• On Feb 27, 2008
    Melanie from SC 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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    What would your recommendation be regarding theme parks for a 4-day visit with a 10 year old and 12 year old. It will be their first time. We'll be staying at a nearby timeshare in Orlando. Thanks!

    How exciting!!  There's nothing like walking through the gates of the Magic Kingdom and seeing Cinderella's Castle.  It's breathtaking, the street is hustling and bustling with guests and cast members.  The smells of fresh baked goods baking at the Main Street Bakery.  The infamous balloon guy as my kids call him, selling balloons.  The first stop has always been Tomorrowland.  Why?  Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin Ride are my kids favorites.  Then, we head to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Frontierland.  I would spend a day in Animal Kingdom.  My kids loved Expedition Everest, and Kali River Rapids.  I liked the train ride to Rafiki's Planet Watch and the Kilimanjaro Safari.  I would suggest if you are going to ride the safari, to try to ride in the early morning or evening.  It can get really hot.  I would spend your last two days between Epcot and Hollywood Studios.  I hope you have a fabulous trip!! Heather M.
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Georgia

I live in a tiny rural town in the heart of Georgia. Disney World is one place we all agree is a place where time stops, where laughter is first and all the pains and sorrows melt away. Learn More About Heather

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