Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar
  • On Aug 5, 2011
    Melissa Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are taking our boys on 1/29/12 (will be 7 & almost 5 then). I am conflicted as to whether or not the parkhoppers will be worth the expense with kids that age? Do you think they will be able to hang in there for more than 1 park a day?

    One of my first pieces of advice to guests looking to trim down their WDW budget, Melissa, is to skip the park hopper option.  While it is a nice convenience, it certainly isn't a necessary component to have an absolutely magical vacation.  My family has visited without it many, many times.  That said, the ability to park hop truly is a bonus and even guests visiting with young children can benefit from the convenience.  When my family has used it in the past, we typically visit one park at opening and stay there until early afternoon.  From there we like to take a mid-day break and head back to the resort for naps or a dip in the pool.  We "hop" to a different park (typically Epcot) for dinner and evening entertainment before calling it a day.  In situations like that, even a young child could "hang in there" for multiple parks in one day.  I hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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