• On Jan 12, 2018
    Buffy from TX 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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    Hi, We are bring our 2 old grandson to Disney to celebrate his b-day. Any advice on what to bring and things to do with him. This is not our first visit just his..

    Hi Buffy! Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Your grandson is at the PERFECT age for a trip to Walt Disney World Resort. We last brought our son at 20 months, and oh goodness, there is almost TOO much to do for preschoolers.

    You'll for sure want to bring a few snack items that your grandson likes, just in case in the excitement of the day he doesn't want to eat at meal time, or is like my son and refuses the chicken nuggets that you ordered because they don't look like the ones he's used to eating at home. You're allowed to bring in as many outside snacks or meal items as you'd like to carry, so long as the only glass containers are baby food jars. If he still naps, decide now if you'd like to carve out time in the day to go back to your resort hotel for a rest, or if he'll be okay napping in a stroller while in the parks. And bring a jar of bubbles, or other small activities, as distractions during lines or while waiting for parades to start.

    As for what to do we really enjoyed Meeting Mickey on Main Street U.S.A., we loved loving on animals at the Affection Section in Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, and bring a swimsuit in addition to a change of clothes to both Epcot and Magic Kingdom Park as both have a splash pad where kids can cool off and run out some energy.

    Your whole family is going to have an amazing time, Buffy. Make sure your grandson gets a Birthday celebration button from your resort hotel or at guest services, and save a piece of cake for Mickey!

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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I'm a mom to the best ride buddy and a military spouse who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Disneyland and Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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