Little girl on dad's shoulders in front of Cinderella Castle
  • On Jul 7, 2016
    Patricia from NY Asked

    Hello moms, it's my first time going to Disney with my 8 year old girl, what will be the best option to go first? I am going to the 4 parks. Which one should I go first?

    Hi Patricia,

    I am sure your little princess is beyond excited to head to the magic. She is at a perfect age to experience so much that there is to offer. My daughter is about the same age and our last visit to Walt Disney World was perhaps one of her favorites because she could do so many more of the attractions and did not get as tired.

    I highly recommend going to Magic Kingdom first among the four parks. It is my personal favorite, as it is the most iconic with Cinderella Castle, and the walk up Main Street, U.S.A. still gives me chills of excitement every single visit, even at my 40 years of age. Fantasyland is full of fairy tale fun including Princess Fairytale Hall, Enchanted Tales with Belle, and Under the Sea-Journey of the Little Mermaid. My all-time favorite ride is Peter Pan's Flight. Other favorites at Magic Kingdom are Splash Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain.

    If you haven't already, I would strongly suggest getting dining reservations for either Be Our Guest Restaurant or Cinderella's Royal Table. These dining spots are the perfect place to be treated like royalty. Keep in mind that these hugely popular restaurants do tend to book up very quickly and can be booked up to 180 days prior to your visit either online or by calling (407) WDW-DINE (939-3463). 

    I hope this helps you determine the best itinerary for your sweet daughter. You will have an unforgettable trip, no matter what the order.

    Happy Planning!
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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