Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 19, 2008
    Heather from NJ 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.

    Coming to DW April 7-13 and trying to figure out how to see everything (parades, night shows, etc) while still giving the kids (2,4,6) a break to swim at the hotel. Are there any parades that are must-see? Any we might skip? (Have dinner res. @6pm. too)

    Heather,

    I think trying to see everything is a big mistake.  The only thing that guarantees is tears and frustration.

    However, you can still see many things at Disney and not feel rushed. I think going back to the hotel in the afternoon is a great idea.  Disney can be overwhelming for your children and to give them down time is smart.

    I am not  a big fan of the evening parades at the Magic Kingdom yet I love the fireworks there (my personal favorite;))  I do love the afternoon parade.  I have not seen the new parade at the Hollywood Studios but the old parade was my favorite so I am hoping they improved on it.  Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios is unique but can be scary to your little ones though mine were fine at that age and one is a chicken:) EPCOT's Illuminations is a family favorite.

    Dinner at six is a smart move.  You can all take break and figure out where to go next. If you are all tired, go back to your hotel and start fresh the next day.

    I would also ask your six and four year what they would like to see.  This way they control a part of their trip and it is fun to see their eyes light up when they get to their "part".

    Have a magical vacation!
    Beth
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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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