Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 9, 2012
    Karla Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Going to Disney June 3rd - 7th & plan to visit all disney parks. We will be visiting with our 6 year old &8 month old daugthers. Looking for any helpful hints to get the most of the parks with such an age difference. Thanks!

    Hey Karla, How exciting that your little princesses will be visiting Walt Disney World in June! On rides that have a height restriction that your eight-month-old will be unable to ride, ask the cast member at the entrance of the attraction for a rider swap. Rider Swap is when Guests take turns waiting with youngsters too small to ride a certain attraction, then "swap" with another adult Guest from their party to experience the ride without standing in line twice.Your six year old will love getting to experience the attraction twice! Also, utilize Disney's Fast PASS Service, which is complimentary to all park guests.This amazing perk allows guests to decrease their wait times on popular attractions offering the Fast PASS Service.Follow the link I provided to learn more.If you will be staying on Disney property, I would suggest that utilizing Extra Magic Hours.Each day, one of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks opens one hour early or remains open up to 3 hours after regular closing time.Our family always takes advantage of Extra Magic Hours in the mornings when the kids are at their best to really maximize our time in the parks.There are Baby Care Centers located at all of the theme parks, which are great areas to take your baby to get out of the sun for a bit.These are great areas where you can feed and change your "littlest one" while your six-year-old keeps enjoying the park with a family member.We always enjoy going back to our Disney resort midday for that much needed nap/break, especially when we travel in the warmer months.We have even split up with one parent napping with the "little ones" and one parent taking the older kids down for some "pool time." I find that we are then able to return to the parks later in the day refreshed and ready to experience the park's evening activities!I am out of room, but please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you!Best wishes for a Magical Trip! Jodie
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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