Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Aug 23, 2012
    Derek from TX 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 All! My kids (2 & 4) and I will be traveling to Orlando this October. We are staying at the Royal Pacific (work). I will be taking the kids by myself to the parks. We are first timers and looking for ideas on what to do! Best plans for kids my a

    The Magic Kingdom will hold the most rides and attractions for children those ages, so I would plan to spend the majority of my time there.I'm not sure if you are spending entire days in the parks, or just going in the evenings after your work event, but it is a very large, two-full-day-park. If you only have evenings, you might want to allow several of them in order to see and do more there.

    Animal Kingdom is my own children's second choice, followed by Hollywood Studios and then Epcot. This is primarily because of your kids' young ages. Epcot, while wonderful, holds the least to entertain little ones.

    October is a really great time of year to visit! The weather is lovely, and the fall decorations are up and very festive. If you'd like a special event, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party would be a blast! The kids can wear their favorite costumes and spend a night trick-or-treating in the park, with special holiday themed shows, parade, and even fireworks. This is a must-do for my family.

    Also, I strongly suggest that you either bring or rent a double stroller. Even if your children generally walk at home, they will be exhausted at Disney. It's not uncommon for us to walk 10 miles a day in the parks - far more than most little ones can handle!

    Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Kentucky

I'm a member of the original 2008 Moms Panel and am happy to be back again to help you plan! We are DVC members who visit 2-3 times per year with our 3 young daughters, and I am only one visit away from being able to say I've stayed in every Disney resort! Learn More About Heather

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