1st time visitor what to do.

Discussion in 'Disney World Tips' started by Ruana74864, May 28, 2006.

  1. Ruana74864

    Ruana74864 Earning My Ears

    May 6, 2006
    What are the DO NOT miss things for each park. Definitely want to buy souvenirs from MGM, MK, EPCOT, and AK. Any suggestions?
  2. PolyFish

    PolyFish More Than Words Can Say

    May 21, 2006
    Do not miss the nightly fireworks:

    Wishes-Magic Kingdom

    They are breath-taking experiences.
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  4. Atchley

    Atchley "Bedsheets? Who invited that kid?"

    Mar 12, 2006
    See at least one parade while you are there. Also make sure that you check out the different shows. Don't just concentrate on the rides.

    Above all--Don't let anything or anyone get you down. You are at the Happiest Place on Earth!! pixiedust:
  5. dangler

    dangler <font color=darkorchid>TY, are we going to need a

    Mar 7, 2005
    Do not miss Fantasmic at MGM, it is amazing! We all loved Soarin at Epcot as well! Have a great time! princess:
  6. Grumpy's Wife

    Grumpy's Wife Dollar Tree gal here

    Jan 28, 2005
    There are so many great restaurants at WDW. Try one in the countries at EPCOT. :thumbsup2
  7. crazy*about*mickey

    crazy*about*mickey Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2006
    I agree. Fantasmic is not to be missed. When we go in December we are planning on seeing it twice. :wizard:
  8. juligrl

    juligrl DIS Veteran

    May 25, 2006
    Cinderellabration -- for the girl who ever wanted to be a princess!
  9. disneydoula

    disneydoula Grew up thinking she'd never get to go to WDW

    Feb 21, 2005
    I think the first trip to Disney is overwhelming. You want to see as much as possible in a limited amount of time. I would suggest doing one park a day, starting with Magic Kingdom, and then just do/see as much as possible. On your next trip, you'll know what you won't want to do again, and what you'll want to focus on.
  10. madison66

    madison66 Mouseketeer

    Oct 23, 2000
  11. smep013

    smep013 DVC Member

    May 17, 2006
    Fastpass is key - if you are unsure about what it is - ask here or read-up. It makes things a lot easier. On my first trip - we did a park a day and made it to Downtown Disney, Pleasure Island and Typhoon Lagoon. We were only there 4 days! Try it all out and if you miss something - don't worry - because you can see it next time. My favorities not to miss:

    MK: Mickey's Philharmagic and for a first timer the Tea Cups and Small World rides.
    AK: It's a Big Life and the Safari.
    MGM: Honey I Shrunk the Audience, The Movie Ride is fun too
    Epcot: The countries of course! (Go on the ride in Mexico, it's fun and COOL in there!)

    Have fun!
  12. isis151miu

    isis151miu Disney Fanatic

    May 26, 2006
    Here's things I suggest not to miss!

    -Illuminations in Epcot. This is THE BEST show in Disney, hands down.

    -Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach (if you like water parks, that is)
    If you only have time to do one, blizzard beach is better.

    Epcot: Mission Space, Soarin, Spaceship Earth
    MGM: Tower of Terror, Rockin Rollercoaster, Star Tours, Muppet 3D
    MK: Thunder Mountain Railroad, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear, Pirates of the Carribean (reopens July 1st)
    Animal Kingdom: Expedition Everest, Dinosaur, Kilimanjaro Safari

    -If you like video games, Disney Quest is really fun

    -If you're into nightlife, check out pleasure island

    -Best restaurants:
    A lot of people really like the restaurants in the world showcase. Make it a point to go to at least one of these during your stay. Mexico's San Angel Inn provides a really cool atmosphere. None of the restaurants exhibit 5-star caliber, but if you're willing to spend more money on your meal, try the California Grill on top of the Contemporary, or the Coral Reef in Epcot. In the MK, the Crystal Palace serves a wonderful buffet, with characters present! But my all-time favorite place to eat in Disney is the Rainforest Cafe (AK & DD).

    -Ride on the monorail

    -If you're staying at a Disney Resort, set aside an afternoon to check out the Grand Florridean.

    -In the MK, take the time to appreciate Mainstreet, as this is where it all started.
  13. crazy*about*mickey

    crazy*about*mickey Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2006
    For a first timer, I would suggest that Fantasmic is a MUST SEE. It is at MGM and is the best show I think. :sunny:

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