• On Jul 21, 2008
    Alyson from IN 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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    We are planning a trip for a 1,3,& 6 year olds.for the first time I am having trouble trying to find the right amount of time to spend in each park to make it worth the money and time we have to be there. Please help!!!!

    There is no magic formula or number of hours, however, I would recommend giving yourself flexibility.  That is so hard when you are a planner.  I discovered my kids were early risers and their best time of day was in the early morning.  I would take them to the park that had the early magic hours first.  We would go to Magic Kingdom and hit Fantasyland first and then move to Mickey's Toontown.  We would then hop the train and ride around the park and see the sights.  The Baby Centers are fantastic to go when you need to change a diaper, or feed your little one.  When my youngest was in diapers I would go to the Baby Center and my other ones would sit on the floor and watch cartoons.  The centers are air conditioned and have all your basic needs including pint sized potty's.  I would recommend in the heat of the day going back to the resort and napping.  One of us would stay with the nappers and the other may take the older ones to the pool.  There were times where we divided and conquered, one would go back to resort and the other would stay in the park.  Cell phones will become your best mode of communication.  I just kept mine in a ziploc bag in my pocket.  I would recommend mornings and evenings with naps in between.  I hope you have a fabulous trip!! Heather M.
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Meet the Panelist: Heather, Georgia

I live in a tiny rural town in the heart of Georgia. Disney World is one place we all agree is a place where time stops, where laughter is first and all the pains and sorrows melt away. Learn More About Heather

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