• On Apr 3, 2012
    John from IN 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 going to WDW for five nights in November. This will be my first visit there and my 3 yr old sons first visit. What are some reommendations on what to do for him to make this memorable?? What parks would be best to visit for a 3yr old??

    I am so excited about your first visit to Walt Disney World! You guys are going to have a blast! At three your son is going to be enraptured by the magic of the parades, characters, shows, and attractions.

    First stop- the Magic Kingdom. After gaping at Cinderella Castle and snapping pictures of your son's wide eyed first glimpse of the park, head to Fantasyland for some classic attractions. Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and "it's a small world" are all found here. A three year old boy would also love the Walt Disney World Railroad and defeating Zorg on Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin. Pick up a Times Guide as you enter the park so you can check on parade times. The Town Square Theater houses Mickey Mouse if your son would like to meet the big cheese.

    If you your stay is long enough do visit all three other theme parks. If you have to choose use your son's interests as your criteria for picking additional parks to visit. Disney's Animal Kingdom has an excellent Kilimanjaro Safari Expedition with real exotic African animals as well as a couple of great shows such as Finding Nemo-the Musical. Disney's Hollywood Studios offers a Pixar Pals parade, a car stunt show with Lighting McQueen, and Disney Junior-Live on Stage! At Epcot you can checkout Turtle Talk with Crush, travel through time in Spaceship Earth, and tour the World Showcase.

    A character dining experience would be so special for your son. Chef Mickey's for breakfast is my personal favorite. Meet Mickey and Minnie while enjoying an incredible buffet. Try The Crystal Palace if you prefer Winnie the Pooh. Call (407)939-3463 or book online at Dining and Reservations.

    I am out of room so please contact me again if you have additional questions.

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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

Ready for a visit to Mickey? I'm here to help. I've experienced Walt Disney World with my four children from their stroller years to young adulthood. I've sailed on every Pirates of the Caribbean on the planet, consumed countless Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, and believe the Electric Water Pageant music is the catchiest around. I'm excited to help you plan your Disney adventure. Learn More About Elisabeth

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