• On Jan 21, 2021
    Kenneth from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have a family trip coming up in May (8 adults, 1 pre-teen, 6 toddlers). What are some suggestions for things we can do as a group given the current health and safety measures?

    Hi Kenneth,

    How nice of you to drop by with such a great question! 

    May is a beautiful time of year to visit the Walt Disney World Resort. I am impressed with your courage - six toddlers? One thing is certain, you will have lots of unforgettable memories! Even with the enhanced safety measures I know your little ones will have a grand time.

    First, plan some time at the resort. Enjoy the pool. If you have not visited before, make sure to review the pool availability at your resort hotel prior to your trip. On our last visit in December, we stayed at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and they had Holiday Ceramics on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for an additional fee. So, be on the lookout for resort activities when you arrive. We also had Movies Under the Stars a few nights during that visit. Check the schedule at your resort hotel.

    Keep an eye on the recreational activities for updates. Note that some experiences are listed as temporarily unavailable. If you have not done so already, definitely make a few advanced dining reservations with character experiences. Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera is one of our favorites! Also make sure you have downloaded the Play Disney Parks Mobile App. Using Stories of the Enchanted Gallery in the mobile app, you can create themed art inspired by Disney stories at Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

    Finally, one of my favorite activities with little ones involves animals! On our last visit, we had a dining reservation at Sanaa and requested a window table. We were able to see animals while we dined. We also walked outside afterwards and enjoyed talking with a lovely Cast Member who told us all about the animals that were in view. When you get to Disney's Animal Kingdom, hop on the Wildlife Express Train to Rafiki's Planet Watch. If you have some artists in the group, do the Animation Experience at Conservation Station. Check the train departure times as soon as you get to the park!

    Kenneth, I hope this helps. Of course, you know there are lots of attractions throughout the parks. Be on the lookout for other entertainment including character cavalcades and flotillas. These appear throughout the day and we saw them every day while there! If your kids are like mine and like to build, consider taking them to Droid Depot to build a droid. This was no easy task, so I do suggest you follow the age recommendations. Each builder can have one guest, so the adults can help the little ones. Your pre-teen might really enjoy this activity.

    Sending lots of extra pixie dusted patience your way as you prepare for this trip with those little ones!

    Magic and memories,

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