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  • On Aug 22, 2019
    Yesenia from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    visiting Magic Kingdom for first time with family- two girls 7 and 8? suggestion where to start to save time and enjoy? Thank you

    Greetings Yesenia!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting to be visiting Walt Disney World Resort for the first time with family in just a few days! 

    Your little Mouseketeers are going to love being able to explore all of the attractions and entertainment options that await at Magic Kingdom Park. If you've not done so already, be sure to take advantage of Disney FastPass+ service, which comes with your park admission. My family loves to decrease our wait for several of our "can't miss" attractions when utilizing FastPass+ service. You can book 3 initial FastPass+ selections for one park per day and once your last arrival window has passed, you will be eligible to book an additional FastPass+ selection.

    When visiting Magic Kingdom Park with young children, I recommend arriving approximately 30 - 45 minutes before park opening to give yourself ample time to go through security and the touch-point entry area. Once you enter the park, be sure to pick up a park map for easier park touring. I recommend heading straight to Fantasyland to enjoy all of the attractions in that area before heading to the next "land." My family's strategy is to tour the park by "lands" which allows us to maximize our time and decrease the amount of unnecessary walking. Don't miss Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade and Happily Ever After which are "must do" experiences for my family when visiting the iconic park.

    Before your trip, be sure to download My Disney Experience mobile app to manage your vacation plans, view attraction wait times and showtimes, and book FastPass+ attractions while on the go.

    I hope this information is helpful! Stop by again with any new questions. We would love to assist you further in planning a magical trip for your family!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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