Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jul 22, 2013
    Jaime Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    It's our first trip to Disney (DD 3, DS 1.5). We arrive at the hotel Mon at ~12pm. Tues we're at MK, Weds AK, Thurs HS, Fri back at MK, Sat home. I want to save MK for Tues (BBB at 8:15am). Where should we go/do when we arrive on Mon afternoon with 2 kids?

    Jaime,

    When I have travel plans that get me to my resort after the lunch hour on my arrival day, I like to do a non-park activity. I don't do this just to save the money of buying another park ticket, but also to explore some of the other cool stuff that is on Walt Disney World property. Here are my top choices of things to do;

    Swim and Dine: We like to take an extended afternoon swim at the resort, followed by a fun character meal or dinner show (or other similarly fun dining experience like the Whispering Canyon Cafe) to kick off the vacation in a fun style.

    Do the Town: Downtown Disney has so much to offer, but we often can't seem to fit it into our schedule. So an afternoon of shopping, paired with an early dinner, means fun for the family. Plus we can get back to the hotel for an early bedtime that allows us to be fresh and ready for our first full day.

    Take a Walk: A BoardWalk, that is. It makes for a quieter evening than Downtown Disney, but that can be good, especially with younger kids like you have. Get some ice cream before you go, and again you can go to bed early to prepare for your first big day!

    Write me back if you want to explore details on any of these ideas.

    Have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the Moms Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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