Mom And Daughter Outside Grand Floridian; costume; pool
  • On Apr 24, 2015
    Leander from CA 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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    Hello! My family and I will be heading to DW in July for the first time. I have a 4 year old and soon to be 14 year old, any suggestions on things to do to make this a memorable experience for the both of them? We will be staying at the AKV.

    Hi Leander!

    I always tell folks that Walt Disney World is the ultimate vacation destination because there are so many attractions and activities that are fun for family members of all ages. On our next trip my oldest will be 13 while my youngest will be 3, so I totally understand needing to keep everyone happy!

    Make it a priority to visit the attractions that everyone will enjoy together. Our favorites include Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story Midway Mania, and Kilimanjaro Safaris. 

    Don’t be afraid to divide and conquer. If your little one wants to meet a special character, but your older child must ride Space Mountain, don’t be afraid to split up so that both kids can experience their “must-do’s”. To capture all those magical moments, we purchase Memory Maker on every trip. This means I’ll have all the PhotoPass photos from our vacation, including on-ride photos for select attractions and character meet-and greets that have a photographer. Even if we separate for a short time, I have awesome photos of everyone’s vacation fun.

    Another idea would be to book something extra special for each child. Your youngest family member may enjoy a makeover at The Pirate’s League or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Maybe your teen would appreciate Dine with an Imagineer, or Disney’s Dolphins in Depth experience? 

    I hope some of these suggestions are helpful. Let me know if you have additional questions I can help with!

    Wishing you Membership Magic!
    -Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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