• On Jun 18, 2018
    Shawn from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am traveling to Disney in August of 2018 with a 8 & 6 year old. Would you recommend purchasing a GPS tracker watch for each one of the kids?

    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for visiting Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    A Walt Disney World vacation is perfect for kids of all ages, and I'm sure you're looking forward to your visit. There's so much that's new and exciting in addition to all the favorite attractions and entertainment highlights.

    We receive lots of "Would you recommend..." questions here at Disney Parks Moms Panel, and each of us here is always happy to help. My general philosophy with "Would you recommend..." questions is to think about how they enhance your Disney experience as a Guest. So for example, a question like "Would you recommend FastPass+ service?" would prompt me to offer a response with an immediate and wildly enthusiastic "YES!"  I think making FastPass+ selections falls into both the "really easy" and "must-do" categories because it's a simple way to enhance your theme park fun and reduce the time you spend in standby queues for popular attractions. A question like "Would you recommend GPS trackers?" is much more personal as only you know your family best. That said, I think my approach to the recommendation would be similar — does it enhance your experience? If you feel outfitting your little ones with a GPS tracker will enhance your vacation experience, then I'd say yes I recommend doing so. Be sure to check out the great guidance that my good friend and fellow Moms Panelist Robyn offered on the question with tips for all Guests — and especially little ones — staying found. Also checkout the Timon and Pumbaa's Wild About Safety site that she highlighted.

    Shawn, you're choosing a great summer to visit Walt Disney World and there's lots of magic awaiting you.

    Enjoy your Disney!

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The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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