Mom And Daughter Resort Room
  • On Mar 12, 2011
    Michelle from PA 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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    I'm considering taking my daughter to Disney when she is five (she turned two in January) I want to plan a year or more before. I'm not sure if we should do the Disney Cruise or Disney in Orlando? I'm looking to get the most for our money. How do I start?

    Hi Michelle! Thanks for submitting this question to the Disney World Moms Panel! Disney Cruise Line (DCL) and the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) are both amazing family vacation destinations. The answer to your question depends on the type of vacation your family would prefer to experience. My family has loved both of these Disney destinations for different reasons. However, I will share that we cruised with our children on the Disney Magic before their very first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort. My youngest was only three months old when he became a Castaway Club member! My oldest was only five years old at the time. The ideal scenario would be to combine both portions in one trip. Take a look at Karen's video titled Surf & Turf for solid tips on how to experience both destinations in one amazing Disney vacation. We had the opportunity to do a Surf & Turf trip last summer and plan on repeating the experience. For instance, planning for both will afford your family the opportunity to enjoy the rides in Magic Kingdom, as well as, delight in a magical Castaway Cay shore excursion. Sampling a Surf & Turf will also allow you to determine which type of vacation experience is better suited to your family's preferences. Whichever option you choose to experience, WDW, DCL, or both, your family is sure to have a memorable Disney vacation! Please let me know if I may be of any further assistance.
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Meet the Panelist: Ritzy, Rhode Island

People describe my love for Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line as intoxicating and contagious! My family fell in love with the Disney Magic aboard our first Disney cruise with Captain Mickey in 2006. I personally love to spread pixie dust, as I truly enjoy sharing my Disney experience with everyone! Learn More About Ritzy

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