Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 30, 2015
    Jennifer 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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    I am taking my 4yr son(be 5 in November) to Disney for his first trip this September for 5 days. I am trying to decide which parks to go to for particular days...would love some help to break it down. Mind boggling trying to schedule it out.

    Hello Jennifer,

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I know you must be so excited for your son's first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort and, with so much to see and do, I completely understand why you are feeling a little overwhelmed with planning. It's nearly impossible to fit everything in during one visit so picking a few "must-do's" and then letting the rest fall into place is the best plan. The first thing I would recommend is to purchase Park Hopper Option tickets. They are worth any additional cost, especially when you have young children in your party. It's great to have the flexibility to start your day at one Theme Park, head back to your Resort for a nap or pool time, and then end the day at any other Park you wish to. 

    My suggestion for your visit would be to give yourself two days at Magic Kingdom Park (I have found Tuesdays and Wednesdays to be less crowded there) and one day each for Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. You will also want to set aside some time to relax and enjoy your Resort Hotel. 

    Be sure to pick up your "1st Visit" Celebration Recognition Button when you check in at your Resort Hotel, or you can get one at Guest Service in any of the Theme Parks. It's a great way to let Cast Members and Guests know that you are there celebrating this special trip!! 

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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