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  • We're thinking about taking our daughter to Disney for her first trip when she is about two and a half years old. What kind of activities would be fun for her and for us as a family?
  • - Asked by Jane from North Carolina on 1/8/2008
  • My oldest daughter was not yet two when she went to Disney for the first time, and she still remembers that trip vividly.  It's a great age to take a child, and you'll have a wonderful time.  Our girls are 1, 3 and 5 right now so I'm well-versed in activities for that age.

    I highly recommend the Princess meal in Epcot (Norway) Akershus.  My girls love to wear a princess dress and see their favorite characters all in one place.  The princesses that are there do vary omewhat, but it's a pretty extensive list sure to please a little girl.  We opt for breakfast for the traditional American fare - lunch and dinner are more Norweigan and my girls won't eat it.

    We always make sure to catch the Playhouse Disney show in Hollywood Studios.  Our whole family enjoys it, and it wil be all-new starting in February with Handy Manny, Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, etc which sounds great!  The Play & Dine at Hollywood & Vine character meal in the Studios is also a big hit with my girls.

    I would also recommend Kilimanjaro Safaris and The Boneyard playground in Animal Kingdom, and It's a Small World, Storytime with Belle, and Goofy's Barnstormer.  Be sure to measure her before your trip if you're considering Barnstormer - there's a 35 inch height requirement.

    She's too young for the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but you might consider the Main Street Barbershop in the Magic Kingdom instead.  They can do an aborable princess look for her, and it will cost less for you in the process!

    Everything I named I said how fun it is for my girls, but we consider these all fun for the whole family activities.  Disney brings out the kid in all of us I guess!  :)
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