Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On May 17, 2009
    Amber 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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    What do u suggest for first time dw trip? We have 4 adults 5 kids It is 2 familys mine an brothers, going in memory of our mom. Going in Aug 15 don't know how long want to spend couple days at beach to relax!! thanx for ne help

    Hi Amber,

    Thanks so much for your question!  I  think it is really wonderful that you and your brother are taking your families on vacation in memory of your Mom.  Disney is a wonderful place to make priceless memories, so this trip will be extra special.  Make sure you take advantage of the PhotoPass photographers so you can get some great shots with your entire group.

    Since you will be visiting in August, you can plan on very hot and humid weather.  Children this age tend to "melt down" fairly quickly, and often would prefer to spend time at the pool.  For this reason I would be sure to choose a resort with a great pool.  One of the best pools I've seen for small children is at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, they have a toddler splash-ground that is simply amazing!

    I would suggest that you spend at least two days at the Magic Kingdom, and get there early!  This is the best way to avoid the heat and the crowds as much as possible.  You can head back to the resort around lunch for a break and a swim, and then head back for a little more fun once the hot afternoon sun has passed.

    If you plan on visiting the other three parks as well, I would schedule at least one day at each.  Some can be done quicker than others, but traveling in a large group (with small children) can slow things down a bit!

    I hope this helps, be sure to come back with any other questions you might have!

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