• On Sep 29, 2015
    Paige from GA 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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    Hi! I'm planning a 3 day trip to Disney World in February and trying to figure out what parks we should go to in what order. I have a 2 year old so I am trying to be strategic in planning our trip! Any suggestions that would make our trip the best? Thanks!

    Hello Paige! I know February sounds like a long way off, but the time will fly by and before you know it you'll be walking down Main Street U.S.A. February is a great time to visit because crowd levels are typically low with the exception of the holiday week. When I travel to Walt Disney World with my family, we usually spend a day in each park and two days at Magic Kingdom. Since you have three days to work with, I suggest picking your top three parks and spending a day in each. If you have Park Hopper tickets you might be able to 'hop' to another park after one closes. We do this on our Animal Kingdom day since the park typically closes before all the other parks. We usually have dinner at Animal Kingdom and then hop to the Magic Kingdom to catch the fireworks. I also suggest checking out the Extra Magic Hours schedule for the days that you will be there so that you can spend even more time in the parks. I find the crowd calendars on to be extremely helpful when trying to plan what day to visit each park. The calendars use data to predict crowd levels for each park, and have been pretty accurate in my experience. 

    I took my son on his first Walt Disney World trip when he was two. I highly suggest bringing your own stroller so that you can use it between parks and walking to transportation centers. I did not bring a stroller on our first trip thinking that I could just rent one in the parks, and I quickly regretted that decision. At the end of the night I had to carry a sleeping toddler all the way to the buses and stand in line. My feet were not happy. Another thing I suggest is bringing a refillable water container. Quick Service Restaurants will provide you with a free cup of ice water if you ask for it. I always bring my water bottle and refill it throughout the day to say hydrated and save money.

    I'm running out of space, but if you need anything else please don't hesitate to ask. Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Indiana

I am a recent graduate from Ball State University and mother to my 5-year-old son. We love all things Disney and when we aren’t watching Disney films or planning our next vacation, we love to go to touring Disney shows. I also love to cook, listen to music, read books, and paint. With my experience planning vacations and navigating the parks from a single parent’s perspective, I hope to be able to add a little “pixie dust” to your vacation! Learn More About Sarah

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