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  • On Mar 3, 2013
    Krista 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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    First trip in late May/early June! 5 year old girl and just turned 3 year old boy. Should we avoid Memorial Day weekend? Which parks/attractions will be good for that age? Would like pool time at a hotel and afternoon naps, any suggestions? Thank

    Hi Krista! Lots of info to share and might not get it all in so keep asking!

    Personally I would definitely avoid the Memorial Day weekend. That can tend to be more crowded just because many of the local Floridians take time to visit the park as well as the long distance guests. If you can arrive shortly after that it would be your best bet as June will pick up as schools are out for the summer.

    All four parks have wonderful things for that age group including Epcot which so many feel is an adult park. If you can spend at least one day in each park and then repeat the Magic Kingdom it would be a perfect plan. I suggest you arrive at a park when it opens including if it has Extra Magic Hours as that is the best way to avoid lines. You can do quite a bit in those first few hours and then retreat back to your resort for afternoon naps and pool time. Then you can hop on the bus and return for the evening back to the parks for dinner and shows and more attractions if you wish.

    The Magic Kingdom has numerous attractions that your children will love and thus I feel you will need two days there to see it all and experience the magic. The new Fantasyland addition is drawing many guests so expect that area to be the most crowded. Hollywood Studios will have a few things such as Disney Junior and Toy Story Mania which will entertain the kids. We love the Animal Kingdom for our grandchildren as the shows are amazing and who doesn't love to watch animals on the Safari ride. Take time for the train ride out to Rafiki's Planet Watch where you will find animals you can pet and more to learn about. When in Epcot make sure you head to Turtle Talk With is just one of many that are a must. I suggest you read through the attractions on the website and make notes for those you feel your children will be most interested in. Prioritize and then make a list and let them help with the planning.

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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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