Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 5, 2014
    Tamara from TN 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.

    What are some tips or special items that Disney does to enhance first time visitors. I have a 4 year old and 1 year old-we will not be staying on the park property but plan on visiting the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

    Hi Tamara!  I think a first time visit to Walt Disney World sounds absolutely fantastic!  I can't think of a more magical destination to enjoy with your family.   I still have souvenirs from my first visit to the parks in 1986, they are items I will cherish forever.  

    When you arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to stop at guest services for a special First Visit button for you and your family.   It is sure to get you lots of smiles throughout your visit, and they make a great scrapbook or keepsake item.  I also recommend buying a pair of iconic Mickey ears that can be customized with your name, these can be found in many shops throughout the theme parks.   After you buy your cool new ears, why not show them off to the Big Cheese himself at Town Square Theater.  Mickey is sure to love them and may even surprise you with a magic trick!

    Have you considered at character meal?  This is a great way for your family to meet many beloved Disney characters without having to wait in lines.   You can book a meal online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE, or (407) 939-3463.  Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance of your trip.  Some of my favorite meals are The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom, and The Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot. 

    However you spend your time on your first vacation, I know it will be magical because you will be with your family making everlasting memories.  If you think of any other questions please let me or any of my pals know, we love to help.  

    Have a Disney Day,

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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Alabama

Hello, my name is Jen, and my family and I call the Gulf Coast of Alabama home. I am a mom to 2 rowdy Pirates and a beautiful teenage Princess. I've been showing my "Disney Side" since I was a small child and I can't wait to share the abundance of Pixie-Dusted knowledge I have acquired about the Most Magical Place on Earth with you and your family! Learn More About Jennifer

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