Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Apr 29, 2015
    Kristen from SC 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 planning our first trip to Disney in 2016, My son will be 2 at the time of the trip and I am looking for any advise that can be given. Especially on resorts, park hoppers rides and etc. WE ARE SO EXCITED!!! :-) Thanks so much

    How wonderful that you are planning your first trip! Our 20 year old son was 2 years old for his first trip, so I am so excited for you remembering how much fun he had on his first Disney trip.

    One of the first things I would do is to order the Free Disney Parks Planning DVD, which will help to provide you with more information about Walt Disney World. As you begin looking at the resorts, it is helpful to know there are 3 levels of resorts: value, moderate, and deluxe. The value resorts are more budget-friendly, but still have the perks and magic of a Disney resort. The moderates increase in cost and have more amenities while the deluxe resorts offer the most amenities and space, including closer proximity to the theme parks. I'd look over the resorts' theming, amenities, and costs to see which best fits your needs and tastes. Once you've narrowed down some choices, feel free to send us more specific questions. 

    To learn more about the attractions, you may find the Planning for Pre-School Kids & Little Ones Guide helpful. I also really like the website as it offers a variety of touring plans that provide guests with plans tailored toward their needs, such as traveling with little ones, to walk them through the must-see attractions and the order in which to visit them.  It does have a small cost, but one I find worthwhile.

    Another website I visit regularly is as it provides oodles of good Disney dining news. Similarly, is another source of Disney information.  And of course, the Disney Parks Blog is incredibly helpful. As you have additional questions, please let us know. We are happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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