Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Mar 2, 2010
    Colleen from NJ 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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    HI everyone! we want to visit the park (1st timers) for the 1st week of October, i haven't booked ANYthing yet overwhelmed! we want to stay in the park so that narrows it down somewhat but where and what to do? 2 adults and a 4 and 6 year old girls.

    Hi Colleen,

    You and your girls must be so excited! While there is something for everyone at Walt Disney World, your girls are at that age when everything is especially magical!  You're picking a great week to go.  There will be all of the excitement of Halloween with low crowds and warm weather - PERFECT!

    The first thing you want to do is choose a resort.  Since you haven't been there before, I will tell you that you'll probably be surprised at it's size.  WDW is huge; it think it's been compared to the size of Manhattan!  There are no resorts located directly in the parks, themselves.  However, most of the deluxe resorts have easy access to at least one park.  Because of the ages of your girls, I recommend staying at a resort close to the Magic Kingdom. 

    The Grand Floridian and Polynesian are both great resorts that have monorail access to both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Wilderness Lodge has easy access, via boat, to the Magic Kingdom, and I think it's usually a little bit less costly, so it might be a great option as well.

    Once you decide on a resort, you'll want to purchase tickets.  It's easiest to get a Magic Your Way package with tickets and resort together.  I recommend getting Park Hopper tickets that allow you to visit more than one park each day; however, you can save quite a bit of money, by sticking to the one park per day option -- either way can work, but planning your days will depend on what you decide.

    Once you have your travel plans arranged, come back and ask some follow up questions.  You can either ask me directly, or ask a general question.  All of the mom's would be more than happy to help you plan where to dine and what attractions to put on your must do list.

    Hope this helps.  Have a magical time planning!

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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