EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 7, 2015
    Michelle anne 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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    my son has autisim so he gets stressed if its too busy but he really wants to do the enchanted 10k in febuary 2016..we would arrive 17th feb but have heard its presidents week..we were going to stay for 18 nights do you think it be too busy time to visit

    Hello, Michelle Anne! 

    While the President's Day Weekend is typically a busy few days at Walt Disney World® Resort, the crowd levels are actually forecasted to be at a 6 out of 10 - totally manageable and it's only for a few days! I do not think it will be too busy for your family. Mid-late February is a fantastic time to vacation; especially if you have a good plan in place. Here are a few tips to help your prince not get too stressed. 

    • Enjoy the theme parks early in the morning. Crowds are at the highest in the afternoon hours, making that a great time for you to return to your resort so your son may have some downtime

    • Dine during off-peak hours. I suggest 11:00am for lunch and right at 5:00pm for dinner 

    I'm so excited he wants to participate in the Enchanted 10K! Nothing beats running as a family, but with 10,000 runners, there will be times of crowds. Here are some tips to help on race day

    • Stay in the back of your assigned corral to allow him plenty of space. When the race starts, stay in the back and start out slow. This will allow the majority of runners to move ahead and give him ample running space

    • Run along the sides of the course. This will keep your son from feeling surrounded when runners behind you catch up or you encounter crowded spots on the course

    • Bring ear plugs or ear buds if your son is sensitive to loud nosies. There will be loud music while you wait for the race to begin and fireworks at the start

    You can have a successful vacation with the right plan and I'm here to help you achieve that. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for any additional questions you may have. 

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Meet the Panelist: Faith, South Carolina

Hi, doers & dreamers! I am a wife and mother of three active children and we are always on the go. We look forward to our Walt Disney World® Resort vacations as a way of slowing down and reconnecting while still maintaining our active lifestyle. Whether your family wants to take it easy by a resort hotel pool, or speed up during a runDisney race event, I am your planning expert!  Learn More About Faith

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