Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Nov 25, 2012
    Tina from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Planning first trip for us all to WDW next summer....2 adults and 2 kids age 2 1/2 and 6, where do I start planning...feeling overwhelmed!! how many days? what theme park to focus on first? eateries that are awesome? etc etc

    Hi Tina!

    Thanks for coming to the Disney Moms Panel to start your planning for what will be an incredible trip!  You have come to the right place and we welcome you to come back again and again as your trip draws closer.

    Without a doubt, the absolute best place to start your planning is at the Walt Disney World Resort web site.  Every thing you could possible want to know is at your finger tips right there.  The first decision you need to make is how long you will be vacationing at the happiest place on earth!  That will determine how much you will see and how long you can take it all in.

    As a mother of three, I can say that the starting place for how long begins for me at four days.  You can dedicate one day to each of the four theme parks.  Adding more days will allow you to take in the water park options as well and allow you to also re-visit any park that you didn't get to take in enough., you can't go wrong no matter what your choice is! You can sample foods from around the world at Epcot, spend time with your favorite Disney characters with Character Dining options to a quiet sit down meal with full table service.  Oh and if you are on the run, Disney has great counter service fare as well.  Disney Dining and Reservations can point you in all the right directions.

    Don't be overwhelmed by all the options.  Focus on what you and your little ones love about Disney and start there.  You can't go wrong.

    Have a very magical time!!

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Meet the Panelist: Carrie, Ontario

I am from Georgetown, ON Canada. I own/operate a health and fitness company, and have 3 children. I love being able to help people plan their vacations and share my experiences with them ... including how to stay fit and healthy while on vacation! Learn More About Carrie

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