Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 11, 2011
    Rebecca from IA 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.

    My husband & i are bringing our 2 boys ages 4&5 to disney world 1/2/12 - 1/12/12. We were wondering what parks on which days would be best for us? We do not want to spend all day everyday at the parks we want to spend some day/evening at the hotel

    Hi Rebecca!

    WOW! You're planning nice long vacation. Can I confess that I'm just a bit jealous?

    Personally, I would recommend checking in at your resort, enjoying yourself, and then heading over to the Magic Kingdom on your first full day. I would suggest making a dinner reservation somewhere in the park- perhaps the Crystal Palace so you can dine with Pooh & Friends. Top off your night with a viewing of Wishes!

    Now, for the rest of your days, I think you can be somewhat flexible. Personally, I like to alternate longer park touring days with shorter ones so my feet can recover! For instance, if I've spent a full day at Epcot, my next day might be a short one at Hollywood Studios.

    Fantasmic! is a must-do for our family, so be sure to schedule time to see it at Hollywood Studios. If you're interested, there is also a Fantasmic Dining Package that might work for you. If you go for this meal plan, our favorite restaurant choice is Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. Or, if you prefer to forgo the Fantasmic dining package, a great restaurant choice at the Studios is the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater!

    Perhaps halfway though your vacation, you can schedule some shopping and dining time at Downtown Disney. Sleep late, enjoy a quick dip in your resort pool and THEN head over for great food and shopping. On days where you won't be spending a full day touring, a dinner reservation at a resort other than the one you're staying at. You'll get a chance to explore a little more of the resorts and enjoy some great dining venues. I love trips to the Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you head there, be sure to ask for a calendar of events at the lobby concierge. There are quite a few fun *and free* activities that your family may love!

    Have a WONDERFUL trip!
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Our family of four is an adventurous and nerdy bunch! Vacations match our lifestyle with tons of action, rides, park-hopping and over-the-top experiences. Dining is tops too! From scrumptious snacks to vegetarian meals, we enjoy it all! Learn More About Kathie

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