Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Jun 26, 2009
    Jjessica from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    My son will be 9 mos in July when we go.My husband & I are worried about the heat.We are considering taking him to Magic Kingdom after 5pm since they close at 12am.Will we be able to do most rides if we go at this time?Suggestions for daytime fun?Thank

    Hi Jessica,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  Having just returned from an unusually warm June visit to Walt Disney World, I can tell you the heat is certainly something to take into account when planning your days.

    Leaving the parks in the late morning/early afternoon was key to the attitudes and endurance of my family.  Having a nice long swim in the afternoon, heading to Downtown Disney for some shopping, or simply a nice rest back at the resort are great ways to avoid the mid-day heat and crowds at the parks.  I found that once the sun started setting, my kids were recharged and I didn't have to worry about the sunscreen, this made for some very pleasant evenings!

    Any of the attractions that were open during the day, will remain open for the duration of the park hours (except Extra Magic Hours when only certain attractions are available).  So spend an evening at the park, I'm guessing you'll find it quite enjoyable!

    For more information on traveling to Walt Disney World with little ones, check out the in-depth planning information HERE.
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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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