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  • On Jan 9, 2014
    Jessica from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It has been years since I have been to Disney World and my husband hasn't been since he was a toddler, so I am a little behind the times on what DW has to offer now. We have an 8 yo son and 4 yo daughter, is there any special MUST DO's for the kids?

    Hi Jessica -

    Congrats on your first family trip to Walt Disney World! You will have a great time!

    I'm not sure whether or not you are staying on property, but either way, you'll want to be sure to book any table service meals in advance. Given the ages of your kids, I'd recommend Chef Mickey's, 'Ohana, the Crystal Palace, and the Hollywood and Vine (especially if your 4 year old enjoys watching Disney Junior).

    In terms of must-dos, here are a few in each park. There are lots of other things to do too, but these are the ones I'd say you should absolutely do with your kids.

    Magic Kingdom:
    it's a small world
    Enchanted Tales with Belle
    Peter Pan's Flight
    The Barnstormer
    Pirates of the Caribbean

    Disney's Hollywood Studios:
    Toy Story Mania (be sure to get a Fastpass for this)
    Disney Junior Live on Stage
    MuppetVision 3D
    Star Tours
    If your son likes Star Wars, you'll also want do the Jedi Training Academy.

    Animal Kingdom:
    Kilimanjaro Safaris
    TriceraTop Spin


    Gran Fiesta Tour
    Journey Into Imagination with Figment
    The Seas with Nemo and Friends
    Turtle Talk With Crush

    Have a great time!

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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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