Fireworks at Magic Kingdom
  • On Sep 8, 2016
    Christina from PA Asked

    I booked a trip for me and my husband for Sept 2017. He has never been there and I was 7 when I last went (32 yrs ago). We are staying for 2 weeks. What are the first MUST DO things at each park (in your opinion) so I know how to start planning?

    Hi, Christina!

    Welcome to Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Planning a first trip to Walt Disney World with your Prince Charming is so special!

    Decide where you would like to dine each day; Advanced Dining Reservations open 180 days prior to arrival. Compare park hours and place dining reservation in or near a park you'll visit. Next, plan 3 FastPass+ options per park, per day. You can secure those opens 30 days (60 if staying at a WDW Resort hotel) pre-arrival. The first three or four in each list are my picks:

    Magic Kingdom: MK Mountain Range: Space Mountain; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Splash Mountain. Also, Pirates of the Caribbean, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Mickey's PhilharMagic, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Under the Sea-Journey of The Little Mermaid, and classics Peter Pan's Flight, "it's a small world" and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. End MK days with Celebrate the Magic and Wishes nighttime spectacular.

    Epcot: Soarin'; Mission: SPACE; Test Track; Frozen Ever After; The Seas with Nemo & Friends; Spaceship Earth; Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros; Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. Close Epcot days with IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Mania; Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith; The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror; Star Tours-The Adventures Continue; Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular; Fantasmic!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: Kilimanjaro Safaris; Expedition Everest; Legend of the Forbidden Mountain; Kali River Rapids; DINOSAUR. Nighttime fun at AK is not to be missed!

    Happy planning!

    Andrea H
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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