Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On May 8, 2012
    Tom from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My family and I are visiting Disney next week..it will b the first time for my Hubby and 2yr. old son. We will be there for 5 days. He still takes a afternoon nap so how should we best plan our day in order to have no midday melt downs but still see all?

    First of all, Tom, it isn't feasible to see everything during a five-day trip.  I have visited many, many times over the years and still I haven't seen everything.  What I can recommend is a general touring plan that will help to maximize your time.  I strongly suggest getting an early start in the theme parks.  Arrive a good thirty minutes before the park opens and be among the first to get in.  In most cases, you will enjoy a good three hours or so of low crowds.  Enjoy the morning in the park and then head back to the resort for your son's nap in the heat of the day.  Once he is refreshed and recharged, you can head back to the park for dinner, more attractions and evening entertainment.  My preference for avoiding crowds is to get an early start rather than stay late, especially with kids.  I think that if you follow my suggestion, you will make the most of your time while still allowing for naps.  Enjoy!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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