Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 21, 2013
    Wyniqua from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am a single mom traveling down in April with a 6 year old, 2 year old, and a 15 year old. I am trying to wrap my mind around how I am going to do the rides with the little guys and then with my big girl. I almost feel like I need another hand. Advice?

    Hi Wyniqua!

    ​As a fellow single mom, I'm so glad that I can help you plan your Walt Disney World vacation!  I do share your dilemma as at one point, one of my kids was willing to do all the scary rides, while the other was a bit of a worry wart. Many of the attractions at Walt Disney World offer a "child swap" section, where your older child can wait for you to ride the attraction with the younger ones, and then she can ride immediately after.  If your children are willing to go on attractions and wish to sit together, there are options for you to sit behind them, or in the following car. Ultimately, Disney is a very safe place for children and families, however, comfort levels vary from parent to parent.

    There is also the option of hiring a "mothers helper" to accompany you to the parks and attractions. An extremely reputable company, which is a WDW preferred provider is Kids Nite Out. At a cost of $18.50 per hour (2 children below the age of 13) you can reserve an helper who will stay with you and the kids and assist you throughout as long as you need them. This has been a great tool to some moms who require the additional eyes and help that a helper can bring, and KNO has been exemplary in service! You can access more KNO information at their independent website, Kidsniteout.com

    Hope this helps you plan your magical vacation and from one single mom to another: You're doing an awesome job!!!

    -Malanie
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Meet the Panelist: Malanie, New York

Hi there! The Disney Parks have been a part of my life since I was a little girl. Introducing my children, husband, and family to all the magic that Walt Disney World can offer has led to countless moments with Mickey and Friends, Disney Vacation Club membership and fun on the high seas with Disney Cruise Lines! Our vacations are usually centered around a visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, and I am super excited to help you plan and create magical moments for you and your families!

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