Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 6, 2013
    Christina 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!! My family and I are coming to Disney for Spring Break for a 5 days. I have not been to Disney in 15 years and my husband and kids have never been. My kids will 11, 8, 7, and 5. I was just hoping for some general suggestions to make their trip the best


    The most important thing you need to do is a bit of planning, and you will be fine. A few suggestions on what you need to do;

    Plan where you will stay: I am assuming that you already have that in place, but if not you just want to pick what locale best matches your budget, and your traveling party needs.

    Plan what you will do: This can seem overwhelming to most, but you can split it into two steps: Where to go each day, and what "Must Do" activities you have for each day. More below on these two steps.

    Plan where to eat: Dining at Walt Disney World can be a very important part of any trip, but the only thing you really need to concern yourself is what table service meals you want to have as part of your trip, and then where you fit them into your itinerary. 

    So what to do? With your kids you want to figure out what parks on what days. With 5 days, I would say that you probably want to go to the Magic Kingdom for 2 of the 5 days, and then each of the other three parks for a day each. If one of those other three parks does not really appeal to you, then you might consider instead a third day at the Magic Kingdom. There is just that much to do there for any family.

    Then you want to figure out what park on what day. I can help with that. Write me back closer to your travel time (about 6-7 months out) and tell me the dates of when you are going, and I can suggest best parks to visit on each day. 

    Finally, what to do in each park? Just start looking at the attractions in each park, and figure out what really appeals to you. Let the kids help in the planning, as that makes it fun for them too!

    I hope this helps et you a start? Write me back with any follow-up questions and I can help more!

    Have a magical vacation!
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I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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