Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 21, 2012
    Rebecca from TN 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.

    Hey there ! This is our first "full" family trip to WDW ... We have a 5 yr.old little girl & nearly 17 yr old son ... We have 4 days & just want to see (but enjoy first) as much as possible in those 4 days ... We need HELP !!

    Hi Rebecca!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel!

    I have three suggestions:
    1. Pick up the tour book "The Complete Walt Disney World" by Julie and Mike Neal.  It is a great book for first time visitors as it is full of information and tips, but is not overwhelming.  It is also a beautiful book full of color photographs.  It will give you a good feel of everything there is to do at Walt Disney World.
    2. Visit the independent website  Touring Plans is the website for the research team behind the "Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World".   They are famous in the Disney fan community for producing a crowd calendar that predicts the crowd levels in the various parks; they make recommendations on which parks to visit on which day and which to avoid.  That information can help you plan our your vacation.  Also, depending on the time of year you are visiting, you should also consider using one of their touring plans.  It's basically a step by step guide on what attractions to experience when to reduce your wait in lines.  Their recommendations are based on years of data collection and a lot of math.  As an engineer, I'm a huge fan of their work.
    3. Write back to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel with more questions.  Our responses are limited in length, but we can definitely help.  In fact, you can send questions directly to me.

    I hope this helps to get you started.  Please write back!

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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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