• On Jul 13, 2019
    Bethany from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! It will be my sons and I’s first time to visit along with my niece. We are going to magic, animal kingdom and Hollywood. What do you suggest we not miss out on!? Oh and it’s also my sons 8th birthday! I want it to be super special for him!

    Hi, there!

     Bethany, I'm so excited to hear you're planning your first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. I know your stay will be practically perfect in every way!

     There are so many magical experiences to be had in the theme parks. I'm happy to share my top can't-miss attractions and shows!

     At Magic Kingdom Park, be sure to visit classic attractions like Peter Pan's Flight, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean. And you won't want to miss popular thrill attractions including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Splash Mountain. Plan on viewing Happily Ever After, Magic Kingdom Park's unforgettable nighttime spectacular. It's the most magical way to end a pixie-dusted day!

     You're sure to have a wild adventure at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Kilimanjaro Safaris is an absolute must-do! My family also loves riding Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, Kali River Rapids, and DINOSAUR. Festival of The Lion King is an outstanding show, and lots of fun for the whole family. Finally, no visit to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park is complete without exploring Pandora - The World of Avatar

     Plan to Play Big in Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Andy's Backyard has toy-tastic attractions, food, and Character interactions! Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! are also must-visits in this theme park. At the end of the day, catch a performance of Fantasmic!

     I can't think of a better place to celebrate a birthday than at the Walt Disney World Resort. What a special day your son will have! I recommend stopping by the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel or Guest Relations at any of the four theme parks for a complimentary celebration button. With a birthday button, your son will receive lots of well-wishes from Cast Members and Guests alike! I also suggest booking a special birthday meal. Character Dining Experiences and restaurants with unique theming like T-REX or Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant are perfect for birthday celebrations!

     I hope this was helpful, Bethany. I'm wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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