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  • On Oct 8, 2018
    Alison from OH Asked

    My husband and I very much want to enjoy Disney World with our first born, giving him lots of attention, while bringing along his new brother/sister (yet to be born). Is 3 years old too young for a first trip?

    Hi Alison,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! First trips to the Walt Disney World Resort are so exciting to plan!

    Of course, I think 3-years old is a perfect age to visit. I suggest that you review the Planning Guide for Preschool Kids & Little Ones first. When our girls were younger, they loved all of the parks. Magic Kingdom has so many attractions for little ones. They giggled on Mad Tea Party, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo the Flying Elephant. At Disney's Animal Kingdom, they were in awe of the animals and at Epcot, one of them was just barely tall enough to ride Soarin' Around the World. She was so excited when the cast member gave her the thumbs up to ride!

    As you plan, be sure to check for Special Offers on vacation packages. We prefer to do character meals rather than stand in line at the parks to see characters, so I suggest that you choose a few that your little one might enjoy. Some of our favorites are Cinderella's Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Chef Mickey's, The Crystal Palace, Hollywood & Vine and 1900 Park Fare. Remember to make advanced dining reservations and bring an autograph book to collect those signatures.

    Alison, for our girls' first trip, we also decorated a savings jar and they put in their extra change to help us save money for the trip. They had a great time decorating the jar and it was one of those early lessons in planning!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
    Donyell



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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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