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  • On Apr 28, 2011
    Amber from NY Asked

    We arrive Sunday for our familiesfirst trip to Disney. I'm worried that there won't be a lot of activities for my daughter (almost 3) to do. Any advice?

    Hi!

    You really shouldn't have any problems at all.  Most of the attractions at Walt Disney World are designed for the whole family.  Sure there are some thrill rides that only appeal to other children and adults, but they are really few and far between.  For example, my wife doesn't enjoy amusement parks because she doesn't like intense rides, motion simulators, getting wet, etc, but absolutely loves a Disney vacation. 

    For example, in the Magic Kingdom, your daughter should be able to do every attraction at the Magic Kingdom, except:

    Space Mountain
    Splash Mountain
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    Snow White's Scary Adventures
    Stitch's Great Escape

    Just the name of the Haunted Mansion attraction might make that attraction too scary, but it really isn't.  Some 3 year olds love it, while others won't step in it.  My own son, age 6, wouldn't go inside the Haunted Mansion from age 2 to 5!

    Be sure to order the free Walt Disney World planning DVD.  I also recommend picking up the book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  There are a lot of good tour books out there, but I especially like this for first timers as it is packed with photos and some good tips; the photos help to get everybody excited for the trip and give a glimpse of all of the wonderful things to do inside and outside of the theme parks. 

    Enjoy planning and write back if you have any more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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