• On Feb 24, 2017
    Alexis from IL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi Moms! We are planning our 1st trip to WDW late August for 7 days with a 5 yr old (girl) and 8 yr old (boy). Is a 4 day park pass with water park add on enough? Any experiences we should definitely sign up for (e.g., Minnie boutique)?

    Hi Alexis,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! What perfect ages your children are for their first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort! I can imagine their wonder and excitement when they meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse!

    If you are staying for seven days, I would suggest getting at least five-day theme park tickets. Doing so will allow you to visit at least one park more than once. We typically visit Magic Kingdom more than once during our visits. 

    There are many must-do experiences! Be sure to make Dining Reservations for Character Meals. Some of our favorites are Chef Mickey's, Crystal Palace, 1900 Park Fare, and Hollywood & Vine. My girls dance with Mickey and Minnie at Chef Mickey's and love hugging Winnie the Pooh at the Crystal Palace. By far, one of our most special experiences has been to dine in the castle at Cinderella's Royal Table.

    Book your Fast Pass+ reservations. We have used Fast Passes for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Princess Fairytale Hall, Toy Story Mania! and Test Track. Remember to check out the Frozen Attractions as well!

    Also consider Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple. Sign-up only occurs on the day of your visit. You must get to Disney's Hollywood Studios, enter as soon as the park opens and head directly to sign-up at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost.

    Last, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique would be a special experience for your little ones. 

    I hope this helps!


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