AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Oct 12, 2013
    Lisa 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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    This is all very overwhelming... not sure where to even start planning a trip to WDW. We have 2 girls (7) and (5)... Does anyone have any suggestions? Like which resort, package deals, meal cards (someone didn't recommend this). Any tips r appreciated.

    Hi Lisa, welcome to the Disney Parks Mom's Panel!

    Here is how I plan my visits to Walt Disney World.

    First I choose when to visit by using unofficial sites like Touring Plans that predict crowd levels for the entire year.  I also use Walt Disney World calendar to know park hours and events times - I look for days with late night park hours.
    I always make the most of early and late park hours.

    Choosing a resort depends on budget and taste.  If budge allows it Disney Deluxe Resorts offer great benefits to its guests.  Most of these resorts feature Character Dining as well as Signature Restaurants and all are conveniently located close to 1 or 2 theme parks or to Downtown Disney.

    Still, Moderate Resorts offer great value with great benefits.  Regular rooms at Value Resorts do not feature queen beds.
    To make the most of your vacation time I always suggest driving your own or rental car.

    All four theme parks deserve at least 1 full day visit and if revisiting parks is a possibility make sure to visit Magic Kingdom as much as you can before revisiting any other park.  Animal Kingdom is a great park to revisit with young children.

    Bringing your own stroller helps keeping young children well rested during the day.  These are also useful for storing bags and other personal items.

    Thank you for visiting and letting us help you plan a magical vacation at Walt Disney World.
    Hope to hear again from you.

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Meet the Panelist: Miguel, Puerto Rico

I am honored with the opportunity to design Disney experiences to share with my wife and kids.  I enjoy experiencing what Walt Disney World offers that is not available anywhere else, and look forward to helping you discover it with your family. Learn More About Miguel

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