• On Feb 10, 2018
    Andrea from SC 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.

    We are planning a surprise second family trip to WDW May 5th through the 11th for our youngest son's birthday. How is May weather? And what planning advise do you have for a short trip like this? Thanks, Dawn!

    Greetings from the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    Let me start off by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your youngest prince!!! There are so many fun things to do for his birthday like reserving a special birthday cake to be delivered to your room OR to one of the Disney restaurants! OH, and don't forget to pick up a Happy Birthday button at your resort check-in or at any of the Disney Park Guest Relations areas.

    My family has visited Walt Disney World in May for the past three years. As far as weather is concerned, I think this time of year is the best time to go! The weather temperature is not too hot, and in my experience, it does not rain as much as you would see in the middle of summer.

    For my family, we always plan our Disney vacations for six-nights, so here are a few things I always do to ensure a TIGGER-ific vacation:

    1. Make sure you arrive at the Disney Parks 30 minutes before rope drop! The early bird really does get the worm at Disney! I promise you will be able to enjoy shorter lines before the mass of humanity shows up two-hours after the parks open.

    2. Make Disney Dining reservations! Don't spend your time waiting for a walk-up reservation or stressing out over what your family is going to eat. Take the time now to reserve your dining reservations, and don't forget to tell them you are celebrating your son's birthday! 

    3. Bring snacks and make sure you hydrate! May has great weather, but the sun will zap your family of their Disney excitement. We always bring snacks to eat in the attraction lines and bring refillable water bottles for hydration. It's also a good idea to have a fan-mister as well. 

    Have a MAGICAL day!


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Meet the Panelist: Wes, Texas

Woo Hoo!  I am so excited to help plan your next Disney vacation! Since I have experienced Disney in all stages of family life (I have FIVE Tigger-ific kids), in all times of the year, and on a tight budget, I have learned to create Disney magic every trip! Learn More About Wes

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