Kilimanjaro Safaris; Animal Kingdom; AA
  • On Jul 23, 2009
    Debbie from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    i have a 4 year old daughter (her bd while we are there) and a six year old boy. we have 1/2 day on arrival - 2 full days and then a half day. what are the "must does" for our kids based on our limited time.

    Hi Debbie,

    I would schedule a day and a half to enjoy the Magic Kingdom. This park offers the largest number of attractions that your family can enjoy together, & a variety of shows and character meet and greet opportunities. Fantasyland is a must! Visit Dumbo, It's A Small World and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and Peter Pan's Flight. Toontown is where the kids can visit Mickey and Minnie's homes & meet a number of Disney pals. Plan on enjoying the new Move it, Shake It, Celebrate It street party, and of course there is Wishes, which is the perfect ending to a magical day.

    I would also spend a day at Hollywood Studios. Must-do's here include the live stage shows with Ariel & Beauty & the Beast, as well as Playhouse Disney & Toy Story Midway Mania, an attraction featuring the Toy Story gang. If you have time, head over to Epcot and visit Innoventions, There are fantastic family activities here that are fun & educational (everything from fire safety to fitness). Another fun activity is creating their own take home mask at the Kidstop areas around the World Showcase. This activity also gives them the chance to interact with Cast Members from all over the world.

    Take some time before you arrive to let the kids pick a few things they really want to do. Visit or to let them see the various attractions and activities. It is a great idea to schedule at least one character meal. You can enjoy a delicious meal and spend some time with Disney friends. 

    Remember most importantly, to go at their speed and level. If they become frightened by the characters or an attraction just skip it. If they decide they would rather sit and eat ice cream then watch a show, let them. You and the kids will enjoy the time much more if you enjoy and remember what you accomplish rather than worry about what you missed.

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Hiya friends. I’m Margaret, mom to four young men and wife to my Prince Charming. Raised on the southside of Chicago, we have now moved our castle to the suburban cornfields. We are a pin trading, Hidden Mickey hunting, resort hopping family who loves to debate the best Disney World resort or attraction over the dinner table. I am thrilled to share some of our favorite tips and tricks in hopes it will add even more magic to your Disney World adventure. Learn More About Margaret

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