AA Mom And Kids Mickey Ice Cream Bar; DinoLand U.S.A.; animal kingdom
  • On Apr 27, 2012
    Gina from MA 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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    HI. Thinking of coming in the fall for my son's 4th birthday. he has good stamina but i don't think he could do a whole park a day. any thoughts? thanks

    Hi Gina,

    Walt Disney World can be exhausting if you do not pace yourselves. I can't even do a whole park in a single day and still feel like I'm on vacation!

    We started to bring our son to WDW at the age of 2. Even before we were parents, we always took a mid-day break back at our resort. A nap, swim, and/or quiet time in the room is a perfect way for everyone in the family to rejuvenate from the excitement of the parks.

    Our son is now 12 and practically the only time that he falls asleep for a nap is at WDW! I can't count how many times that we've returned to the room for a mid-day rest and he's fallen asleep.

    When he was younger, we would return to the hotel for a swim as there's something about the water that relaxes everyone. Our son would then take a nap. This allowed all of us to tour the parks early in the morning and later afternoons or evenings. Of course, our son was also up much later than if we had been at home. Although our schedule was different, we tried to keep bed time routines the same - bath, read a story, turn on sound machine, etc.

    For a WDW trip, remember that time at your resort is also part of the vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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