• On May 10, 2018
    Melody from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Visiting MK with nearly 4 year old granddaughter. What's the best way to see the park and use our fast passes? Also, best lunch options in the park?

    Hi, Melody! What a wonderful grandmom to want to share the magic with your little princess. I hope it's a truly special day.

    My favorite way to make the most of a day in the Magic Kingdom theme park is to start early. I like to go as soon as the theme park opens, and go straight to one of your must-do attractions. If you are not going on a day that has extra magic hours, you can probably do at least three attractions with reasonable wait times. 

    We make our FastPass+ selections for after lunch. With three attractions down in the morning, we try to catch a show or something, like Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial, where your granddaughter can learn the ways of the pirating world and be sworn in as a junior pirate. Or catch a show at Cinderella Castle.

    As far as lunch goes, I find it's like hitting two birds with one stone to do a character meal, and my kids always loved The Crystal Palace. You'll save time in the park by not having to wait in line to meet some of the popular characters (Pooh and friends appear here now) - they'll come right to your table for pictures or autographs. If you want something that isn't a table service meal, try to get into Be Our Guest Restaurant. It's quick service for breakfast and lunch, but the atmosphere is amazing.

    Have a great visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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