EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On May 27, 2015
    Cindy from IL 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.

    Returning to Disney World for the first time with a toddler (2 1/2), I'm concerned about a mid-day rest. If we find it necessary to rest back at the resort (Pop Century), how long should I allow to get back to our dinner reservations at the parks? Thanks!

    Hi there Cindy!

    How exciting to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort for the first time with your little one!  As a mom of four children myself, I can tell you from personal experience that I found afternoon naps to be invaluable when my children were younger. When traveling with little ones, my strategy was to arrive at park opening in order to experience as many attractions as possible while the temperature was cooler and the crowds were minimal, return to the resort for an afternoon nap or swim, and then reenter the park in the early evening to enjoy the nighttime activities. To be on the safe side, I would allow at least one hour travel time if you are trying to make it back to the park for an Advanced Dining Reservation. 

    I hope this helps. Please don't hesitate to stop by again with any additional questions that you may have. Best wishes for a magical trip, Cindy!

    Happy Travels,
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Meet the Panelist: Jodie, Georgia

Hey, y'all! I'm the mother of four amazing kids and wife to my very own Prince Charming!  After working as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, I recently traded in my scrubs to work as a Physician Recruiter for my local hospital. My friends call me the "Queen of Disney," and I would love to put all my experiences and knowledge to work in order to assist you in planning a magical Walt Disney World vacation! Learn More About Jodie

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