• On Nov 15, 2019
    Ashley from TX 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, 3 yr old son and me are staying at Wilderness Lodge in a bunk bed room. At home we do not bedshare with our son and our son has his own room. He is light and sound sensitive. What advice do you have for making bedtime easier for him?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ashley!

    Your family is in for a wonderful adventure at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.  A bunk bed room at this resort was where my family stayed when we all traveled together to Walt Disney World Resort for my daughter's first visit when she was three years old.  I hope you love staying here as much as we do!

    When my little travelers were young, they struggled to sleep with so many new distractions to keep them awake each night.  After that first vacation with very little sleep, we found a couple things that seemed to work well for them. 

    A few weeks before we traveled, we would start having my little ones wear earplugs that are specially made for children. My daughter also started wearing a night mask to keep her eyes closed and the light from bothering her, but my son didn't like having this around his head.  If light still seems to be an issue, you can have your son sleep in the bottom bunk and hang blankets from the top bunk to create a fun (and dark!) tent for him to camp in for the night.

    Don't underestimate how tired your little one may be after a day at the parks!  A warm bath before bed may be enough to do the trick!  If he still has energy, let him splash around a bit in the resort pools to drain his batteries.

    During your stay next month, steal a moment to take in all of the beautiful holiday decorations at your resort.  Disney's Wilderness Lodge has a gorgeous Christmas tree in the lobby, as well as a brand new gingerbread cabin!  If you have time, take an afternoon to visit some of the other resorts to see how they have decked their halls for the holidays.  A great way to do this is by taking a ride on the monorail around to all of the Magic Kingdom resorts including Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa to see their life-sized Gingerbread House!

    Enjoy making magical memories together this holiday season!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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