EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 19, 2012
    Lisa from IL 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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    It is our first time in Disney World. My husband and I are traveling with our 2 1/2 year old daughter and 4 1/2 old son. We are staying at The Wilderness Lodge. What itinerary do you suggest?

    Hello, Lisa!

    What an exciting trip you're about to take! Your family's first vacation to Walt Disney World!

    I highly recommend that you try to keep your pace as relaxed as possible, so that you get to see as much as you can, but a comfortable rate.  In order to do so, consider keeping park hopping to a minimum. Think one park each day, heading back to Disney's Wilderness Lodge for a nap / swim in the afternoon. Once refreshed and ready for dinner, you can either return to the same park, a resort restaurant or a restaurant in a different park, if you have the Park Hopper Option.

    Let me know if you do have the Park Hopper Option for your Magic Your Way Base Tickets, if you're on a Dining Plan and the dates of your stay. Park hours vary tremendously throughout the year, and there are ways to maximize your dining dollars, depending upon which / if you're on a Dining Plan.

    I'd plan on spending more time in Magic Kingdom Park, too, since your little ones are the perfect ages for most of that park; besides, it's where the magic began!

    Finally, take a look at this great link for traveling with Little Ones at Disney Theme Park. It's a great starting point, and may help you generate more questions, too. Feel free to send them my way! I'd love to help you plan the most magical trip for your little prince and princess!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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