Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 4, 2015
    Destiny from IN 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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    Hello. I am planning our 1st trip in March 2015 for myself and 3 children. There is so much info to sort through. Where should we stay that's close to the park and since we are only staying a couple days, what parks should we visit? Help!

    Hi Destiny! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Wow, your Walt Disney World trip is coming up fast! Let's see if we can help you sort out your plans.

    If being in the center of it all is what you're looking for, you could try staying at one of the resorts on the "monorail loop" that circles Seven Seas Lagoon in the Magic Kingdom area. You can't beat Disney's Contemporary Resort for location. It's about a 10-minute walk from the front entrance of the hotel to the bag check at the Magic Kingdom, or a leisurely monorail ride (from a station inside your hotel) to the front entrance or to the Ticket & Transportation Center to connect to Epcot.

    As for which parks to visit, it depends on your family's interests, but here are some highlights of each:

    Magic Kingdom Park - Cinderella Castle soars above Fantasyland, or try the mountain range: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

    Epcot - Future World features Test Track and Soarin'; World Showcase offers sights, sounds and tastes of 11 countries

    Disney's Hollywood Studios - Drop in on the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, take a ride on the Rockin' Roller Coaster, or catch the Fantasmic! fireworks show

    Disney's Animal Kingdom - Ride through animal habitats or hit thrill rides like Expedition Everest or Kali River Rapids.

    For a short visit, I'd decide which rides or shows your family would like to see and build from there.

    I hope this helps you narrow down your choices, Destiny. Please stop by again if we can offer any more advice.

    Have a magical day!

    Kathy K.

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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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