Mom and daughter on Dumbo
  • On Jan 21, 2017
    Jamie from AL Asked

    We are planning our first trip with little ones (almost 3 year old and a 9 month old) what are things are preschooler would love to do? Things we should bring (autograph book etc?) can we bring our own stroller as well?

    Hi Jamie,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. How exciting that you are planning your first trip with little ones to the Walt Disney World Resort! As you can imagine, there are many experiences your almost 3-year old will enjoy. First, I suggest that you make Advanced Dining Reservations for Character Meals. There is nothing quite like dining with Mickey and Friends at Chef Mickey's. Since the characters come right to your table, you never have to worry about standing in line to see them! Second, there are lots of rides for preschoolers. To ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Peter Pan's Flight, or Frozen Ever After, guests can be any height. I would also recommend visiting The Boneyard, a play area at Animal Kingdom. 

    I would absolutely suggest that you bring an autograph book and a big pen. Some characters can grip bigger pens more easily. Yes, you can certainly bring your own stroller. Or you may use Stroller Rental at the parks. We also bring our own snacks. Doing so keeps us going throughout the day. Do not forget about the Baby Care Centers located throughout the parks. I would also advise you to bring hats and sunscreen. The sun can be intense. Finally, we bring princess dresses for our girls. This option fits our budget better than purchasing the dresses in the parks.

    I hope this helps!

    -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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