• On Jul 29, 2019
    Daniel Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are thinking about going to WDW with 3 kids (5,3 and 9 month). Do you recommend doing so or is it too stressful for all of us? How long should we stay and which property do you recommend?

    Hi, Daniel!  Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There is something so special about seeing the magic of Walt Disney World through the eyes of your children.  My own children are tweens now, and while that makes some aspects of vacationing easier, I wouldn't trade the time we spent at the Walt Disney World Resort when they were little for anything!  I think if you plan ahead and do your resEARch, you'll be able to relax and make magical memories to treasure for a lifetime.  It would be my pleasure to help you plan a stress-free vacation with your little Mouseketeers.

    First off, I would definitely plan on staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  Being close to the theme parks is a must when you have little ones.  All of the convenient complimentary transportation options between the theme parks and Walt Disney World Resort Hotels makes it easy to stop back to your room for an afternoon nap.  I don't think you can go wrong with any Walt Disney World Resort Hotel.  I would suggest exploring the list of resort hotels on the Walt Disney World website and choosing one with features and theming that appeal most to your family. 

    Do you plan on spending a lot of your vacation at Magic Kingdom Park?  If so, you may like the convenience of staying at one of the Magic Kingdom area resort hotels located along the monorailDisney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are all just a quick monorail ride from Magic Kingdom Park.  Do your kids love to just keep swimming like Dory?  The Big Blue Pool at Disney's Art of Animation Resort is the largest hotel pool on Walt Disney World property.  There is a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel to fit every guest's taste and budget.

    As for how long to stay, that is really up to you.  I would personally suggest staying for as long as your schedule and budget permit.  Allowing yourself more time will let you explore all that the Walt Disney World Resort has to offer at a more leisurely pace.  Factoring in plenty of time to rest is the key to a stress-free trip with young children.  Speaking of rest and break times, be sure to take advantage of the Baby Care Centers located in each of the theme parks.

    Some of my fellow Panelists recently discussed traveling with preschoolers in this Disney Parks Blog article.  Be sure to check out their tips, and if you have any additional questions, stop by and visit us again.
    See ya real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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