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  • On Dec 5, 2015
    Kourtney from IA 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 want to take our kids on a cruise in 2017. They will be 6 and 1 1/2. We would like to leave from Florida and go to WDW also. When is the best time of year to go and what cruise ship is best? Thanks

    Welcome aboard, Kourtney!

    You and your husband have something awesome brewing... a magical land and sea vacation is my kind of vacation too! It doesn't get better than that -- you can enjoy the parks first, and then set sail out on the high seas for a fun and relaxing family vacation. Having 2 kids is tough work. Parents definitely need their vacation... which usually includes bonding time with the kids, but also some mom & dad alone time. You'll be refreshed and recharged after your cruise.

    Although, it's fun to visit Walt Disney World anytime throughout the year, I still think the holidays would top my list for the best time to plan a visit. Whether it be Halloween or Christmas -- I think it's an extra magical time to go. The parks will be decorated beautifully -- and the ships will be adorned with so much whimsy, you'll be amazed at the transformation. The Disney Dream's home port is less than an hour away from the parks. It's a great first time cruise out to the Bahamas and you get to visit Disney's private island, Castaway Cay!

    There's something for everyone when you vacation with Disney. Visiting the parks is a spectacular way of spending some hard-earned vacation time. And when you add-on a Disney Cruise... you've just catapulted yourself to a whole new level of vacationing. This is a different way to do Disney - and you'll love every second of it.

    Come back with any more questions, Kourtney. We're always happy to help!
    ~ Dolly

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Meet the Panelist: Dolly, California

I'm a full-time working mom anchored by an active family who shares the passion for travel, food and music! Our 2 teens have grown up sailing on the Disney Cruise Line and sharing the magic with other working families brings us so much pride and Pixie Dust! Learn More About Dolly

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