• On May 3, 2009
    Lori from AL 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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    Taking our 2nd trip in 9/09 & staying at WL again.Last trip we didn't enjoy the resort bc we were on the go.Do you think planning 1 day or 1/2 day to hang back at resort is good idea?There for 6 days & I don't think I can fit all the parks in.

    Hi Lori!

    Congratulations on your upcoming second trip!  The Wilderness Lodge is a magnificent property, themed after some of our nation's most spectacular national parks.   There's even a Disney-version of Old Faithful Geyser.

    I think it's a fabulous idea to allot part of, or an entire day to allow your family a "breather" and enjoy the resort.  All of the Disney properties have lovely lobbies, dining options and pools.  What we usually do is "sandwich" a visit back to the hotel for a swim, lunch and or some hotel exploring in between our morning and late afternoon park trips. September is still quite warm in Central Florida, and mid-day is the perfect time to head back to the resort for just such a break.  Since you are at the Wilderness Lodge, you might consider taking the boat from your resort over to Fort Wilderness Campground (it's a very short ride) to avail yourselves of what they have to offer as well.  At the "Fort", you can check out Chip & Dale's nightly campfire and sing along (complete with S'mores!), horse drawn carriage rides, and one of the best playgrounds at Disney.

    I wouldn't worry about seeing everything at each of the parks.  To be honest, even with two solid weeks of park hopping, it would still probably be close to impossible to do it all.  Plus, not every attraction appeals to every family or age group.  Leaving some things to visit all but ensures a repeat visit!

    Have a wonderful time!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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