Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 10, 2012
    Alecia from ON 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.

    We are traveling March 24-31 with my husband, kids (4,8,9) and my Mom and are staying at Music value resort. Should we have a planned route for each park that we visit to make sure that we don't miss anything? This is our first trip. Thank-you!

    Hi Alecia,

    How exciting that your first trip is right around the corner!  I do recommend having at least an outline of which parks you intend to visit on each day of your trip, particularly for a first visit.  I would also include a list of what attractions you absolutely want to experience.  This way, you can ensure that everyone in your family gets to see and experience their "must do's."  In addition, I recommend making dining reservations based on which parks you intend to visit on a given day so that you don't spend too much time travelling to make your reservations.  If you plan on being in the Magic Kingdom (my top choice for a first park on a first trip, by the way!), I would recommend making dining reservations either in that park or in a resort located on the monorail line so that you can easily and quickly make your allotted time slot.

    I certainly don't think you need to plan every moment of your vacation, however, I do suggest an itinerary with parks and dining reservations for each day.

    Have a wonderful time!


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I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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