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  • On Jul 21, 2013
    Kim 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 this will be our first time at Disney I am traveling with little ones what would be the best way to experience our vacation at Disney world?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Kim!

    A first trip to Disney is always super exciting and it can be a little overwhelming especially when you're traveling with little ones. I've been traveling with my boys since they were born & I'm excited to offer you some tips & recommendations.

    * If your budget will allow it, stay at a resort on the Resort Monorail Line. You'll likely spend a lot of time in the Magic Kingdom with little ones and that will give you easy access to your hotel for naps and breaks.
    * Go to the parks early when they are at their freshest.
    * Take breaks - they'll need time to be free of standing in lines.
    * Try to stick to their schedules for meals & keep them fed. There are lots of healthy options in the parks. Bring your own snacks & drinks to save money & time waiting in line for them.
    * Don't plan out every minute. Go at their pace. Let them explore & lead the way. I usually only make 1 dining reservation per day & play the rest of the day by ear.
    * Make sure they have some down time away from the parks. Depending on how long you're staying, plan a day (or 1/2 a day) to relax by the pool. Some resorts also have playgrounds.
    * Bring something to keep them entertained in line or play games with them while you're waiting.
    * If you're in the parks & you see they have had enough, leave. You may not get to do everything, but you'll enjoy everything you do.
    * Here are some stroller tips.

    I'm out of room for this answer but happy to assist you further if you'd like to visit again. I'm hEAR for you!

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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