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Old 04-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Must Dos for 3 days in Disney???

We are cruising in August 2014 (7 night Eastern) with 2 kids 8 and 3. I am looking to tack on 3 Disney days prior to the cruise. What MUST we do?
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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The list is unlimited but my 4 must do are:

Pirates of the Caribbean
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
Jungle Cruise
Peter Pan Ride
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Assuming you have not been to Disney World before, and based on your kids' ages, I would suggest the Magic Kingdom for at least one day, maybe two. The attractions you choose should be based on what your kids like and don't like. There are attractions throughout all parks that can be scary to children due to the special effects and design for heights and / or speed. I'd also try Hollywood Studios for a day, then Animal Kingdom as a third choice. Epcot is nice, but can be boring for younger kids.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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We are cruising in August 2014 (7 night Eastern) with 2 kids 8 and 3. I am looking to tack on 3 Disney days prior to the cruise. What MUST we do?
Definitely unlimited choices. My son was 8 last time we went and his favorites were "everything Epcot". Soaring, test track, and mission space

Mine are sitting and watching the castle at fireworks time, soaring, and pirates of the Caribbean

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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Thanks! Hubby and I have been to Disney, but many years ago. Kids have not. Thanks for the replies. Keep them coming!
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #6
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Thanks! Hubby and I have been to Disney, but many years ago. Kids have not. Thanks for the replies. Keep them coming!
we went after the cruise last year and are going after our cruise this year (8/10EC)....

stay at an on site hotel, preferably one of the monorail resort hotels....make your dining reservations NOW before everything is sold out..

MUST see the fireworks at MK...Fantasmic at MGM is also a must...
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Definitely one or two full days at MK! My family actually puts HS last -- mainly shows and really nothing for the little kids to ride there. The kids got bored with that one pretty quickly. They actually like Epcot more than I thought they would. AK closes early, but there are a lot of things there for kids.
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If you asked my 7 year old his picks would be Epcot, MK and then HS. At 3 he would have picked MK, Epcot and then AK. All the parks have stuff that will appeal to both age groups. What are your kids into? My son is completely theme park obsessed (not just Disney) and has spent a lot of time on the computer looking at maps and youtube videos of rides. You could show your kids what's available and maybe let everyone in the family pick 3 must do's.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #9
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Since you only have three days for WDW, purchase a guide. Birnbaum (sp?) is our favorite. It breaks down each park, the rides and restaurants. They rate the rides by age, "thrills" and "health" issues. The information for the restaurants is extremely helpful...sit-down dining or quick service. If you've never been to WDW, just walking through the gates can be overwhelming. You don't want to waste valuable time trying to decide after you're in the Park. When we go we plan our day. (I make 3x5 cards with our "must do"s usually starting in the back of a particular park and working forward, opposite of what most people do.) BTW...we're "senior citizens" but children at heart...who love going to WDW! Have a great time!
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