• On Jan 9, 2020
    Leah from OH 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.

    We have 3 full days in our upcoming trip with our 2 year old, with two planned for parks. We were planning on spending the middle day at the pool/Disney Springs. Is that a good idea? Or should we consider a 3rd day at the parks? Other suggestions?

    Hello Leah!

    You’ve stopped by with another fantastic question! 

    In my personal experience, I feel that one of the reasons that my family trips to the Walt Disney World Resort have been so successful is because I have scheduled some downtime into our vacations. With so many things to experience, one of these vacations can quickly become an overwhelming experience.

    When my children were little, we always split up our Theme Park days. We did exactly what you are planning on doing. We placed a “relax” day in between park visits. It was careful not to have to rush around in the morning. We would wake up and have a leisurely breakfast at our Resort hotel. After breakfast, we spent most of the morning and early afternoon at the pool. After that, we typically head back to our room for a shower and even a nap.

    I love spending an evening at Disney Springs. With over 100 shops, 62 dining locations, and 22 entertainment options, there is something for everyone. My favorite thing to do is eat! I highly recommend choosing a dining location and making an Advance Dining Reservation. Two of my favorite places to dine are at Morimoto Asia and Jaleo by Jose Andres. Be sure to check out the World Of Disney Store as well!

    I hope that you can find a little bit of downtime during this most exciting visit!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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