My family is visiting Disney for the first time June. We arrive on June 26 and leave on July 3. We have 3 day passes and would like to spend one day each at MK, AK and Epcot. We are also taking our two older kids to Universal for Harry Potter one day and doing Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in Disney Springs one day for our younger two. We would love any suggestions and advice you may have!!
Might or might not want to try Tiffins - Photo by Cliff Wang
Heather, you're going to Disney World, that's so much fun! I love the idea of a first time trip, I'm all about getting those kids started on the love of Walt Disney, sharing the love of Walt Disney. In fact, I know this is a shameless plug, but I think that the number one thing you should do is go get my book.
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Yeah I know, it's my book, but this is what my book is all about. It's about planning a trip to Walt Disney World, especially if you don't know about Walt Disney World, it's really written for first time guests.
Go to Amazon.com and get Dad's Simple Fun Magic Guide to Walt Disney World Planning, it will help you put together a plan, you need a plan, first time visitors need a plan.
The book is all about planning a trip and how you can plan your trip from right now, all the way through time to come home. Every step you need to take is in the book and it will help you figure out what you want to do. It's not my plan for Walt Disney World, it's your plan for Walt Disney World. So that's the main thing, when you're planning a trip to Walt Disney World, when you're looking at what to do, look at the things you want to do. If Space Mountain is something that makes you uneasy, don't go on it, don't plan it, just because somebody said, "Oh, you gotta ride it," doesn't mean you have to ride it. Do what you want to do.
We talk about this all the time, but my assistants are foodies, and they're always talking about going to places like, Tiffins. Tiffins just comes to mind right off the bat, it's a restaurant in Animal Kingdom. They're talking about going to Tiffins, I look at the menu at Tiffins and said, "Uh-uh, I'm not going there."
We're all different and that's one of the things that book talks about, how we're all different and it's important for you to make a plan with what you want to do.
That's where I'd start, be sure you get a plan, make a plan, have a plan. You can't treat Walt Disney World like you would do a normal vacation, where you're just going to relax, you have to go with a plan. So get a plan, make a plan, and have fun, just have fun.
Dad's Bottom Line
That's the bottom line. You need two things: You need a plan, and you need to have fun. Boom, that's it.