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  • On Jan 5, 2009
    Edward from NC 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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    I will be going to Disney in June and I have four kids one 14 one 9 and 18 month old twins. I was wondering if the little ones would be better off with my mother or will they have fun at disney too. 


    Our family was faced with the same dilemma in the fall of 2006 when we had to decide whether or not to take our 22-month-old with our 10-, 8-, and 6-year old. Ultimately, we decided to let him stay with the grandparents. Our reasoning wasn't economic as he could have eaten at no charge, visited the parks at no charge, and stayed in the room at no charge. It was more a decision of logistics and creating a special time together with the three older children, who, quite honestly, had played back seat to the new baby in the house. In hindsight, I'd do the same thing without trepidation. I was amazed at how much ground we were able to cover without wheeling a stroller or stopping for diaper changes and how enjoyable meals were without toddler outbursts; additionally, we were able to stay in the parks longer.

    On the flip side, I think a child any age would love the parks, and you may not be planning another trip to Disney World any time soon. You didn't mention having a spouse or other adult in your party, but keep in mind that, although one infant can stay in a room, two is another thing, and this scenario might limit your choice of accommodations. If another adult is in your party, you would need to look for a room that accommodates five plus an infant (Port Orleans Riverside would be an option as would some of the rooms at the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian) or consider a villa. Regardless, my recommendation, though, would be the Jazz Suites at All-Star Music or the cabins at Fort Wilderness so you have a kitchenette, room to spread out, and a separate room for the younger ones to nap.
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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