• On Jan 12, 2020
    Mary from AL 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.

    I am staying at the Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary. I am traveling with my 4 year old. Would you recommend splitting up a day at the Animal Kingdom with a nap or doing in one piece? Is bus the best. Realistic travel times including waiting?

    Hi Mary! Thank you for reaching out to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I have a soon to be 4-year-old, and recently Disney's Animal Kingdom has been his favorite park! He especially loves the Festival of the Lion King and Kali River Rapids, so be sure you catch those! 

    When we are visiting Disney's Animal Kingdom, we usually arrive right as the park opens, as that is one of the best times to see the animals on Kilimanjaro Safaris, which is our first stop. Generally, we can complete everything that my little one wants to do, including a stop at The Boneyard, by around 4 when we head back to the hotel, so for this park, we generally do not head back for a nap. My one exception to our no nap plan would be if we wanted to say to see Rivers of Light: We Are One. In order for my little one to make it to any nighttime show, we need to schedule a nap or have a later start to our day. 

    Whichever you choose to do, Mary, I know that your little one will have a wild adventure! Please come back over to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help you as you plan your magical vacation!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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