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  • On Jan 21, 2008
    Julie from LA Asked

    HELP!!! We are visiting WDW Feb. 3-7 for the 1st time and I AM COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED! My boys are 7 & 9, we are staying at MUSIC w/Dining. I would appreciate any suggestions/advice for making this a memorable trip for the entire family.

    Hi, Julie, yes, it can be overwhelming but simultaneously so exciting.  Once you arrive on Sunday, head out to the bus, and head to a park, since you are at Pop Century, I would recommend Animal Kingdom, its close, and probably won't be too crowded on Sunday.  If you don't have a hopper pass, than I would head to a park that is open much later.  The hotel will give you the parks hours, and any special events that are going on the week you are visiting Walt Disney World.  Stop by  the resort gift shop and pick up a lanyard and a few pins to trade, if you have time, look for some starter pins on ebay, and then when you arrive, saves time.  Pin trading is an inexpensive way to collect souvenirs.  Cast Members will trade, and its a lot of fun for the kids.  If you have a rainy day, the least crowded park is generally Epcot, because, though the attractions are indoors, the walk between the attractions is significant at times.  Hollywood Studios, our family believes to be the smallest park, and we can get through easily in a day or less, but a great place to go in the rain, everything is close by, and many of the attractions are indoors.  There's a great shop for souvenirs at the Marketplace, in Downtown Disney called Mickey's Mart "Everything ten dollars and under", great way to satisfy the kids need of souvenirs as well.  Have a fantastic first vacation!!!  Good Luck!!  Heather M.
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Georgia

I live in a tiny rural town in the heart of Georgia. Disney World is one place we all agree is a place where time stops, where laughter is first and all the pains and sorrows melt away. Learn More About Heather

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