Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Jan 10, 2010
    Karen from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    This is our first trip to WDW, w/ 6 & 8yr.old boys 2/15-2/21. Staying at PortOrleans R. Should we plan to go back to rest/swim in the afternoon? Or stay for our 6pm reservations? We have a reservation to meet 9 others, each night in each park.

    From our personal experience, we have typically allowed a rest time during the afternoon to unwind a bit by taking a dip in the pool, taking a nap, enjoying the play areas at the resort (Port Orleans Riverside has a fun one next to the main pool), or taking advantage of the one of resort activities (arts & crafts, games, arcade etc).  Even now as my are kids older, it still helps us to do that and fight off the "grumpies."  It is easy to get run-down at WDW, so we want to do our best to avoid that.

    Since nap time isn't a necessary part of our day anymore as I imagine it isn't for you either, you may just want to take a "temperature" of everyone's mood and and energy level each day.  If everyone is excited and ready to keep going, you may not need to take a break one day; but perhaps the next day you will.

    Have a great trip.  Having a chance to meet up with 9 others sounds terrific!
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Meet the Panelist: Kara, Nebraska

I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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