What can I say, my daughter and I love Disney. Our favorites parks are Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and the Magic Kingdom. At home, she loves princesses and animals so you see the reasons behind our favorites. Since I travel with a young one, we have learned quite a few Disney World tips.
Disney World Tips: #1
I have found it is important to plan out your day to get the most enjoyment for both you and your little one(s). That may sound like a no-brainer, but it is amazing how busy things get before a trip!
A few days prior to going to the park I reviewed the rides in the parks we were planning to visit and set a plan for which rides and when we wanted to be at the ride.
Also review videos, of the rides you have chosen, to see if you think your child will enjoy them.
Visit my site on YouTube, here, to see the videos of some of our favorites.
Disney World Tips: #2
You can set up your FastPass ahead of your arrival and I recommend this as well. This plus everything listed above will be a huge help. Out of all the Disney World tips, this may be what I recommend the most.
Disney World Tips: #3
Next recommendation is to arrive early. We arrived at the park about one hour before the gates opened. That gave us the time we needed to get through security and hop the bus to Epcot (yes the Monorail was down the morning we went).
Upon arrival at Epcot, we immediately went to the “Frozen Ever After” ride. We do love this ride, especially the surprise. Don’t want to spoil the surprise so that is all the information you get. We then went to “Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Summerhus” and then back to fast pass time for a second ride on “Frozen Ever After”. We finished just in time to have brunch with Princesses at “ Princesses Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall”.
All of these activities are located in Norway at Epcot so it was easy to move from one activity to the next. The brunch was a wonderful experience. All of my daughter’s favorites were there. Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, and Princess Aurora all graced us with their beauty and visited each child at their table for photographs and autographs. There was also a Princess procession where the Disney Princesses and all the little princesses walked around the entire banquet hall. This was a special moment for my daughter.
Our Experience Using Our Disney World Tips
The brunch was a buffet with a variety of fruits, pastries, bread, salmon and cheeses. They delivered to the table fresh scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. They readily brought seconds of any of these items you desired. For me and my daughter, this was a perfect time and perfect event. I didn’t feel rushed in any way and my little one, who has some difficulty sitting still especially when she is so excited had space and freedom to move about. I highly recommend this for anyone that loves princesses.
After our brunch, we were on the Monorail back to the Magic Kingdom to have some more fun! As I noted early I had planned out our day ahead of time, so I knew exactly where to head to first, Adventure Land.
We had not visited this land in the park and there were two rides I thought my daughter would enjoy. We did both the “Jungle Cruise” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. The boat ride was relaxing and our tour guide funny. The “Pirates of the Caribbean “ ride had some slightly frightening animated characters. I say this because my daughter (at age 3) has not been exposed to some of the sites on this ride. She did well, probably better than me. After these two adventures, we were off to Fantasy Land. This is probably her favorite land. We headed to “Mad Tea Party” then “Under the Sea~Journey of The Little Mermaid”.
Using Our Fast Pass
Since Tomorrow Land was right next to the area where these two rides were located, I scheduled a Fast Pass to reduce our wait time so after the first two rides, we had just enough time to grab a snack and head to the Speedway. She loves to steer the car and go around the track. When I was little, I loved this type of ride too, so I guess she gets it from me.
“Peter Pan’s Flight” and “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” were next on our agenda as they are on the path to the front of the park. I scheduled a fast pass for the Peter Pan ride and it was not our scheduled time yet so we rode the Winnie the Pooh ride first. After the ride, we still had some time and I had a hungry little one, so a bite to eat followed by a sweet treat of a Mickey Mouse ice cream and it was time for “Peter Pan’s Flight”. We hadn’t experienced this ride before and we both recommend it.
By about 7 pm we were tired, hot and ready to shop so we headed to the shops. By the time we got there my daughter was sound asleep, this actually gave me time to look around. Thus ending another day of making lasting memories with my daughter at Disney.