget to make a theme park reservation for your selected park and one last tip is to purchase the Disney PhotoPass Memory Maker. This way you can be in all the pictures too instead of playing photographer the entire day. I hope this information helps you plan your perfect day. if I can help with any additional planning questions, please  stop back and see me

    Hope to see ya real soon, 

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Meet the Panelist: Margaret, Illinois

Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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