Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Oct 6, 2021
    Jacqueline from TX Asked

    it's my 3 year old's first time & we're trying to figure out if to have magic kingdom be her 1st or last park to visit. I'm thinking last as I would hate for her to love it and we've already visited on the 1st day; no park hopper.

    Hi there, Jacqueline!

    It is so great to see you back here at planDisney!

    While you can not go wrong with visiting the Magic Kingdom at any time during your trip, I actually have pretty strong feelings about this one. I always make sure that my family starts our vacation at the Magic Kingdom.

    I can not put into words the emotions that my whole family feels walking down Main Street, U.S.A. towards Cinderella Castle. Be sure that you capture the look on your little girl's face when she first sees Cinderella Castle. No other experience makes my family feel like we have arrived at The Most Magical Place on Earth.  

    If you arrive first thing in the morning, you may even be in time to see Mickey & Minnie open the park with all of their friends, adding an extra dose of pixie dust to your already magical day. 

    Your little one is at the perfect age to find so much to see and do in each park. At Disney's Hollywood Studios be sure to experience everything Toy Story Land has to offer before settling in to spend some time with Anna and Elsa in For The First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. You may even get to see Elsa create a little magic. 

    At EPCOT your little girl will get to explore the World Showcase, stopping at each country to complete activities at the Kidcot Fun Stops. There are also a lot of princess spotting locations here, so be sure that you keep an eye out! Your little one is also sure to love shrinking down to the size of everyone's favorite rodent on Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

    Finally, if your girl is an animal lover she will be in heaven at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The only thing that my kids love more than learning about different African species on Kilimanjaro Safaris is getting a little wild at The Boneyard. This enclosed play area is the perfect place to let kids blow off a little steam while mom and dad get a little break. 

    I hope that this helped, Jacqueline! Please come back if we can help plan a trip that is practically perfect in every way. 

    We love to hEAR from you!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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