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  • On Sep 5, 2022
    Cheryl from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We want to go to to Disney from January 1 - January 8. We are thinking about maybe driving from Chicago, but it is 18 hours. Is this worth it with a 6 and 3 year old and what are your suggestions?

    Hi Cheryl! Welcome to planDisney!

    I'm so excited to hEAR that you may be visiting The Most Magical Place on Earth early next year! Even in January you and your party will still be able to experience the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort and all the magic and celebration that comes with it! The Beacons of Magic are calling you and I really think that your little ones will enjoy the magic and wonder of the Resort as much as you enjoy watching them take it all in. 

    My very first trip to the Resort was when I was three and my sister was six, and while I may not remember every detail I certainly remember the extra special moments, like getting a kiss from Minnie Mouse at a Character Dining Experience! I always encourage families to travel with their little ones because seeing Walt Disney World through a preschooler's eyes is mesmerizing. Here, "it's a small world" becomes a favorite tune, story books literally come to life, and late-night Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars become magical memories that last a lifetime.  

    If you choose to officially start planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation you know planDisney is here to help you every step of the way.  With two little ones, I would highly suggest making a reservation at one of the over 25 Disney Resorts Collections hotels, as this puts you as close as possible to the Theme Parks, keeps you surrounded by the magic, and gives you plenty of special benefits like extra time in the Parks just for Guests of Disney Resorts.  

    With over 100 (yes, 100!) rides and attractions with no height requirement you and your children will have so many ways to have fun together.  From flying on The Magic Carpets of Aladdin to shooting lasers at Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin to enjoying the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade, where you can wave to all your favorite character pals, there are endless ways to enjoy the Parks and spend quality time with your little family. 

    Please stop by and see us again if you would like to hear more or have any other Disney planning questions!
    Ashley M
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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Massachusetts

Hi All, I'm Ashley! From the very beginning Walt Disney World Resort has always been a part of my life. As a child I excitedly helped to plan family trips, as a young adult I planned our "happily ever after" right on Disney property, and now I'm lucky enough to plan magical vacations for my three incredible children. When we're not taking in the enchanting experiences of the parks, we're home in Massachusetts, probably planning our next trip! Learn More About Ashley

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