My first memory of Disney is the terror of being in a pitch-black dome strapped to a roller coaster with no clue if we were going up or down next. It wasn’t that Space Mountain’s twists and turns were too much but not being able to brace myself for each one while planets were spinning around me was magic. Horrible, wonderful, magic.
This year, we decided our kids were ready for the excitement, adventure, and exhaustion. However, it’s been over two decades since I’ve stepped foot in a Disney park, and besides knowing Space Mountain is still there, I don’t know how to navigate it as a parent.
We’ve already planned the big things like staying on-site and eating at Cinderella’s castle, but I want to know the inside scoop of day-to-day Disney so we can all enjoy ourselves at a one meltdown per person per day. We have tickets to all the parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom) but plan to go to the Magic Kingdom twice will we are there because our kids are 4 and 7 and we were told it’s going to be their favorite park. Feel free to disagree!
What made things easier when you went?
What made things harder?
What rides are not-to-miss?
What countries in Epcot are the best to eat and/or to visit?
Can I wait to buy my daughter’s princess dress at Disney? (She wants to be Elsa from Frozen for the Cinderella lunch.)
Will the stores have choices for my son to wear? (He wants to be Kristoff from Frozen for the Cinderella lunch.)
What night events are not-to-miss?
What am I not asking that I should be asking?
Thank you. I really want this to be amazing for my kids and maybe not so exhausting for us that I can imagine going back.