Mom And Son Giraffe
  • On Feb 4, 2011
    Alyssa from IN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the best way to handle long lines with a potty training/newly potty trained 3yo?

    Hi Alyssa, I have to say that this questions brings back some huge memories of my daughter for me!  When my daughter was about 3 years old she was OBSESSED with visiting every public bathroom of every establishment we visited.  Can you imagine what it was like at Disney World?  Super frustrating! 

    Since I didn't know if she was faking or really had to go, I would opt for taking her to the bathroom.  I would leave my husband in the line, make a mad dash for the bathroom, and be back just in time.  "Excuse me, potty emergency, dad waiting on line" was my speech, and no one was bothered.  The Guests are mostly  parents after all.  If you're really close to getting on the ride, tell a Castmember who is working the ride.  A lot of times we were given a Fast Pass to return.  There were only a few occasions where we would have to start all over again.  That was only when the shift had changed, and the Castmember I had spoken to was gone by the time we got back.

    My suggestion is this.  I would make my daughter go to the bathroom after every two rides (sounds excessive, but those lines were long).  You might also want to try Pull Ups....that's what I did for my son.  He never said he wanted to go!  Let's just say...the Pull Ups were a life/trip saving instrument! 

    I hope you have a wonderful time!!!!
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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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