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  • On Jun 20, 2022
    Nick from LA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was hoping someone can create a plan for myself and my 4 year old son to spend 4-5 days in Orlando. Specifically around July 26 - August 1. I havent been to any of the parks in over 20 years.

    Welcome to planDisney Nick!

    Aw, a getaway to Walt Disney World with your 4 year old son sounds like fun! You will create some memories that will last a lifetime. I love looking back at pictures of my kids strolling down Main Street U.S.A when they were little. Everything is so magical at that age!

    Get Started by choosing your dates and resort. I suggest one of the Value Resorts. Pop Century is a great option with its fun atmosphere and access to the Disney Skyliner. The food court, Everything POP is perfect for a little one with lots of "kid food" options. During a break at Pop, walk over to Art of Animation to visit the Cars section of the resort. Your son will love seeing Lightning McQueen, Sally, and the Radiator Springs friends!

    I would plan on 4 days of park time, 1 day for each park. Each park will not take a whole day, but you don't want to push too hard with kids. Start in the mornings, hop back to your resort for a mid-day break and a swim, then if you are up to it, back to the park for dinner and fireworks. If you think you would like to visit multiple parks in the same day, add on the Park Hopper option when purchasing your Theme Park Tickets. If you go this route, 3 days might be enough park days. Take a day off during your vacation to lounge at the pool or head to Disney Springs for some shopping and dining fun. 

    You might want to look into booking a Dining Reservation at Chef Mickey's. You will enjoy a nice meal while getting the chance to see Mickey, Minnie, and their pals! Little ones love dining at this restaurant, located in Disney's Contemporary Resort. The monorail zips right through the concourse overhead - always a hit with kids! 

    Wishing you and your little Mouseketeer an amazing adventure when you visit Walt Disney World this summer! Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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