Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Feb 2, 2015
    Anthony from IL 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 4 & 1 year old for our first trip 6/26-7/5, feling overwhelmed. Planning on club level at AKR & Contemp res. Don't know how long to stay at AKR & how many days to dedicate to each park given my boys ages, who love shows, chracters, r

    Hello Anthony,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I completely understand how you are feeling, there's so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort that it can be overwhelming. It's nearly impossible to fit everything in during one visit so picking a few "must-do's" and then letting the rest fall into place is the best plan. My suggestion; Give yourself a day at Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, and Disney's Hollywood Studios, two days for Magic Kingdom Park, and a day or two to relax and enjoy your Resort Hotel.  

    In my opinion, Club Level Concierge at any of the Walt Disney World Resort Deluxe Hotels is the way to go when you have small children in your party. You will have access to advanced itinerary planning and assistance with reserving Dining, Childcare services, and more. The complimentary Continental breakfast, snacks, drinks, and hot Hors d'oeuvres that are provided throughout the day and evening are perfect for families with little ones in tow. It's a quick and easy way to get a bite to eat and be on your way for a day (or evening) of fun in the Parks. 

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is located closest to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park, but it is quite a long distance from the other Theme Parks. Complimentary bus transportation is needed to get to all of them. If you're going to be using a stroller for your boys then you will be required to collapse the stroller when boarding the bus. Disney's Contemporary Resort gives you access to Disney Monorail Transportation so you would only need to hop on the monorail for a quick ride to Magic Kingdom Park or Epcot. The monorail is a much easier way to get to the Parks especially since you won't have to worry about collapsing a stroller when you board. For ease of transportation and a more convenient location, I recommend staying at Disney's Contemporary Resort for the majority of your visit. 

    Magical Wishes,
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Meet the Panelist: Susan, New York

I am, first and foremost, the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy traveling, social media and anything that involves being active, from running to skiing. Last but not least, I love Walt Disney World and all of the magic and special memories it has brought to me and my family’s lives. I look forward to helping you plan your own magical vacation filled with memories that will last a lifetime Learn More About Susan

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