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  • On Sep 6, 2014
    Jonathan from GA Asked

    We are bringing out 2 1/2 yr old son to Disney for his first time. Are there any helpful hints you can give us? Is there anything we should do since it is his first time? we are so excited and want to make the most of his first visit. Our son loves Mickey

    Hi Jonathan ~

    Taking your child to Disney for the first time is always super exciting! There is nothing like seeing the magic through the eyes of your child. Be sure to pick up a "1st Visit" button for your son at your Disney Resort Hotel or any theme park Guest Relations location. You never know what pixie dust will come his way.

    I have been traveling to Disney World with my boys since they were born. Here are some tips for traveling with toddlers that I have found helpful during our trips.

    A character meal is a great way to meet the characters. You get to enjoy a fabulous meal while waiting for the characters to come to you. Chef Mickey's and the Crystal Palace are two of my boys' favorites.

    I would recommend spending a couple of days at the Magic Kingdom. There are so many things for little Mouseketeers to do there including these pre-schooler favorites. If your son loves Mickey (and so do I!), be sure to visit Mickey in the Town Square Theater. He talks at this location!

    "Disney Junior - Live on Stage!" at Disney's Hollywood Studios is another big hit with pre-schoolers. Your son can also meet some great characters there like Jake from Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

    Be sure to take advantage of Disney PhotoPass Service so that you can all be in the pictures and let them capture your special memories.

    Please feel free to visit us with all of your planning questions. We'll be hEAR for you up until you embark on your pixie dusted trail!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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