Mom And Son On Run
  • On Dec 30, 2012
    Christina from OH Asked

    It's our 1st trip to WDW 2/20-2/25! I'm running the princess 1/2. My 4 yr princess & 1 yr prince are so excited. We booked a character meal. What parks are best for this age? We want to a more laid back approach to Disney & just enjoy quality momen

    Hi, Christina!

    Wow! Your first trip to Walt Disney World is a very special event for a family; I'm so happy that you came here for advice!

    With a princess and prince of those ages, first visit Magic Kingdom. So many classic attractions are packed into that park, so even the littlest Guests can enjoy days there without having to be excluded from too much. Plus, as soon as you walk down Main Street U.S.A. with the iconic Cinderella Castle before you, you'll all feel the magic of this very special place. With the opening of the New Fantasyland expansion, there is even more to experience, so two days here are a must.

    Now, each of the other parks offer some extra-special experiences for little ones as well, so you really can't go wrong with any of them. For a shorter day, head to Disney's Animal Kingdom. Kilimanjaro Safaris is unlike anything you can experience anywhere else, so head there first. Next, see Finding Nemo-The Musical, The Festival of the Lion King and take the WIldlife Express Train up to Rafiki's Planet Watch. When the little ones need to burn off some energy, head to The Boneyard, where they can climb, slide and dig until that extra energy is gone. Lots of characters are waiting at Camp Minnie-Mickey, too.

    For another relaxing, low-key day, head to Epcot.  It's such a large park that it often feels far less crowded, and there are lots of hands-on activities for your little ones, too. Be sure to have a stroller for both of them, though, as their little legs will surely need a break to cover so much territory.

    For a wonderful source of tips for families traveling to WDW with young children, go to DisneyWorld.com and enter "traveling with little ones" into the search bar. The first item on the list is a gold mine of information, and attractions that are appropriate for little ones will be listed below, too.

    Happy planning! Be sure to send more questions as you think of them, Christina. We love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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