Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 11, 2012
    Kelli from MI 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 traveling to disney from Tuesday 1/29/13 arriving late morning til Sunday 2/3/13 leaving late morning with 2 adults and a 5 and 7 year old. Wondered what your suggestion is for itinerary would be and what to expect for weather/clothes? Thanks!

    Hi Kelli!

    Thank you for sending in your question to the Walt Disney World Moms Panel.

    Central Florida can be very unpredictable weather-wise in late January / early February.  On some days it can be relatively cold requiring a jacket (and maybe even a hat and gloves in the evening) and on other days one can walk around comfortably during the day in a t-shirt and shorts.  You will definitely want to wear clothes in layers so that you can add or remove clothing as necessary!

    Itinerary-wise, until Friday of your trip, the crowds will be very small if this coming year is like recent past years.  It will start to get crowded on Friday and stay that way until Sunday, but the crowd level will be about medium.  I would suggest saving Disney's Animal Kingdom for Saturday or Sunday when the parks will be more crowded.  Other than that, I think I would plan a trip around what Table Service dining reservations I could get because of the low crowd levels expected.  In other words, I don't think it is is important to schedule around anticipated crowds.  The other tip is, with young children, I suggest visiting Epcot before visiting the Magic Kingdom.  That is because Epcot is sometimes considered to be the least "kid friendly" of the parks and thus I recommend that families with young children go there first before the kids get a taste of the Magic Kingdom.

    I hope this helps!  Please write back with more questions!
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Meet the Panelist: Bernie, Maryland

I am an engineer with NASA with prior Air Force service. My wife and I have two boys, ages 13 and 8. At home, I'm known as the "Disney Guy" and I've enjoyed helping guests plan their Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, and Disneyland vacations. Learn More About Bernie

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