Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Mar 13, 2009
    Corrine Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Me, my brother, and three children (boys 7&2, girl 4) are going to disney world for our first visit this summer. If we get the dates I hope we will be celebrating DD's 4th birthday there. How do I plan our 6 day vacation and make everyone happy?

    Hi, Corinne!  It sounds like this is going to be a wonderful trip for you guys! 

    The way we do it in my family is I try to let each child plan a day.  Fortunately for me, I have three kids who all prefer different parks - Disney's Hollywood Studios for the eight year old; EPCOT for the 17 year old; and Magic Kingdom or Animal Kingdom for the almost four year old.  You can offer to let each child choose  a day, then go through the website at to let them plan the day.  Have them tell you what attractions are ones they don't want to miss, and let them choose the dining experiences they find most interesting.  With six days, that leaves a couple of spare days for you and your brother to see and do the things that the kids haven't already planned, and it allows for time to revisit the theme parks that you've all had the best time visiting.

    Book your meals as soon as you know which ones you want to go to so you avoid disappointment, and make sure you take advantage of the birthday offers for your birthday girl!  If you are there on her birthday, she gets either free admission or one of the other wonderful birthday offers!

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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