EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 14, 2009
    Stacy from NB 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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    How long should I plan on staying at the hotel for an afternoon break with a 4 year old and a 20 month old? The toddler naps about an hour and half at home but not sure what expect at Disney! Bedtime is about 8 PM at home - will he keep the same schedule?

    Hi Stacy - every child, and every trip is different.  I always try to stay to a similar schedule on vacation, but my 2 and 4 year olds definitely try to stay up as long as possible.  With only one room, we find that it does take them a little longer to fall asleep, especially at night.  However, once they are asleep, they are usually so tired that they do get a great night's sleep.

    For naps, I found that my kids did sleep on pretty much their regular schedule.  The combination of heat and activity completely tired them out!  We generally stay at the hotel from 1-3:30, which gives us time to nap and freshen up before heading back for more fun and for dinner.

    Have a great vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Jodi, Massachusetts

My name is Jodi from Massachusetts.  I am married with 2 children and work as a writer and consultant. I really look forward to helping parents everywhere plan a vacation within their budget that will truly create lifelong memories. Learn More About Jodi

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