Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jan 4, 2013
    Ramona from NY 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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    Okay! So we are going to WDW May right after I am done with my semester at school. I have a 5 yr old and 2 yr old. Will I be able to do enough for both and not go crazy trying to please all at the same time?

    Hi Ramona,

    I think heading to Walt Disney World is a great way to celebrate the end of a semester!  The great thing about Disney Parks is that there are so many attractions that you can enjoy as a whole family.  Another thing to remember when planning a Disney vacation is to pace yourself.  With 4 main theme parks, 2 water parks, a downtown shopping/entertainment district, and dozens of other activities, going to Walt Disney World is like visiting a city.  You can't possibly do or see everything in one trip; don't exhaust yourself trying.  Take it slow and enjoy the things you do see.  This is advice that I still have trouble following.

    You'll want to book your hotel and dining reservations as soon as possible.  Dining can be booked 180 days in advance.  I'm assuming you'll do mostly counter service meals with a 2 and 5 year old, but making a reservation for a character meal can be fun.  Crystal Palace or Hollywood and Vine are both great options for you and your children.  One features characters from Winnie the Pooh, the other features Disney Jr. favorites.

    Some attractions to visit in each park -

    • Magic Kingdom: it's a small world, Peter Pan's Flight, Dumbo, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
    • Epcot: The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Spaceship Earth, Journey Into Imagination
    • Animal Kingdom: Kilimanjaro Safari, Finding Nemo, Legend of the Lion King, The Boneyard
    • Hollywood Studios: Toy Story Midway Mania, Disney Junior, Adventures of the Little Mermaid
    Hope this helps get you started.  Please come back to ask any follow up questions.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Georgia

After spending 25 years in RI, my husband and I relocated to GA with our youngest, who is now in high school. I took my first trip to Walt Disney World when I was 11 and I have traveled many times since then with all different party sizes. From creating our first itinerary as a honeymooner to later creating magical experiences for our multigenerational family gatherings, every aspect of planning a vacation has been pure joy to me.  Learn More About Diane

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