Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Nov 4, 2011
    Rachel from MD 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 helping plan a trip with 2 preschoolers. 5 days, 2 non-park hopper tickets just before Thanksgiving. I'm thinking mini-golf, the FW campfire, DTD & the pool as good non-park options. Is the weather warm enough? And what else would you suggest? Tha

    Welcome to the Moms Panel Rachel!

    Sounds like you've been doing some awesome research and have some great idea. Here are a few more suggestions:

    * Visit the resorts and check out the holiday displays. The Gingerbread House in the lobby of the Grand Floridian is amazing.
    * Take an old-fashioned, horse-drawn wagon ride that offers a 45-minute scenic tour around Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
    * Head over to the Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. This is the home to Cinderella's Ponies and the majestic horses seen in Magic Kingdom Park. Here you can take a carriage ride or a pony ride (guests ages 2 and older and under 45 inches).
    * Check out the activities at your resort.  When you check in, they will include an information sheet in your Welcome Package.
    * Rent a Surrey Bike. Kids love to sit in the front and kick back while the adults pedal.
    * Some resorts offer fishing from their docks (poles are available)
    * Go over to the Boardwalk area. In the evening they have street performers, food vendors, midway games and lots of live entertainment.
    * Some resorts have Children Activity Centers. This is a good place for them to visit if you want to have a little free time.

    Here are the averages for the month of November:
    * Average high temperature: 78.5
    * Average low temperature: 57.5
    * Average precipitation: 2.30

    Keep in mind that these are averages so it can vary. Right before your trip, check out the 10-day forecast at You can search the forecast for Disney World to see if there are any crazy weather patterns predicted during your visit. I think that if you visit the pool mid-afternoon, you'll likely be fine.  When my boys get chilly, we jump in the hot tub for a minute to warm up.

    Wishing you minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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