Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 20, 2013
    Shannon 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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    My husband and I will be heading to Disney world for 4 days with our 22 month old son. We will be staying at the Polynesian. We will only be there for 4 days so wont be able to see & do everything. Can you recommend any must see & do places/events?

    Hi there Shannon!  Spending time on the grounds of Disney's Polynesian Resort is a destination in itself.  From the chair swings to the Nanea Volcano Pool to the beach, I'm confident that you will fall in love with this Resort.  You may want to consider carving out at least a half day just to enjoy the grounds of the Polynesian.

    There are so many things to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort, and focusing on some "must do's" for your 4 days is a great plan.  With your 22 month old Prince in mind,  I would strongly suggest that you spend at least one full day at Magic Kingdom Park.  Some "not to be missed" attractions for him are Peter Pan's Flight, Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, It's a Small World, the Magic Carpets of Aladdin and Dumbo!  There are also several play areas throughout the Park that he will surely enjoy.  As far as the other 3 major Parks, it's really a personal decision for you to make based on your son's interests. What entertains him the most? Is it Disney Junior or Toy Story? If so, then visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios is a must.  Is he enchanted by real animals? Perhaps a journey through the savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park is the right choice.  Epcot may interest him with The Seas with Nemo & Friends.  Take a gander at this information regarding the Theme Parks & Water Parks.  This should help you narrow it down!

    You may also want to consider booking a Character Meal.  There are so many wonderful ones to choose from . How about Chef Mickey's, for example? These descriptions may help you decide.

    I wish you and your family a MAGICAL vacation, Shannon!


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Meet the Panelist: Jacqui, Illinois

A Walt Disney World veteran traveler since the early 1970's, I can't wait to help you plan the most MAGICAL vacation.  I am a Disney Vacation Club Member and an Annual Passholder.  Whether you need tips for traveling with babies, toddlers, adolescents, adults or seniors, I can help you create the most Pixie Dusted adventure. There aren't many things our family hasn't experienced at Walt Disney World, and I would love to make suggestions so that you will have the vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Jacqui

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