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  • On Oct 1, 2019
    Agustina from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello! I am travelling with my 5 year old to Disney World on Thursday October 3 2019 he will be turning 6 on Friday October 4, we want to do Magic Kingdom and Hollywood that day. what should we do first? Is his first time in Disney please help me!

    Hi Agustina! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Your son is going to love his first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, especially to celebrate his birthday! Make sure to stop by Guest Relations or most merchandise locations to pick up his complimentary celebration button. This pin will let Cast Members know that it is his special day and will often wish him a "Happy Birthday" as you are making your way through the theme parks.

    Magic Kingdom Park is always my top choice for first visits AND younger kiddos because it has the most attractions for everyone. I recommend getting there prior to the normal operating hours so you are among the first in the theme park. You will be able to accomplish more attractions early because of lower wait times. Download the My Disney Experience mobile app so you can link your Walt Disney World theme park tickets and make FastPass+ selections as you explore the theme park. You can make up to three FastPass+ in advance once your tickets are linked, then as you use up those three, you can add more (one at a time, subject to availability) the rest of the day!

    Disney's Hollywood Studios is a good choice for the birthday boy if he is a Star Wars or Toy Story fan. With Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Toy Story Land both open, there is a lot of fun to be had for kids that are around the same age as your son. I still recommend Magic Kingdom Park overall because of the variety of attractions there, but Disney's Hollywood Studios is an exciting place to be with all the new additions!

    I hope this helps, Agustina! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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