Mom And Son On Run
  • On Jul 22, 2008
    Jennifer from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have booked a trip Christmas week 2008. We are traveling w/my 2 year old son. I'm a bit worried about the crowds. Any advice and tips on how to make our days run smoothly with a toddler?

    Hi Jennifer,

    Though the holidays at Disney World are extra magical, they are extra crowded! We are planning on being there this holiday as well, and we are doing a very modified touring plan.

    I have asked my princesses to pick their must sees during our week and promise them that and no more. Everything else is the sprinkles on the ice cream sundae!

    For your little one, I would recommend sticking to his schedule as much as possible. If he is an early riser, get up go to the parks and maybe head back to your resort for an afternoon snooze. Also, make sure you have a comfortable stroller for touring and snacks in case you get stuck in a line, and he needs a quick fix. Also, bubbles are a great trick to make waiting quicker. Heather, one of the other panelists, created a video with you in mind.

    Finally, make sure you have booked your Advance Dining Reservations. I think is the biggest mistake guests make with little ones.  By scheduling a table service meal, you can determine if your little one needs to go home or keep on going.

    Remember to enjoy the small things namely your son!
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Meet the Panelist: Beth, New York

My name is Beth C. and I love Disney. Since I can remember Disney has been a part of my life including my first movie in the theater – "The Aristocats." Learn More About Beth

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