Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 22, 2009
    Saron 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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    We will be at MK 12/29 & 30th. Kids are 3.5 and 18 mos. I want to be able to have them nap so we can stay up late and enjoy the fireworks BUT I'm terrified we will not get back into the park if we leave. I know they reach capacity on holidays, should I


    It is true that Disney will close a park due to capacity crowds as they always have guest safety as a top priority.  But keep in mind that resort guests are the last to be turned away and will be given access even if a non-property-residing guest is denied entry.  Lesson: Make sure if you are staying on property to bring your Key to the World card.

    If the worst happens and they do close the parks even to resort guests, I suggest heading over to the Polynesian via the resorts monorail and walking to its beach (give yourself at least 20 minutes to do this).  The fireworks will be farther away, however, the music is played on the pier and it is perfectly choreographed to the display.

    If you don't want to take chances and wish to stay in the park, my favorite place to take a nap is either while riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (and I have seen kind Cast Members allow more than one guest to stay on when they had a sleeping child in their arms) or the Carousel of Progress for a 20-minute nap or the even-darker Hall of Presidents!  If you don't want to be roused, a ride on the steam train may be in order.  I don't recommend this strategy for every visit, but for a special occasion like one night of fireworks, even a small cat-nap can make the evening more bearable with small children!

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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