Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Dec 31, 2008
    Katie from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    As a teacher, my vacation time are limited. I'd like to visit Disney World from April 12-19, 2009. I know the crowds will be bad, but how do we deal with them? What can we do to make sure we aren't overwhelmed as we'll be traveling with a 3-year-old?

    You may face some challenges, but it can still be a magical vacation!  Use the Fast Pass system.  The way my family does this is I stay with my daughters in line at one ride, and my husband will go grab us fast passes for something nearby.  He gets back in time to ride with us, and we have another ride to look forward to! 

    Plan your meals for off peak times - like lunch at 11.  This helps with restaurant crowds and lets you be out in the parks while other people are thinking about lunch.  Another tip to avoid crowds is to do rides and attractions during the parades.

    Use the extra magic hours available to resort guests, so you'll have a little extra time before the rest of the crowd comes in.  Plan to do popular attractions early!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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