Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Feb 8, 2013
    Mary jo 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 a trip with three children 4,2, infant. We will have 5 full days. How should I plan the trip? We will have to do naps everyday. We live in Florida so trying to decide if seasonal passes are worth it.

    Hi Mary Jo! I am sure your family is getting excited about a possible trip to Walt Disney World even if you are living so close!

    Disney will often promote special ticket pricing for Florida residents so be sure and check to see if there are any specials going on for your visit time. Annual Passes will provide you with the ability to visit the Disney parks 365 days of the year but it is a cost that might not fit with your vacation plans. There are several options which might include the water parks or some have black out dates for use. To purchase any of them you will need proof of Florida residency. If you are only going to visit once or twice a year a pass is probably not your best financial option.

    Since you have five full days of Disney fun I suggest you plan a visit to one park each day. Head to the parks early when they open to get the best chance of shorter lines. Stay long enough for lunch then head back to your resort for afternoon naps and pool time. We like to then head back to the park for dinner and any night time entertainment such as parades and fireworks. The one park that we try to do as much as possible without heading back for early naps is Animal Kingdom. This park generally closes fairly early so we often eat lunch and continue to do an hour or so more of attractions before calling it a day.

    Be sure and look at all the dining options for the parks and make advanced dining reservations when needed. That number is 407-939-3463  There are also great quick service spots in the parks that don't require reservations so just decide what will work best for your family. Check the park calendars to see when the parades are held and the fireworks in the evening so you can plan on watching and enjoying all the entertainment. And the best advice is to not try to feel like you need to see and do it all during one vacation. Don't stress and enjoy what you can and relish just being together as a family!
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Meet the Panelist: Kay, Indiana

Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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