• On Aug 24, 2020
    Madelen from Viken Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. If travel to the USA is allowed in the summer of 2021 (with Covid-19 in mind), we are planning a trip to Orlando, and to Disney World with two children aged seven and nine from Norway. Will one day in each park be enough, or do we need more time?

    Welcome to planDisney, Madelen!

    Oh, my goodness...a summer visit to Walt Disney World with two children in tow will be so magical--I am so excited for you!

    There is so much to see and do in each Walt Disney World theme park, you could find new adventures each day if you stayed a full month. I've been dozens of times, and there are still attractions, restaurants, and experiences I have not seen. Seriously.

    If you are able to spare some extra time, I would recommend two days in each park for several reasons. First, you and your littles will likely have a very long list of must-dos in each park, so breaking up those activities over two days will keep your vacation leisurely. With the difference in time zones, you'll likely be up early, so arrive at park open and spend several hours making magical memories. Then, give your feet a break by enjoying a Table Service lunch or early dinner. You'll enjoy a delicious meal, chat about the fun you've had and about what's in store for the rest of your park adventures, recharging your batteries at the same time. Having a second day to return to that same park to experience something you just didn't get to the first day will set the tone for a more relaxed vacation.

    I'm a teacher, and we've traveled to The Most Magical Place on Earth most summers, so I can attest to the fact that you'll appreciate either a midday break or the chance to enjoy some lovely evening pool time back at your Walt Disney World Resort hotel. Consider returning to your hotel for a refreshing late afternoon swim, then shower/change and head to a fantastic Table Service dinner at your own resort, back inside that same park, or at a restaurant in a Walt Disney World Resort hotel that's adjacent to a theme park (making transportation a breeze). Some nights, you may enjoy that pool time so much, you may just stay "home" for the night. :-) 

    Finally, there will be some of those attractions that WOWED you so much you'll want to ride them a second time before your return home.The moment we first stepped off of Avatar Flight of Passage, for example, we changed the rest of our next day's plans just so that we could experience this truly breathtaking attraction one more time. Having the added opportunities to sample highlights of each park will help ensure that everyone's favorites were accomplished--at least once.

    As you pack your trip full of pixie-dusted plans, be sure to send additional questions our way, Madelen. We love to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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