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  • On May 26, 2011
    Shawnna 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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    My husband and I are wanting to plan our first trip to WDW with our four children ages 7,6,4 and 2. What would be the best time of year to bring young chidren ie Christmas, spring or summer? Also are there any events or places that we "have to" g

    You've got your hands full, Shawnna!  So do we; we're a family of six also.  For your family's first visit to Disney, I'd suggest a visit in the late spring (think May) if that's doable.  If you are able to swing a trip then you'll avoid the majority of the spring break/Easter holiday crowds.  My second choice would be late summer (end of August) because it would also provide you with a somewhat less crowded time to visit.  My last choice would be Christmas, not for a lack of magic, but because it is a crazy busy time of year and I can't--in good faith--recommend that for your family's first trip! 

    To make the most of your visit, I'd suggest trying to stay for at least a week and visiting each park at least once.  As soon as you nail down a time frame for your trip, come back and ask the moms for special event suggestions pertaining the month of your visit!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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