Mom And Son Nemos Reef
  • On Jul 21, 2014
    Jade from VA 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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    1st time WD trip in/around February 2015. 5yr & 2yr old family of 4. Whats the best option for those ages. WDW or Disney Cruise. Its also 5yr old B-Day!

    Welcome aboard, Jade! It is so exciting to plan a Disney vacation, isn't it? With Disney in Orlando, you have so many choices: the Walt Disney World Resort or Disney Cruise Line. Well, those are not the only two choices. I'd like to suggest a third alternative that will give you the best of both worlds: a land and sea Disney vacation!

    My family loves to add a visit to the parks at the Walt Disney World Resort onto our cruise vacations. I suggest visiting the Walt Disney World Resort before you set sail, because you'll have so much fun, but lots of walking, that can wear you out. After that, you have a relaxing, though still just as exciting and fun-filled cruise to look forward to! Depending on how long you plan to stay in Orlando, you may consider spending four days at the parks and then taking a three or four night sailing with Disney Cruise Line. The Disney Dream offers these shorter sailings which are perfect for combining with a Walt Disney World vacation.

    Disney Cruise Line even offers ground transfers for an additional cost, but they are the way to go. A motorcoach picks up guests at their Walt Disney World Resort, then whisks them away in comfort to Port Canaveral. The hour long ride is relaxing for everyone because a Disney Cruise Line video is played, followed by classic Disney cartoons, and before you know it, you're pulling right up to the ship!

    No matter what, be sure to get a birthday button onboard the ship or at your resort for your son. Cast Members and Disney characters who see him wearing it will love to make a big deal out of his birthday! Have fun planning, Jade and let me know if you have other questions before the big trip! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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