Mom And Son Safari
  • On Mar 14, 2010
    Michelle from IN 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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    i thought i planned well.until i discovered the moms panel.i stayed within budget.what do you think about park hopping with the little kids in the future?dh asks what im going to do once vacation is over.plan the next one. looove this panel.


    I'm sure you can ask everyone on the panel their thoughts on park hopping with little ones and get lots of answers...

    My viewpoint comes from a mom of four children who lives on a budget. For our family of six to purchase park hopper tickets, it would cost at least $300, not including tax. And I have to ask myself, "Could we buy a special experience like a Fireworks Cruise or a Dinner Show that would be more memorable?"

    But even if you didn't have to worry about a budget, I don't always advise to park hop if you have young ones in your group. Not only does it take a minimum of 30 minutes on average to move from one park to the next (and my experience puts it at 45 minutes to an hour), folding up a stroller to load a bus plus all the additional walking can make both toddler AND parent worn out.

    My approach is to plan one park a day and do it well and do it at a navigable pace. A Disney vacation requires endurance and zig-zagging the parks doesn't allow you to feel that you got the most value for your time nor does it allow you to enjoy the end of your vacation as much as you did the first day.

    You can always upgrade your park tickets if, after a few days of one-park-ing-it, you feel like you'd want to speed up your pace.

    Wishing y'all a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Whitney, Mississippi

My family of 6 appreciates Disney's value! Although Ft. Wilderness is our second home, we've enjoyed the resorts for business, reunions and romantic getaways. For me, Disney also means dining: last count, I'd eaten at 55 restaurants around the World! Learn More About Whitney

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