Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Jan 16, 2015
    Christine from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Where is the best place to stay and what is the best way to manage getting around the park for a single mom with three children - ages 9, 7, and 7?

    Hi Christine! Thanks so much for visiting us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am also a single mother, so I understand our special situation and all of the issues that one might run into with this family dynamic. The good news is, you should have no problem navigating the parks or getting on the rides. Cast Members always do a great job of keeping groups together. Plus you have three little helpers to keep things running smoothly.

    I always find that it is best to approach each day with a plan and a backup plan. I keep a small binder of reservations, FastPass+ times, and any other scheduled event that we want to participate in. This helps me maintain order so I don't go crazy. Being a single mother is sometimes enough to make you forget what your own name is! 

    I'm unsure what your needs are as far as budget or interests, but I do highly suggest any monorail resort. These resorts are extremely convenient as they are just a monorail or water taxi ride away from the Magic Kingdom. It is so nice to just hop on the water taxi back 'home' at park closing instead of waiting for a packed bus. This could be a great option for your family. Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is a really fun South Pacific-inspired resort that your children might enjoy. It is also the home of 'Ohana, which is a great option for a character breakfast. I plan to take my son for breakfast to see Lilo, Stitch, & other friends on our next vacation.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to stop by!

    Have a magical Walt Disney World vacation.
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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