Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jun 4, 2011
    Tanya from MO 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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    I am taking my 3 kids to WDW next week; ages 3, 5, 11. My husband can't go but my parents are so I have help. Aside from the ride swap are there any other insider secrets for adults "out numbered" by children?

    Hi Tanya,

    That is too bad that your husband won't be able to make the trip, but how lucky you are to have your parents with you!

    As a mom of three as well, I have done Disney by myself and there have been times where you do feel out numbered.  

    I would see if your parents are interested in some alone time with one of the kids at different intervals throughout the day.  They could take one of the little ones on a ride while you take another one to a different ride. 
    Or if you feel comfortable, you could let your 11yr old go on some of the "bigger" rides by himself.  You could get a walkie talkie or have him meet you back at a certain meeting spot.

    My best suggestion is to have fun, practice patience because you will be the go-to parent on this trip.  Lean on your parents when you can.

    Have a wonderful time!!
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I am from Georgetown, ON Canada. I own/operate a health and fitness company, and have 3 children. I love being able to help people plan their vacations and share my experiences with them ... including how to stay fit and healthy while on vacation! Learn More About Carrie

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