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Reviews & tips for traveling to Walt Disney World with young kids

Month: April 2016

Attraction Reaction: Gran Fiesta Tour

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If someone told you that there is nothing for younger kids to do in Epcot’s World Showcase, then they probably haven’t been on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros (Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito).

Based on the animated 1944 Disney film The Three Caballeros, this slow-moving boat ride is located in the back corner of Epcot’s Mexico pavilion (open during regular World Showcase hours).  The Three Caballeros have a musical performance scheduled, but Donald Duck is missing.  Throughout the boat ride, you see Donald Duck enjoying some of Mexico’s most famous sites, with Jose Carioca and Panchito searching for him a few steps behind.

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Walt Disney World “Firsts”

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A first visit to Walt Disney World is special enough, but there are also a number of other “firsts” your child (or even you!) can experience to make even more magical memories.

(Tip: On a first visit, be sure to get a free “1st Visit!” Disney pin to wear.  You can pick one up from Guest Services, the front desk of Disney hotels, and often from the check-out counters of Disney stores in the parks or Disney Springs.)

Uniquely Disney “Firsts”:

  • Disney Park – Tater’s first park (and the first park that many visit) was the Magic Kingdom.  Nothing says “Welcome to Disney” like walking down Main Street and getting your first glimpse of the Cinderella Castle.

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  • Disney Ride – We chose Dumbo as Tater’s first ride, as it was one of my favorites as a child.  Sure enough, he’s been on it half a dozen times now, and it remains a must-do any time we visit the Magic Kingdom.

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