EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Dec 12, 2012
    Jill from IL 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.

    I'd love some advice. My girls (4 and 7) will be getting up super early to make our flight to Disney World. Should I spring the trip on them so they get their sleep the night before, or enjoy counting down days and suffer a late night? I'm torn.

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your great question, Jill! Based on my own personal experience, I would recommend surprising your children the morning you leave allowing them a good night's sleep. I have surprised my children with many Walt DIsney World vacations over the years. I can honestly say that surprising the kids has been a lot of fun for my husband and me, but especially fun for my four children. My fourteen year old actually asks us now to surprise her because she has had so many magical memories over the years of being surprised that she actually prefers the element of surprise over being able to count down the days to our next trip. I have also found that on planned trips to the "Most Magical Place on Earth" that my children have struggled with going to sleep the night before due to anticipation. I hope this helps in making your decision. Please feel free to visit me again with any additional questions. Best wishes for a magical trip, Jill!
    Happy Planning,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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