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  • On Feb 17, 2014
    Kelly from TN Asked

    my family and i will be taking our 1st trip to Disney World in June 2014. i've never been as a kid myself. so what kind of advice can you give me? we are traveling with a 9 & 10 year old.. thanks so much in advance

    Hi Kelly,

    How exciting to be planning your first trip to Walt Disney World, where everyone can be a kid! I think there are a few things you can do to make your trip smoother. You might want to have a general outline of which park you are going to visit on which day. Before we had traveled to Disney frequently, I would go to the library and check out a copy of Birnbaum's Walt Disney World and The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World. Both guide books also have kid's versions. We would look at the guides as a family to see which attractions and shows we were the most interested in. We tried to pick a few things to do at each park and then anything else we were able to do was a bonus!

    If you can decide on a general outline, you might want to make a dining reservation or two. We have trips where we have reservations every day and other trips where we only do quick service dining. If you have your heart set on any of the table service restaurants, you can make those reservations now. 

    You didn't mention if you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. If you are, you will be able to make FastPass+ selections sixty days in advance of your vacation. You can make those through My Disney Experience. 

    I hope these suggestions give you a start. If you have any other questions, please be sure to come back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 
    Wishing you happy planning and a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I am married to my favorite person in the world and together we have a teenaged son and daughter plus an assortment of animals. We have been visiting Walt Disney World since before the kids were born so I have a family of experts supporting me. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan your trip to Walt Disney World! Learn More About Amy

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