Mom With Kids After Run
  • On Jul 24, 2013
    Launa 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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    We are staying at the All Star Movies Resort 8/30-9/2/13. This is our 1st family vacation & our son's 1st trip to Disney. My hubby is in a wheelchair, our son will be 2 & we have 1 day passes...ANY tips to help us make the most of our day will be G

    Hi, Launa!

    How exciting! Your 1st family vacation in Walt Disney World is sure to be a memorable one...especially with a little 2-year-old prince in tow!

    To help you plan your stay, take a look at these excellent tips for Guests with Little Ones at Disney Theme Parks. Knowing what's available for your little one's needs will be a great help; it was for me!

    Next, I suggest that you visit Magic Kingdom on your 1-day pass, as this has the greatest concentration of classic attractions that Guests of all ages can enjoy. I like to check out, an official crowd-predicting site when determining which park to visit on a particular day, and that site shows Friday, 8/30 to be the best day for a visit to MK, with Saturday, 8/31 being the next best, crowd-wise. (The closer you get to a holiday, such as Labor Day that Monday, the more crowded the parks tend to get...especially MK.) If you can't get to MK first thing on the 30th, then it's worth it to wait until your second day. You'll be able to see and do a lot in the early morning hours on either day, so it's worth it to begin a full day as early as you can.

    Once you are at MK, go to Guest Relations for a Guest Assistance Card, which will allow your family to enjoy alternate entrances whenever they may be required by a wheelchair. Show your GAC at any attraction or entertainment venue which may be more easily accessed by an alternate entrance. We've used these frequently when traveling on school trips with students with special needs and I cannot overstate how wonderful they can be.

    Finally, be sure to keep the whole family hydrated. You can each bring a refillable water container with you into the parks, so fill them with ice before you leave the resort and top them off with water. You'll be glad you did!

    Send more questions as you think of them Launa! We love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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