Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 31, 2015
    Amber from VI 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.

    8 day stay Nov 10-17, son's first visit, and 5th bday, is memory maker worth it? Will have a rental car, staying at POP, when to use car bs resort transportation? Do you recommend a stroller for a 5 yo even if he hasn't used one in years?

    Hello Amber!

    Congratulations on your upcoming visit! You are sure to have a magical time with your son's first visit and 5th birthday. What a great way to celebrate!

    I definitely think that Disney's Memory Maker is worth it, especially for such an important trip. You'll of course want to cherish all of the magical moments from his very first trip to Walt Disney World Resort and Memory Maker makes it so easy to do so. I love that it includes unlimited downloads of all of our captured moments, but it also makes sharing our memories easy and creating some great gifts for the family a breeze. As far as the stroller question, yes, I rented one for my son all the way up until he was about 7, even though he quit using them at home at around 2 or 3. It's estimated on average Guests walk 7-10 miles per day, so their little legs get tired quickly. We like to order from outside companies such as Kingdom Strollers because of the comfort, storage, and ability to use it outside of the parks. Regarding transportation, it's solely up to you. I like being chauffeured around, so we almost always use resort transportation, but there are plenty of times where a car would come in really handy such as early morning dining reservations, the need to get to a location in a set time, or to have the ability to grab some extra groceries. 

    Have an incredible trip, Amber. If I can offer you any more assistance, please let me know.

    Magical Wishes,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Colorado

Hi-ya, Pals! I'm Lauren, a wife and mother of three who's enjoyed many special occasions at Walt Disney World Resort with my family and friends. From graduations to birthdays, and even our Fairy Tale Honeymoon we’ve loved celebrating at the most Magical Place on Earth. I now have pre-teens who check wait times in the My Disney Experience App just for fun, so I look for any excuse to return "home" often and would love to help you plan a little extra Pixie Dust for your next magical adventure. Learn More About Lauren

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