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  • On Apr 29, 2011
    Jennifer from NJ 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.

    Hi! My family (me, my husband, and my 6, 4, 2 year olds) are planning a Disney vacation, and we are unsure whether to fly to Disney World for a week, or take the Disney Magic cruise out of NYC. What is your opinion based on the ages of our children?!

    Hi, Jennifer!

    Oh...let's have our cake and eat it, too! Traveling with four kids over the past 16+ years has made me appreciate that no one pampers and entertains quite like Disney Cruise Line (DCL).  My bottom-line advice? Take advantage of DCL being in your backyard!

    You may want to consider an 8-night Bahamian Disney Cruise which sails out of New York City and spends a day each in Nassau, Castaway Cay and Port Canaveral.  It even includes a one-day Walt Disney World Park Hopper Pass for each person in your family!

    On a Disney Cruise, everyone is going to think that the voyage was designed specifically for each of them. Kids are wow-ed, and mom and dad relax and rejuvenate. Time together and separately are cherished equally. Plus, you get the entertainment, dining, accommodations, service and travel expenses all built into your cruise fare. On the Disney Magic, you'll get up close and personal time with the characters alleviating that time in the parks. Plus, you'll have amazing dining experiences on board -- which can save you time and money by-passing table meals at the resort. With the ages of your children, I highly recommend spending your port day at the Magic Kingdom with the flexibility of taking the monorail over to Epcot for a few hours, too.

    Then, when everyone in your family is more mobile and can endure long, multiple days in the parks, take a week or so and experience all there is to see and do at the four theme parks, two water parks and seemingly countless options for dining, recreation, shopping, entertainment and fun at Walt Disney World.

    I hope that helps you plan. Let me know what you decide to do, and I'd be happy to answer more questions you may have as you make your vacation decisions. Have a wonderful day and a magical vacation. Bon voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Andi, Alabama

Anchors aweigh! Time to set sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, and I'm just the mom to help you navigate the waters of planning. From stem to stern to ports of call, I'll show you the ropes of pixie-dusted vessels filled with magic and adventure. Learn More About Andi

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