Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Jun 22, 2014
    Nikolai from NC Asked

    HELP! Vaca in 7 days 29-5 July and dont know where to start. We have hopper plus water park, dinning and never been to Disney. 3 adults and, girl 17, boy 10, G-15. Staying at AK. My son loves prehistoric and science. Where do we start where do we eat. Ahh

    Hi Nikolai! Congratulations on your very first magical trip to Walt Disney World Resort! It's going to be epic...but don't worry, I've got your back with some helpful Disney hints and tricks I've learned along the way.

    Get ready to be blown away by the majestic surroundings at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, there is simply no other place like it anywhere. Best of all, you're right next to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park - the largest animal theme park in the world, so start your theme park experience there.

    You've got a lot of magical experiences to cover so my best advice is to begin early each day visiting a different park of your choice and utilizing your 3 FastPass+ selection benefits for the top attractions. Our faves include...
    Disney's Magic Kingdom: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain
    Disney's Hollywood Studios: Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n Roller Coaster, Star Tours
    Epcot: Soarin’ or Test Track, Mission Space, Living with the Land
    Disney's Animal Kingdom: Dinosaur, Expedition Everest, Kilimanjaro Safaris

    Take some time to enjoy the unique features and iconic spots of each park, recharge with lunch then hit a water park to cool down.

    With the Disney Dining Plan you can enjoy sampling the variety of great restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort. Be sure to check out Boma - Flavors of Africa located at Jambo House and Rainforest Cafe while you’re at Disney's Animal Kingdom, it’s an out of this world experience! After dinner, you'll be ready to "hop" to another theme park for more attractions and exciting nighttime entertainment. Enjoy IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot and Wishes Nighttime Spectacular at Magic Kingdom.

    Be sure to download the My Disney Experience Mobile App and get your special "1st Visit" buttons when you check-in! I hope your first Disney visit is magical and memorable!
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Meet the Panelist: Juliette, Georgia

I'm a high-spirited Mom of 4. You say "vacation" and I'll tell you why for our family of 6, there's no better way than the Disney way! Since becoming Disney Vacation Club members, our dreams of travel quickly turn into magical memories again and again...I'm a real world example of the endless vacation possibilities available with the magic of Disney Parks and Disney Vacation Club. Learn More About Juliette

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