Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 1, 2014
    Terry from PA Asked

    I am trying to develop an itinerary for our first vacation to WDW for my 5yr old and 6yr old. We are staying from Mar 23 until Mar 28th. Needing ideas and suggestions of how make the most of your vacation.

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Moms Panel and asking your question. I know how it feels to sit down to create a great itinerary for your first vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth. The first time I took my son, it was overwhelming and exciting. While there is no way I can help plan your whole trip within this tiny answer box, I do have a few tips for you:
    • Utilize FastPass+. This wonderful Walt Disney World Resort service is going to be your saving grace when it comes to planning. You can set up times when you'll visit the most popular attractions, like Toy Story Mania and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Once you have those times set, you can plan when you'll stop to eat, snack time, and even nap or rest time.
    • Use the Disney Dining Plan. We rave about the dining plan to everyone that's planning their first trip. You are able to pay for your meals ahead of time, book reservations before you even arrive and not have the stress of figuring out where to eat once you are at the Resort. With small children, this is a great timesaver.
    • Let your kids dictate where to go. Walt Disney World is created for the kid in all of us, so why not let your kiddos lead the way? Let them try a ride that they spot from across the way, or stop and try a new treat. I think this is how lifelong memories are made.
    • Stop and watch the parades and fireworks. You'll never forget them and neither will your kids. 

    There's tons more I could share, so please feel free to come back and ask as many questions as you'd like. We're always here to help.

    Have a fantastical Disney day!

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Meet the Panelist: Amiyrah, New Jersey

I'm a Disney thrill ride seeker, Star Wars fangirl and Air Force Sergeant whose name literally means "Princess." Pixie Dust is in my blood, and I'm passing that magic along to my husband, little fairy daughter, "Imagineer-in-training" son, and Winnie The Pooh sized baby boy. Learn More About Amiyrah

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